SOSE supports leading PPE firm to create new jobs

SOSE has provided £4.8m in funding (its largest investment to date) to support Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway to create over 300 jobs and apprenticeship opportunities at a new Dumfries manufacturing centre, and expand its operations in Annan.

SOSE's investment is in addition to Alpha Solway’s total investment into the Dumfries and Galloway region of more than £33 million, and shows SOSE’s commitment to securing the long-term future of manufacturing in the South of Scotland.

The establishment of the new manufacturing hub and a centre of excellence for PPE will not only create and sustain many new jobs in the region, but also inspire the South of Scotland to think bigger and more innovatively.

Ultimately, we hope this investment will secure a Scottish-owned base to manufacture PPE for Scotland, the UK, and international markets.