60 second science: Precision measurements

Sir David McMurtry and John Deer are the founders of Renishaw, one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of precision measurement equipment.

From humble beginnings as mechanical apprentices, Sir David and John met in the library at Rolls-Royce. Now they are joint winners of the Swan Medal awarded by the Institute of Physics celebrating physics in business.

About the film

Filmed on location at Renishaw, New Mills, Wooton-Under-Edge; Renishaw, Woodchester; Gloucestershire, UK.

Director: Martyn Bull
Producer: Thomas Delfs
Camera: Mark Whatmore
Editors: Liam Angell, Mike Willbourne
Cast: Sir David McMurtry, John Deer

Production company: insitu
Client: Institute of Physics