12. March, 2013 , ,

Gore Tops “Best Companies” List for Tenth Year


Livingston, SCOTLAND, 5th March2013

W. L. Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd, which employs approximately 500 people at its UK plants in Livingston and Dundee, has been named the best company to work for in Scotland for the tenth year in a row.

Achieving overall tenth position on the UK Top 100 list published in The Sunday Times on 3rd March, 2013, and on www.bestcompanies.co.uk, Gore topped the lists for Scotland and Manufacturing, and featured in four of the overall Top Ten lists.

Derived from entries by 896 organisations and surveying over 240,000 employees alongside evaluation of each company’s key statistics, processes and policies, the Best Companies list is based on a wide range of factors from employee satisfaction and well-being to company policy on a wide range of benefits.

The continued success of Gore is attributed to its associates and its unique company culture.

Gore HR team associate Ann Gillies said: “For over fifty years our unique company culture has made Gore a great place to work and is undeniably a major, contributory factor in our continued recognition on the Best Companies list. We are exceptionally proud to have achieved the top spot in Scotland for the tenth year running and congratulate all our associates, whose commitment and dedication to the company values make Gore the company it is, while aiding the innovation that results in world leading products.”


Notes to editors:

Amongst many other products, Gore has developed and produced the following:

  • Lightweight, high temperature cable used during NASA’s Apollo moon landings and proven successful on many subsequent global satellite platforms
  • HELEX, a septal occluder which saw the world’s first implants in Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow – a product which spares children with heart defects from the trauma of open heart surgery
  • First coated guitar strings and synthetic bag-pipe bag
  • GORE-TEX Pro Shell & – the pinnacle of protective, waterproof outdoor clothing

For further information on W. L. Gore & Associates (UK) Limited, please contact Henrietta Bryan on 07867 90 62 87.