Earlier this month, Scott & Fyfe celebrated the official opening of its new Innovation Space and Museum, John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion in a ceremony attended by Scott & Fyfe staff, customers and partners.
The new innovation space and the museum sits within the old factory space and was created and developed by interior design students from the Glasgow school of Art and a graduate intern from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.
All company staff are now based in one factory at Tayport Works; as well as all production, warehousing and administration, this site now includes the Innovation Space incorporating individual team pods (business units), a product development tree, product display areas, a cinema/presentation space, flexible meeting areas and also the company Museum recording 148 years of history.
The new space creates a novel working environment that is both inspirational and valuable, developed as a result of the pilot Glasgow School of Art/Institute of Directors project to embed sustainable innovation in Scottish SMEs, financed by the Scottish Funding Council.
Nick Kuenssberg, chairman, said:
The Museum looks back to the company’s heritage on which its ethos of change and customer care is built. The Innovation Space looks forward to a cross-cutting partnership between all staff, customers, suppliers and other technology partners to promote the new innovation-led strategy.