Scarf Listed As One of Scotland’s Top 20 Companies

March 11th, 2019



Scarf has ranked 18th in the Best Scottish Company to Work For List for 2019.

The news comes weeks after Scarf was announced in 32nd in the UK-wide Sunday Times Top 100 Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For list.

In 2018 Scarf placed at 49 in the Scotland-only listing, featuring companies operating in the private and third sector.

The ranking is determined by feedback from an anonymous staff survey compiled by Best Companies, which also awarded Scarf two-star accreditation, commending the company for “outstanding employee engagement”.

Thane Lawrie, Scarf Chief Executive, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our team and really sets us apart from many of our peers. To place in the list alongside some major nationwide charities shows that we, as a team of just over 60, really do punch above our weight and offer something completely different to other employers.

Jonathan Austin, Founder and Chief Executive of Best Companies, said: “Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. We are proud that organisations like Scarf focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.”

Scarf was founded in 1985 as an Urban Aid project with the aim of tackling fuel poverty in particular areas of Aberdeen City and over the past 34 years, it has grown to a team of 65 staff across two offices in Aberdeen and Dundee.

Scarf now delivers projects on behalf of the Scottish Government, local authorities and the Energy Saving Trust as well as spawning its own commercial arm offering simple and hassle-free energy brokering services for businesses and delivering accredited training courses in Energy Awareness and personal and leadership development programmes from The Pacific Institute.