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Woking is home to McLaren, the luxury car manufacturer and Formula 1 Racing Team and a significant local employer with nearly 4,000 staff. McLaren Applied Technologies is the main subsidiary of McLaren Group, known for making the bike raced in the Le Tour de France by Mark Cavendish, the gold winning bobsled as used by Lizzy Yarnold and much more. In Formula One, McLaren Applied Technologies is the official ECU (Engine Control Unit) supplier to all teams, the official electronics supplier to all NASCAR teams and has an affiliation with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) focused on research, advanced manufacturing, data management, predictive analytics and simulation in design.
There is a large concentration of office accommodation in Woking town centre. Employers from the IT, FMCG, Engineering Services and Charities sectors are particularly well represented and provide a large number of highly skilled jobs. Significant local employers include Fidessa, Capgemini, Mouchel, Petrofac, John Wood, SABMiller and WWF UK.