Wigton sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title
11 October 2016
Wigton, United Kingdom - Innovia, the world’s leading provider of technologically advanced polymer banknote substrate is proud to announce that the people of Wigton, Cumbria, have set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for creating the Largest human currency symbol, celebrating the launch of the New Fiver on Innovia’s polymer substrate last month.
Over 1,530 men, women and children gathered on Wigton Showfields yesterday to create a great British pound symbol. This included pupils from St Cuthberts, Wigton Infant School, Thomlinson Junior school and The Nelson Thomlinson School. This success was pronounced a record by Jack Brockbank from Guinness World Records.
Innovia has manufactured approximately 50 billion banknotes for central banks around the world, which represents over 99% of the polymer banknotes ever circulated. It is currently manufacturing the new £10 polymer banknote, for release in Summer 2017, at its new state-of-the-art Wigton plant. The new plant is also central to Innovia’s plans to manufacture Guardian™ polymer banknote substrate for global export.
Mark Robertshaw, CEO of Innovia Group, said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for Wigton and a proud moment for Innovia. We are delighted to be able to celebrate the role the town has played in creating the new banknotes for the UK with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. Polymer banknotes are a fast growing, highly specialized product and, from Wigton, we are leading the world in this market."
“On behalf of company, I would like to thank all of the volunteers who turned out today to achieve this record-breaking feat.”
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