One of the coolest offices in Europe

Back in November 2017, we gave a you a sneak peek of our brand new office in our blog New learnings, new office. It turns out, we are not the only ones who think we’ve got a pretty great working environment as we’ve been named No.6 out of the eight coolest offices in Europe by Inc.


We’re in good company in the Top 8, amongst companies in Croatia, Prague, London, Amsterdam, Helsinki to name a few and we couldn’t be prouder to be flying the flag for our home town of Manchester.

We made the shortlist for mixing business with pleasure with our joint bar and gym Gym and Tonic, and our ‘wry, uniquely British brand of humor’ as shown in our signage. (Guilty.)

Take a look at our stylish European counterparts and see the full photo-essay here.

So, how did Inc. hear about us?

Well, there’s even more to this great story. Shield Safety Group has been named one of the fastest-growing private European companies, based on three-year revenue growth in the Inc. 5000 Europe list. Now in its fourth year, the annual list from Inc. shows that entrepreneurship is thriving on the continent and we are honoured to be a part of it.

Our CEO and Founder, Mark Flanagan, is thrilled with both of the Inc. features:

‘A lot of hard work and thought has gone into the office design to make sure Shield Safety is the best place to work, so it is tremendous to be featured as one of the coolest offices not just in the UK, but in the whole of Europe.

Being ranked in the Inc. 5000 list amongst so many notable companies who have also experienced rapid growth is fantastic too. We thought 2017 was a great year, and 2018 is already shaping up to be even better.’

Big thanks to Inc. for the feature and we look forward to seeing where we rank next year!

Would you like to work at one of Europe’s coolest offices? We’re hiring! Visit or email to find out more. 

The information contained in this blog article has been created for marketing purposes and is not official guidance and should not be used as a substitute for official Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety advice. Shield Safety take no responsibility if the information in the blog article is used to form part of a safety management system or used to form part of any legal or regulatory compliance for your business. For official guidance and to engage with Shield Safety services please do call our team on 020 3740 3744 or email

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