March 9 2004. W L Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd, the manufacturers of the world famous GORE-TEX® fabric, have been voted the best UK company to work for in a survey conducted by the Sunday Times.

Gore scored top three rankings in responses to over 20 of the 65 questions - winning eight categories outright and also won The Castle Award sponsored by the DTI for equal opportunity in the workplace.

"This is a fantastic achievement for the company and reflects the values that we strive to uphold every day of the working year," said Ann Gillies Human Resource Leader. "Gore has an unusual management style - we are a group of associates - and it is wonderful that the survey demonstrates how successful this approach can be."

There were 228 company entries to the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies Survey. Over 58,000 employees were surveyed.

WL Gore has two factories in Livingstone near Edinburgh and one in Dundee. Although best know for producing the world's most breathable waterproof fabrics - as used by outdoor sports enthusiasts of all varieties - the group also makes components for the electrical, and medical industries.