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Meet our new team members from May


Scot JCB were delighted to welcome nine new team members working across the business in May. With roles in IT, Parts, Accounts, and from Head Office to Remote, there was no shortage of interesting new additions to our team. 

We sat down with them to find out more about their role and life outside of work.

 

Pip Brandon - Parts Sales Advisor - Kelso

What did you do before joining Scot Agri?

I originally worked riding horses for people once completing school & did a Social Work degree at college, then worked in Parts for an electrical company for 8 years before coming to Scots.

What attracted you to come and work in your role?

I have a fairly agricultural background and know a lot of the farmers around the area already, so dealing with them didn’t feel daunting! I had an interest in the machinery and seemed the perfect fit for me with my previous experience in the parts department 😊

What are you looking forward to most in your role?

The next anniversary party… brilliant night!! Or when Greg remembers to bring me in a pie on a Saturday morning!!

Really,  I’m looking forward to broadening my knowledge and being as good as Jim and Fraser when identifying parts.

When you're not at work, what do you like to do?

I do a lot of eventing with my two horses. I also breed coloured Ryeland sheep, exotic pheasants (Golden and Lady Amherst) and currently trying to hatch some ducklings!! I do a lot of shooting throughout the winter and have (with help from dad) trained my own gun dog over the last few years.

What’s an interesting fact about you that people might not know about you when they first meet you?

I ride side saddle, I have competed all over the country inc at the Highland Show and was presented the Billet Mackie award for the best up and coming side saddle rider by Princess Anne. I have hunted, jumped hedges and won cross country events sideways.

 

Sabina Kahn - Accountant - Glasgow

What did you do before joining Scot JCB?

I was working as an Assistant Finance Manager with GAP Vehicle Hire Ltd

What attracted you to come and work in your role?

Scot JCB is a well known company and had always wanted to work for a family owned company with a good working environment where everyone is a valued member of the team and not just a number

What are you looking forward to most in your role?

Making a valuable contribution as an efficient accountant within the Finance team and hopefully improve processes and procedures with the new accounting system to make all our tasks easier

When you're not at work, what do you like to do?

I like to take James (my car) for long drives on scenic country roads around Scotland – spending time with my four grown up kids whenever I can – ardent Formula One fan watching on TV or more recently attending the Spanish GP which was amazing – also watching British crime dramas although Columbo is my all time favourite!!!

What’s an interesting fact about you that people might not know about you when they first meet you? – I can speak five languages!

 

 

Liam Watson - Parts Sales Coordinator - Glasgow

What did you do before joining Scot JCB?

Before joining Scot JCB. I worked as a rebuild and repair service with finning CAT. Starting when I was 18. I served my time as an apprentice for 4 years then progressed to engineer. I specialised in rebuilding and mechanical fuel pumps and engines.

What attracted you to come and work in your role?

The thing that attracted me to Scot JCB was the environment of working firstly, but the chance to get the best of both worlds with sales and parts. This role was something that I had wanted to do for quite a while, but the opportunity hadn’t ever presented itself. Once I was qualified, I knew that it was time for me to pursue the job I wanted to do.

What are you looking forward to most in your role?

In my new role at Scots. I’m excited to get the best of both worlds in terms of parts, learning processes, getting to know the team, and using the new IFS system. Then the sales aspect of my role as sales is something that has always interested me as its what my dad has done for his full career, so I was brought up round a sales environment.

When you're not at work, what do you like to do?

When not a work I enjoy, spending time with my family. Running, adding to my trainer collection, and spending time with my mates. Either at the pub or the football.

What’s an interesting fact about you that people might not know about you when they first meet you?

My trainer collection. I have about 40 pairs of trainers. Ranging from yeezys, off white, Jordans and Nike

 

Gregor Young - IT Engineer - Glasgow

What did you do before joining Scot JCB?

I was an IT Engineer with Wescot Credit Services Ltd, working within a small team. I was mostly responsible for 2nd and 3rd line support. My day-to-day role involved monitoring our ticketing system, and responding to incidents which came in. I would also set up and maintain company equipment across the business.

What attracted you to come and work in your role?

I was very attracted to the values of Scot-JCB. I have always preferred to work in a smaller company where you get to know your colleagues and feel part of a big family. I also wanted to work somewhere where I could express my opinion and creativity, knowing it would be valued.

what are you looking forward to most in your role?

I am looking forward to implementing new technologies, as I am currently working on some big projects which will help transform the business’s IT systems. 

When you're not at work, what do you like to do?

I am a big fan of long walks – myself and my girlfriend love to find new and interesting places to explore. I am also a fan of cooking, although I admit I am pretty amateur.

What’s an interesting fact about you that people might not know about you when they first meet you?

I used to be an advanced figure skater. I won a lot of competitions when I was younger.

 

Mark Russell – Warranty Administrator – Glasgow

What did you do before joining Scot JCB? – I worked for BMW as senior warranty administrator & workshop controller.

What attracted you to come and work in your role? – I had been following Scot JCB for a while as I heard it is a great company to work for, then I saw the role advertised on the career`s page, applied & got the job!

What are you looking forward to most in your role? – A new challenge & working with new product`s.

When you're not at work, what do you like to do? – I am big into cycling, mountain bikes, road cycling & bmxs. I go to a lot of bike shows/racing & also restore bikes. I enjoy taking my dogs good walks & love a bit of DIY!

What’s an interesting fact about you that people might not know about you when they first meet you? – I own an allotment & try to grow as much fruit & vegetable`s as I possibly can!

 

 

We were also delighted to welcome more members to our team:

Colleen Mitchell – National Accounts Administrator - Glasgow

Martin Hendrie – Central Invoicing Administrator - Glasgow

Dan Kane – Service Engineer – Remote

Rachel Hossack – Accounts Assistant – Glasgow

 

Welcome to the team everyone!

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