Area/Products: Pharmaceuticals & Consumer Healthcare
Brief History: GSK was established in 2000 following the merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham. It produces a number of drugs and vaccines for the UK market, plus healthcare products such as Sensodyne and Aquafresh toothpaste. Globally, it employs 70,000 people and 2022 revenue was $36.75 billion, making it the 10th biggest pharma company in the world.
Presence in the UK: GSK has a huge presence in the UK, employing over 17,000 people across 10 sites (including manufacturing, R&D and Corporate HQ). 3,500 employees are in direct manufacturing jobs in facilities such as Ulverston in Cumbria and Montrose in Scotland.
Check out the video below taking a look inside the SMART Lab at GSK’s Stevenage facility.