A VETERAN of the window sector is celebrating 45 years of service this month at one among
Galashiels’ main dwelling enchancment specialists.
Steve Scott has labored below three generations of household possession throughout his 4 a long time at Mitchell Glass in Currie Street.
He moved from an apprentice fabricator in 1978 to manufacturing supervisor and onto his present place as Technical Supervisor and Surveyor.
His time on the enterprise has included being the chief pie runner for the employees, to
interviewing legendary Scottish footballer John Collins for a job and putting in a conservatory for Sean Connery’s son Jason.
The 61-year-old, who has solely just lately retired from being a retained firefighter within the city, has no plans to depart the trade.
In actual fact, he’s trying ahead to serving to the corporate proceed its progress throughout Edinburgh, The Lothians, and the Scottish Borders.
As Steve explains: “I noticed an advert in an area newspaper and went for an interview with Invoice Fisher (the present MD’s grandfather) once I was simply 16.
“(I) Assume I will need to have completed okay as he provided me an apprenticeship and I’ve been right here ever since.”
He continued: “I’ve gone from fetching the pies that saved the employees on the shopfloor
motivated to being head of all our technical enquiries and, typically, challenges.
“With hundreds of installations below my belt, there’s not many conditions and frames I haven’t fitted.”
Lewis Roden, the fourth-generation household proprietor of Mitchell Glass, added: “Steve continues to be a large and essential a part of our enterprise…there may be actually no technical query or problem he can’t unravel.”
Steve Scott’s profession at Mitchell Glass is synonymous with the tradition the corporate has tried to instil and which has led to it being just lately reaccredited to the Silver Buyers in Individuals and the Gold Buyers in Younger Individuals Awards.
Recognised as Scotland’s oldest glazing companies, the corporate invests closely in making
certain its 25-strong workforce is extremely skilled.
This consists of taking over a number of apprentices and creating a brand new private growth
programme that permits everybody within the firm to construct new expertise and have clear
Greg Kane, CEO of Conservatory Outlet, concluded: “We need to want Steve a really glad
45-year celebration and may solely thank him for the experience and keenness he has delivered to all his dealings with our firm.”