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About us
In 1856, T.J. Smith opened his family pharmacy in Hull, UK and developed a new way to refine cod liver oil. On his death 40 years later, his nephew Horatio Nelson Smith took over, giving us the second part of our name. The company grew rapidly during World War One, supplying surgical and field dressings to the armed forces. After World War One, we – more... continued to expand in the wound care sector, inventing Elastoplast in 1928.

Since then, we have continued to explore. In the 80s and 90s, we entered into the arthroscopy and sports medicine businesses.

16,000 employees and 100+ countries later, we're making more of the world's leading products and we're bringing them to more of the world. Because we believe that everyone should be able to live a Life Unlimited.
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What are people saying about the leadership at Smith & Nephew?

of employees approve of Roland Diggelmann’s performance as CEO
CEO Approval is based on 366 ratings
Staff on the floor not important, all about power
Written by Senior Credit (Former Employee) from ZwaZulu Natal on 16 April 2017
I worked for Smith & Nephew for 18 years, I enjoyed my first 10 years of employment. The last 8 years I was very unhappy as Management changed, I was very unhappy with their ethics.
Very good perks
Not compassionate
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