EO in 25 objects No.23 : W L Gore & Associates (UK)

W L. Gore & Associates made its name by creating innovative, technology-driven solutions, from medical devices to high-performance GORE‑TEX® fabrics.


A world leader in product innovation for more than 50 years, the company employs 10,000 people worldwide, including 500 in the UK and is 90% employee owned. Gore believe that it is important that their employees (known as associates) feel passionately about what they do as this in turn fosters the sense of ownership, of pride and commitment and motivation which in turn all generate innovation and productivity.

“The objective of the Enterprise is to make money and have fun doing so”