Tell us a little about yourself and what you do within the company?
I am Robert McGregor (everyone calls me Rab) and I work in the company’s warehouse as Packaging and Distribution Technician. My main responsibility is to manage the incoming and outgoing stock by ensuring it is all stored correctly with the right paperwork, loaded onto lorries etc. Of course, I also make sure to cheer people up every day.
How long have you been working at Scott and Fyfe?
I have been working at Scott & Fyfe for over 17 years now and plan to retire in the next few years. I was going to retire this year but I enjoy my job so decided to stay on. When I joined the company I worked in our flooring department where we stitch bond, print and crepe paper for the carpet underlay market. However, the majority of my years were spent making our loop reinforcement fabrics for the abrasives market. It was more recently that I began working in the warehouse as a result of an injury. This injury saw me off work for 51 weeks…. what I call my “gap year”!!!
What changes have you seen over your 17 years at Scott and Fyfe?
Employee ownership has been a great change for us.
I believe the company can be even more successful which will allow each of the individual employee owners to benefit. I have also seen the company takeover Flemings Textiles which is now our Composite Department here at Scott & Fyfe.
In what way has becoming employee owned been a great change?
Being a part of an employee owned company to me means that if we succeed then we can all benefit in this. It also means that people who go the extra mile are recognised for it. I have actually won Employee of the Month twice over the two years we have been doing it, the first time for working my holiday to ensure we got a customer’s order out on time and the second time was for finding a company who would pay us for our old pallets when before we were paying out to have them removed.
Is there something/someone who inspires you?
My wife and kids inspire me. Being able to come home and have my loved ones close by as support - my family is a huge inspiration to me.