Enabling growth and job creation

Alpha Solway centre

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

Our investment is in addition to Alpha Solway’s total investment into the Dumfries and Galloway region of more than £33 million and it shows SOSE’s commitment to secure 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 will 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, UK, and international markets.