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World-renowned Stroud firm closes

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A world-renowned Stroud firm that created sound recording technology for the film and TV industry has shut, with the loss of 22 jobs.

For more than 50 years, Rycote in Libby’s Drive have made windshields for microphones used all over the world.

Staff in Stroud were offered jobs in the new site in Leicestershire, but none took up the option to relocate.

In total, 22 people have been made redundant, 15 new jobs will be advertised at the Leicestershire factory.

The company had been under family ownership until 2018, when it was sold to a large media firm, Videndum, for £8.5m.

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