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Celebrating 20 years of Shore

Published: 5 December 2023

Our employee-owned product design consultancy is celebrating its 20th birthday.

Founded in 2003, Shore began its journey as a general product design company before specialising in medical design, initially focusing on orthopaedic devices before expanding expertise to surgical, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical devices.

Over 20 years, we’ve built significant knowledge and established robust processes working across the entire spectrum of medical device development and with some of the world’s largest companies.

Our fully integrated service bridges the gap from concept design to engineering development, delivering an end-to-end product development service. We’ve completed over 500 projects, generated over 100 device patents for our customers, and delivered millions of devices.

Based in Edinburgh, and comprised of just under 40 dedicated professionals, we are now regarded as one of Europe’s leading medical design consultancies, working with customers all over the world.

On Friday 1 December, the team marked the occasion with a night in Newcastle.

Founder and Managing Director, Nick Foley adds:

“It was great to celebrate the milestone with the team in Newcastle.

As we look back on 20 years, we’re immensely proud not only of our track record in award-winning medical device designs, but equally our long-standing successful relationships with our customers and partners.

For our team, it’s not just about designing the product, but us all working together with the common goal of delivering design solutions that meet genuine needs and improve people’s lives.

When I look back over our product portfolio and observe the impact of our products in healthcare settings, the team can be very proud of the many medical devices we’ve brought to market.

As we celebrate this exciting milestone, we would like to thank our customers for their valued partnership over the last 20 years and look forward to many more.”


Want to see some of our work? We asked the team to spotlight 20 products from 2003 – 2023.


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