Over the following weeks we will continue to introduce you to the owners at Scott & Fyfe – the employees!
Therefore, each Wednesday we will be sharing one to one interviews with 12 of our employee owners so that you can get to know us a little better.
This week we are pleased to introduce you to Iain Greig in the fifth of our meet the owner, employee profiles.
Can you please tell us a little about yourself and what you do?
I currently run the Coating Department working as team leader to ensure that everything is running well within the department. Simply put, our coating plant is an extrusion / laminating process, working by applying a layer of polymer over materials of various widths for adhesion and coating purposes.
How long have you worked at Scott and Fyfe?
I have worked here for 22 years in a few different roles. I began as a spool cutter in our extrusion plant and worked there for a year before moving onto beaming. Since then, I have worked in coating learning constantly and building my experience.
What changes have you seen whilst at Scott and Fyfe?
When the company become employee owned I was unsure of what it meant and if it would be a positive thing for Scott & Fyfe. However, little by little I can see progress and believe that in years to come we will be able to see the company develop much more.
There has also been a massive change in our production within the company due to employee ownership and our innovation culture. This has directly impacted upon me in my role as nowadays there is much more freedom. The experience and expertise of the machine operators and team leaders like myself are taken on board as we have lots of ideas on what will work best and most efficiently.
Is there anything interesting about your time at S&F that others may not know?
I have an identical twin, Kieron who also works for the company. We sometimes pull pranks on our colleagues pretending to be the other. Sometimes we pull it off but nowadays it is harder to convince people!
Another memorable moment and definitely a highlight for me was when a whole load of us went to watch our colleague Brian Roberts charity skydive for his birthday. He is petrified of heights and the video footage of him before, during and after the jump is hilarious.