Over the next few months, we want to introduce you to the owners at Scott & Fyfe – the employees!
Therefore, over the following 12 weeks 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. To keep up to date with these, keep checking back here, on
LinkedIn or on Twitter with #IAMSF #MeetTheOwner.
This week Lois Bennett took time out of her busy schedule to tell us more about herself.
Let’s start with the basics, can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do at Scott & Fyfe?
My name is Lois Bennett and I work as a trainee Purchaser and Stock Controller within Scott & Fyfe. Overall this means I look after the stock of raw materials that we have and identify what we need to purchase in the near future. On a daily basis I walk round the factory checking what is needed on the shop floor and in the warehouse. I can usually be found on the end of the phone to somewhere exotic requesting products OR in the warehouse sweet talking (i.e. annoying) our warehouse men into shifting large amounts of stock for me!
How long have you been working at Scott and Fyfe?
I have been working here for just over 3 months now – so not long! I’m finding that it is a very challenging and diverse role, something I have longed for since I left university! The entire workforce here are great and have been very helpful to me as ‘the newbie’.
What are your thoughts on employee ownership so far?
I love the idea of employee ownership as it means that employees have a shared responsibility of the work that is being done/ completed. Also because we are employee owned everyone has an equal contribution and there are no right or wrong suggestions. It definitely helps with the old school office-factory divide as everyone is in it together!
Can you think of something that your colleagues might not know about you?
I used to play the saxophone at high school and was in the concert band! Embarrassing. I have also had a diverse career so far - working as a supervisor in a smoothie shop and I was also a secondary school teacher! I taught RMPS (Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies) it is the class at school that everyone seems to mess around in and doesn’t pay attention to - yeah that one!)