Here at Scotwood we pride ourselves on the loyalty of our team and we have just enjoyed another consecutive year with less than 2% staff turnover.
So today we thought we’d turn the spotlight on our longest serving member of the team, Contracts Director, John Taylor, who first joined the company as a fresh -faced apprentice on Friday 13th 1981. Fortunately, for us the date wasn’t a bad omen as he stayed for eight years, completing his apprenticeship under founder, Allan Scott, in the first eight months.
He then had a couple of years away from us (but we don’t talk about that) before returning in 1991, when he spent much of the next five years overseeing a major project for National Semiconductors, while also running projects in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London for the likes of Motorola, the Clydesdale Bank and the Co-op .
In 1996 John become contracts supervisor, then contract manager in 1998 before stepping up to Contracts Director in 2007.
Commenting on the Scotwood team John says: “It’s difficult to put a value on our low staff turnover but it certainly impacts enormously on the quality of service we deliver. On a personal note, it makes work a lot more enjoyable when the people you see everyday are like family.”