Royston chemical firm Johnson Matthey celebrates 200th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 08:31 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:03 27 July 2017

Johnson Matthey employees enjoyed a day of celebrations for the firm's 200th anniversary.

Johnson Matthey employees enjoyed a day of celebrations for the firm's 200th anniversary.

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Royston chemical firm Johnson Matthey is celebrating 60 years spent at its current site in the town – and a whopping two centuries in business.

Johnson Matthey employees enjoyed a day of celebrations for the firm's 200th anniversary.Johnson Matthey employees enjoyed a day of celebrations for the firm's 200th anniversary.

The firm has around 2,000 employees in Royston and has been holding celebrations around the globe to commemorate 200 years.

At the site in Orchard Road there was live music, an inflatable fun area with items such as bungee runs and Sumo suits, a street market offering different foods from across the globe, side stalls, ice cream vans and coconut shies.

It was ice creams all round at the Orchard Road site.It was ice creams all round at the Orchard Road site.

During Wednesday’s event there was also a large marquee showcasing some of the science activities that are used for children’s school tours, along with photos, posters and artefacts from the past.

Site planning and services director John Gourd said: “200 years in business is an incredible milestone for Johnson Matthey and all of us here at our Royston site are excited to have celebrated with our 13,000 colleagues around the world to mark this important event.”

Group Financial Director  Anna Manz.Group Financial Director Anna Manz.

For more on Johnson Matthey see www.matthey.com.

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