EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Elaine Orr, Accounts Department

In Employee Recognition by Thea Vermeulen

Meet Elaine Orr from our accounts department. She is the friendly voice that you will hear for all general inquiries, queries regarding payments and invoicing. She will do her best to assist you in any way she can and make things very easy for you when you call. Thanks for all your hard work, Elaine.

How long have you been employed at T.B. Mackay Energy Services?
Five and a half years.

What do you enjoy about your roll at T.B. Mackay Energy Services?
I love how varied my role is. I do the payroll for the engineers, help with the Management accounts and credit control amongst other things. I really enjoy chatting with customers on the phone, and I absolutely love spreadsheets.

I am also part of the Social Committee at T.B. Mackay, and enjoyed helping to organise a company barbeque in 2019 as well as the Christmas nights out, hopefully, we can resume that when we are back to normality!

I am very lucky to have a lot of brilliant colleagues, and have made a lot of friends within the company. I’m not sure what I would have done in the last year without the office banter, whether that be over teams, or in person the days I am in the office.

During lockdown I have been expanding my vinyl collection and watching a lot of Netflix. I also love travelling, especially exploring Scotland. I hope to get back to Aviemore and Skye soon.

What is one skill you would love to learn to do?
I learned to play the drums at school, but I would love to be good at it!

What’s on your bucket list?
I would love to see the northern lights.

What is one accomplishment in your life that you’re really proud of?
I went to Heriot-Watt University when I was 25 and managed to get a 1st Class Degree in Accountancy and Finance.

Favourite Netflix show?
That’s a hard one! I would have to say Breaking Bad or Mindhunter.