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Scott Group appoint Jim Bishop as Non Executive Chairman

Leading industrial supplies organisation, Scott Group, is delighted to appoint Jim Bishop as Non-Executive Chairman as part of ambitious plans for expansion in 2015. The Scott Group has grown exponentially over the past 25 years through various strategic acquisitions and organic growth across the UK and Europe to become the UK’s largest pallet supplier and a leading supplier of essential trade supplies such as tools, work wear and corporate clothing. The group report a highly successful 2014, including the development of a five year partnership agreement with Britain’s largest sawmilling business BSW, a multi-million pound joint investment with Forth Ports Ltd to regenerate the Port of Burntisland as a state-of-the-art pallet manufacturing facility, and continuous investment in growth of Scott Group in the UK and overseas.

Commenting on the appointment of Jim Bishop, Group Operations Director, Norman Scott said, “We are in a good position for growth in 2015 and look forward to benefitting from Jim’s expertise and contribution to our plans. Jim is well-known for his role as the Senior Partner for Scotland at global accountancy firm Ernst & Young and as a respected key person in the Scottish business community, having built an impressive track record and extensive business network over his career. We are delighted to welcome him to the board”.

On his newly appointed role as Non-Executive Chairman, Jim Bishop comments:
“I’m very excited to be joining Scott Group at this time, having known the business and its directors for a number of years. I’m looking forward to assisting with the growth of Scott Group and its exciting future ahead”.

The Scott Group was founded in 1987 and today employs around 1,000 people UK-wide, with a turnover in the region of £120 million. The business is committed to ensuring customers are at the forefront of the latest industry developments and thrives on finding the most effective solutions for customers with the aim to provide quality products and a professional, straight-talking service at a competitive price across all its business divisions – Scott Pallets, Scott Packaging, Agricultural Boxes, Scott Direct and Scott Property.

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