Scott & Fyfe Innovation Space & Museum Opened by John Swinney

27 November 2012

Monday 12th November 2012 saw Scott & Fyfe celebrate the official opening of its new Innovation Space and Museum, another important step on the way to a long-term sustainable company based on a partnership business model.

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 custom-designed innovation space and the museum, both within an old factory area, were developed in conjunction with 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.

This development 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.

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