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Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2017: Disruptor of the Year

PUBLISHED: 12:33 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:59 03 November 2017

Disruptor of the Year

Disruptor of the Year


We reveal the winner of this year’s award for Disruptor of the Year, sponsored by University of Gloucestershire

Last night, on November 2, we celebrated the region’s best innovative engineering and manufacturing companies at the third annual Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards.

The glittering ceremony held at Cheltenham Racecourse celebrated the incredible achievements made by companies who really do put the Cotswolds on the map, drive the region’s economy and keep the area at the top of the tree when it comes to entrepreneurship and business success.

Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of the award for Disruptor of the Year, sponsored by University of Gloucestershire.

This year’s runner up:

MarShip, Tetbury

Draining water from diesel tanks is crucial to maintaining quality.

MarShip’s Diesel Drake is an automatic maintenance-free dewatering and chemical dosing station. Once a week it samples fuel from the bottom of the tank, any water found is automatically discharged and at the same time a dosing pump replenishes the original refinery additives that have degraded. Part of its three-strong stable of fuel management systems, this concept is a totally new one in the industry and will help farmers in particular keep modern farming machinery breakdown-free.

And the winner is...

Corin Group, Cirencester

Corin is on a journey to make surgery more efficient with big data and deep data analytics bringing medical devices and data-driven technology together to deliver greater value and efficiency. It has invested £4m in its state-of-the-art factory over the past few years and now employs more than 500 people globally, 400 in the UK.

In direct contrast to the ‘one size fits all’ historical hip replacements, its Optimised Positioning System recognises that everyone’s pelvis moves differently. It takes a series of CT scans which are then fed into a computer system to allow laser-guided surgery in the operating theatre, helping the surgeon optimise the cup position in the patient. This improves patient outcomes and reduces hospital readmissions.

To date more than 5,000 hip replacement procedures have been performed worldwide using this ‘unique hip’ technology, another 5,000 will be performed in the next 12 months alone and Corin now sits at #3 in the global hip replacement market.

To find out more about the Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2017 and our sponsors, visit emiawards.cotswoldlife.co.uk/2017-finalists/.

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