GE imagination at work UK
2008 Sales
£5 billion

Number of Employees

Major Locations
Aberdeen, Amersham, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Leicester, Nailsea, Northampton, Prestwick, London and Southampton.

GE's UK Businesses

GE is a major employer in the UK and invests in multiple sectors. Each of GE's four businesses, Technology Infrastructure, Energy Infrastructure, GE Capital and NBC Universal, has a significant presence here.
Technology Infrastructure includes healthcare, transportation, aviation, security, sensing and inspection technologies. GE Healthcare has its global headquarters in Pollard's Wood, Amersham, and employs 2,600 people in the UK. Transportation supplies railway signalling systems and products to the UK rail network. GE Aviation has two specialist overhaul and repair facilities in Cardiff and Prestwick, and also manufactures key avionic systems in the UK. Aviation has eleven manufacturing sites in total in the UK and employs over 5,000 people, more than a quarter of GE’s total UK workforce.
Energy Infrastructure includes GE's energy, oil and gas, and water and process technologies businesses. GE Energy electrifies the world by providing reliable, efficient products and services for the energy industry. It helps businesses and authorities that generate transmit or use electricity. GE works in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy, as well as with renewable resources such as wind and biogas. GE's Oil and Gas pipeline solutions business inspects more than 104,000 miles of pipeline worldwide each year in over 80 countries, and employs more than 2,000 people in four main locations. The VetcoGray business of GE Oil and Gas, based in Aberdeen, manufactures products and provides services for oil and gas exploration and production.

Executive Officers

Mark Elborne
CEO UK and Ireland

Our History

With operations in the UK since the 1930s, GE has seen accelerated growth of its business here in recent years. The company has invested over £10 billion in UK business through acquisitions since 2002. Two of GE's global headquarters are also based in the UK, GE Healthcare in Amersham and GE Money in London. GE now has more than 45 locations in the UK, including 25 manufacturing facilities.

Media Contacts

Amersham, Global HQ
Cardiff and Prestwick Cheltenham, Southampton
Groby, Leicestershire
Towcester, Northampton
Aberdeen, Cramlington & Nailsea Bracknell
GE Business

Main Sites

Technology Infrastructure Healthcare   
Imaging & Diagnostic    Pharmaceutical/Research
Aviation – Engine Servicing Aviation – Systems
Embedded Products
GE is also active in financial services in the UK. GE Capital employs over 3,000 people and provides a range of business finance services to UK businesses.
The NBC presence in the UK includes CNBC’s European headquarters, from where it broadcasts news for a business audience. London is also the European hub for NBC Universal’s distribution of its award-winning films such as Mamma Mia.


GE has a long history of supporting communities where employees live and work. In the UK, the company has an active network of volunteers whose efforts are focused on education, environment and capacity building projects. To find out more about GE's work with UK schools visit
The GE Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm, works to solve some of the world's most difficult problems. Together with its partners, the GE Foundation supports education, the environment, public policy, human rights, disaster relief and community-buiding projects around the globe.
Energy Infrastructure
Oil & Gas
GE Capital

At a Glance

Since 1953, the GE Foundation has began making grants to non-profit organizations for charitable, scientific, literacy and educational purposes. Recent grants in the UK have focused on significant initiatives that improve young people's aspirations and educational achievements, working with organisations such as The Prince's Trust, Young Enterprise and STEMNET.
Sara Cruz
APCO Worldwide