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Renishaw celebrates company values with charity donations

Posted on 15 Jun 2024. Edited by: John Hunter. Read 224 times.
Renishaw celebrates company values with charity donations Renishaw presents Bristol Autism Support with a cheque for £5,000

To highlight how its company values can guide the actions of teams and individuals, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, recently held a global competition for employees. Teams from its offices around the world provided examples of the company’s values in action, with winners selected for each of the values — innovation, inspiration, integrity, involvement. The winning teams nominated charities, which each received a share of the £20,000 prize fund.

The competition received 37 entries from across the business, each one demonstrating how a project they had worked on reflected one of the company’s core values. The executive committee ranked entries based on which teams best demonstrated the values. Renishaw chief executive Will Lee, Group human resources director Diane Canadine and director of Group strategic development Marc Saunders then selected the final winners.

Mr Lee said: “At Renishaw, we are proud of our strong working culture and we encourage our people to act in line with our core values. Our annual values competition is a great way to highlight how they apply to all roles across the business. It celebrates our people for consistently living the values every day.”

The inspiration category was won by Renishaw’s equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) committee for promoting ‘Allyship’ in day-to-day interactions. The EDI committee conducted Allyship workshops throughout the business to encourage employees to support and advocate for one another, to create an inclusive and safe environment. The team chose to donate to Bristol Autism Support, an organisation providing information, support and training for parents and carers of autistic children.

Empowering people

Amelia Orchard-Smith, EDI lead at Renishaw, said: “Having the right support from the wider business can empower people to ask for the help they need and advocate for themselves. We chose to donate to Bristol Autism Support because we want people to be at their best — to use their unique skillset to contribute to the community, and Bristol Autism Support helps support people and their families and friends to do that.”

The Early Careers Network committee, a group of apprentices and graduates focused on connecting early careers employees, won the involvement award. The committee created a platform for early career employees to network and socialise across Renishaw’s Gloucestershire, UK sites, hosting events including a ‘Welcome to Renishaw BBQ’, ‘Lunch and Learn’ and a summer celebration for those graduating from their respective schemes. The Early Careers Network committee chose to donate to local Gloucestershire charity, Aura’s Dogs.

The innovation category had joint winners: the Renishaw USA CMM Support team and the Equator gauge development team. The USA team created a metrology solution for a world-renowned space organisation, while the Equator gauge development team developed technology and calibration techniques for a new gauging product. The chosen charities were respectively St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Secret Soup Society in Bristol.

A collaboration between several teams based at Renishaw’s Woodchester manufacturing site, near Stroud, won the integrity category. Teams from Assembly Development Engineering, SP25 scanning probe production and Health and Safety, developed a new welding solution to improve production of the SP25. Their chosen charity is AfrAsia-Link, which assists and develops non-profit organisations in Africa and Asia lacking resources, status, communications or necessary skills to carry out activities.