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GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London. GSK was the world's sixth largest pharmaceutical company as of 2015.

2000 Established by a merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham

2013 UK sites. Research at Stevenage, Stockley Park, Ware; Manufacturing for prescription products at Irvine, Montrose, Ware, Barnard Castle, Worthing, Ulverston, and Cork; Manufacturing for consumer products at Maidenhead and Dungarvan

2015 Turnover £23.9bn with business in Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare markets.[1] Employ 43,538 persons in Europe. Ware 730. Offices in 115 countries, with major research centres in Belgium, China, the UK, the US and Spain, and 70 manufacturing sites globally. It has c100,000 employees, 13,000 of them in the UK.[2]

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