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Members of the Shore team climbing a Scottish Munro (mountain)

Balancing work and life: Shore's commitment to wellbeing

Published: May 2023

At Shore, we know that life is more than just work—it’s about embracing a balanced lifestyle that allows us to commit to our responsibilities, while also pursuing the things we love outside of the office.

Here are just some of the ways we prioritise wellbeing:

Collaboration and growth

We firmly believe that when minds come together, we achieve much more. We work as a team, learning together and enjoying what we do. This collaborative attitude not only drives our success but also builds strong relationships among team members.

Through our training and development process, we foster an atmosphere where personal growth is not only encouraged but actively supported.

Making a positive impact

Our focus on medical design means that we have a positive impact on people’s lives. Every project we undertake is driven by the desire to make a difference. The team finds immense satisfaction in knowing that their hard work and dedication directly contribute to improving the lives of others.

We form great partnerships with clients, some being small start-up teams, so seeing their successes is rewarding.

Employee owners

As an employee-owned company, we have a unique advantage – we all have a personal investment in the company’s future, and we all share in its success. In a recent employee survey, it was found that people feel a strong sense of being part of a team and have an influence on the future direction of the company.

Work-life balance

Life extends beyond the workplace, and we value the importance of a healthy work-life balance. We work hard, but make sure to finish on time so we can do the other things in life we love.

A range of initiatives support this balance. We have a hybrid model for working between the office and at home. Our cycle-to-work scheme encourages eco-friendly commuting options, promoting physical well-being while reducing our carbon footprint. There is a great network of cycle paths to get us to and from work.

Group photo of the Shore team in a bar in Edinburgh

We’re a sociable bunch. At the end of the week, we have the option to unwind and socialise at the pub conveniently located next to our office. Additionally, our social committee plans special event days throughout the year. You’ll see us getting involved in activities like attending Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, taking part in treasure hunts around the city, and playing pitch and putt.

Many of us at Shore have a passion for the outdoors, so it has been known for the team to get together to climb the Scottish Munros at weekends.

Five members of the Shore team sat on the top of a Munro or Mountain in Scotland

Local discounts and support

As residents of Leith, we take great pride in its recognition as one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods. We understand the importance of supporting local businesses and the positive impact it has on our community. That’s why we’ve partnered with local delis to offer exclusive discounts to employees.

Photo of the Shore, Leith. Shows reflections of the buildings reflecting in the water.

Thursday mornings are another highlight of the week, always expect a stampede towards the kitchen when the breakfast rolls from our nearest deli are delivered.

We are also committed to giving back to the community and supporting charitable causes that align with our values. We select four each year, the most recent charities we’ve supported are: Empty Kitchens Full Hearts, Edinburgh NE Foodbank, Citadel Youth Centre, and NHS Lothian Charity.

Prioritising wellbeing: it’s a Shore thing. 

Interested in joining us? Visit our careers page to see our latest job opportunities.

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