The Pye Story: The history of one of Cambridge’s iconic technology companies. – Dr. Bob Bates, The Pye Foundation

November 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: With luck
Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Churchill College
John Cook

Pye can be considered as one of the founding companies of the Cambridge Phenomenon. This is the story of how Pye grew from a start-up in a garden shed in Cambridge in 1896 until it became one of the leading UK technology companies. At its peak in 1966 it had more than 60 companies, over 20 overseas companies employing 30,000 staff worldwide with 7,000 employees based in the Cambridge area. The story will describe some of the key people who drove the company and give an overview of the innovative technologies and products that the company produced. Finally, the fall of the company and how it was taken over will be presented.

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