Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Charity working to promote energy efficiency and eradicate fuel poverty
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • Contact
    • 1 Cotton Street, ., Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 5EE

About Scarf Ltd

Through partnership with government agencies and community groups, Scarf provide advice and promote energy efficiency, while working to reduce CO2 emissions and create sustainable training opportunities.

Scarf want to create a fairer society by delivering world-class services and cementing the organisation’s position as a leader in the energy efficiency and fuel poverty fields.

Since their launch in 1985, the organisation has developed into a professional social enterprise, making a practical difference to both individuals and organisations.

On top of this, Scarf aim to create a positive and passionate place of work for all of their staff. They support employees’ work-life balance by offering flexible working and are dedicated to tackling workplace stress.

Chief Executive Thane Lawrie has used his time to coach staff one-to-one and in groups, sharing with front line staff his knowledge and experience of interviews and public speaking to help improve their technique and confidence. It demonstrates his faith in their staff and the company staff development programme.

What is it like to work for Scarf Ltd

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Scarf’s approach to employee development is structured by a bespoke development programme, Aspire, which is the product of a staff forum, whose members devised a replacement for their traditional top-down appraisal system, supported by an external HR consultant.
By offering flexible working, mental health resources and a comfortable physical working environment - as well as a strong internal communication framework - Scarf aim to create a stress-free workplace.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
For 2017/18, 17 staff signed up to run the Great Aberdeen Run and receive sponsorship from family and friends to raise funds for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Scotland. To support this, Scarf arranged for T-shirts to be printed to promote the charity. This event alone raised £1,800.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Staff Turnover:


  • UK sites:


  • Average Age:


  • Male : Female:

    48% / 52%

  • Staff:


Regional Engagement

In the press


Want to get on the list or be accredited?

Start your engagement journey today and find out what you need to do to earn a Best Companies accreditation or a place on the Best Companies lists.