Scott Harrington is a fifth-generation funeral director. His great grandfather was Alfred James, of Alfred James Funeral Directors (Adelaide), and his grandfather Nelson James was also a funeral director in the same company.
Scott has been in the funeral industry for 21 years. He was involved in his first funeral in 1992 while working for his parents at Harrington Funerals in the Adelaide Hills.
To build up his knowledge and experience, he went to work at several funeral companies in Victoria where he gained a valuable insight into all aspects of the funeral industry, including embalming, body preparation, coffin trimming, funeral arranging and celebrant work.
Upon returning to SA, Scott worked with his parents at Harrington Funerals until 1998, when he co-founded Sensible Funerals in Adelaide, conducting over 500 funerals per year and turning into one of the fastest growing funeral companies in Adelaide.
In 2004 Scott sold his share of Sensible Funerals and took some time away from the funeral industry to explore other avenues. He realised though that he was passionate about the industry, so in 2006 he came to work for Claude and Elizabeth Minge at Minge Funerals in Murray Bridge.
In November 2012, Scott took over from Claude and Elizabeth as owners of Minge Funerals. Scott prides himself on his extensive knowledge of the funeral industry and takes satisfaction in helping people through one of the most difficult times in their life.