We believe we have grown one of the most experienced and entrepreneurial teams in the industry. We share a commitment to respecting others and operating professionally, with integrity and loyalty.
Our business leaders inspire us to operate to the highest standards, within a legal, environmental, health and safety framework which will protect our employees, our customers and our society now and in the future.
Scott has over 20 years of Operations, Commercial and Managing Director experience within the manufacturing and services sectors. Today, Scott is responsible for the operational delivery and growth of our new pallet manufacturing business unit of over £120M in size.
Robert Blaikie joined Scott Pallets as Sales Director, Manufacturing, following 11 years of experience in pallets including 5 years as Sales Director with CHEP, and more recently as Sales & Marketing Director with a supply chain solutions provider.
Robert is responsible for enabling the Account Management team to deliver exceptional customer service and support, ensuring that Scott Pallets remain the supplier of choice for all of our customers.
A Manufacturing Engineering graduate, with extensive experience as a design engineer in South America, Mexico and North America. After moving to the UK, working in various design and manufacturing organisations, he gained the experience and skills to excel as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Production Manager. With applied continuous improvement experience in manufacturing a wide variety of products as Project Manager, Mentor and trainer of Six Sigma Methodologies, he is responsible for delivering operational Excellence methodologies, across all manufacturing sites, to deliver sustainable high performance in productivity, profitability, quality and service.
Robert is a solicitor qualified in both Scotland and England/Wales and joined the business in 2011 from law firm Anderson Strathern. Robert deals with corporate, legal and commercial matters including acquisitions, disposals and corporate finance arrangements.
Billy joined Scott Group in 2016 from audit firm RSM having trained and qualified as a CA. He joined the Group Finance team, playing a key role in developing the group finance function and supporting acquisitions before transferring to the Manufacturing business unit. Billy now plays a key role in the financial stewardship and governance of the business unit while supporting the strategic growth and development of the business.
Kevin has been with our business for almost 25 years, having worked his way around numerous pallet manufacturing sites throughout our Scottish and English operations. Today, he is responsible for both the operational and financial budget for the reconditioned business unit, including individual site performances, sales team, compliance, strategy and our £55m turnover.
Danielle joined Scott Group in 2005 while studying (MA) Accountancy & Finance at Edinburgh University. Having worked in all areas of the finance function she has developed an in-depth knowledge of the business and built strong relationships across the key business functions. Danielle has played a key role in the growth and development of the Reconditioned Business Unit and wider Group over the years and with her wealth of experience helped to drive efficiencies and improve business-critical management information. Danielle is now responsible for the business unit finance team and continues to play a key role in the strategic growth and objectives.
Having around 15 years of both domestic and international experience within the pallet industry, Chris’ primary function is to ensure successful management of the developing reconditioned pallet sales team, to meet growing business requirements.
Responsible for all Group IT, business systems, IT security and communications systems, David provides technical leadership throughout the business and ensures business continuity. As well as managing the day to day operations of the IT team, he is also responsible for the strategic planning and direction of this area in the business.
John joined our business ten years ago from Cummins Power Generation. At Scott Pallets he is responsible for transport operation and compliance, quality, engineering, facilities, key development projects, and Capex budget.
John provides technical and design expertise across our pallet business and represents our business at several trade associations and committees. He is President of the UK Timber Pallet and Packaging Confederation (TIMCON), represents the UK at the European Association FEFPEB – Technical and Policy Committee meetings, he is a member of the UK Wood Marking Advisory Council (ISPM 15), represents the industry on the GB and NI Tree Health Advisory Committee, and is the International Director for the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (USA). He is also a member of the PDS Advisory Committee, represents the UK at the World Global Forum meetings, and represents the UK at Interpal events.
Alistair has worked in the timber industry since 1977 carrying out various roles from sales and customer service through to operations and purchasing. He has been with the Group since 2007 when he joined us through the acquisition of Marlaw Pallet Services. Today, he is responsible for procurement within our pallet business, and his main focus is on timber supply chain and security of supply.