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Scottish Leather Group To Create 100 New Jobs In Paisley

30 Sep 2019

Scottish Leather Group To Create 100 New Jobs In Paisley

The Scottish Leather Group has announced plans to create around 100 new Scottish full or part time jobs in Paisley with the opening of a new production facility in the Renfrewshire town.

The company is the biggest leather manufacturer in the United Kingdom and already employs around 800 staff across its three existing Scottish sites in Glasgow, the Bridge of Weir and Paisley.

When ready for action next year, the new Paisley facility will increase the headcount of the Scottish Leather Group by more than 12 per cent in Scotland and the new recruits will work on leather for luxury car seat upholstery and interiors.

Announcing the plans, the director of Scottish Leather Group, James Lang, said: “Renfrewshire offers the perfect environment for businesses to flourish, and, as a locally-based business, we can trace our Renfrewshire roots as far back as the 18th century. We are delighted to be expanding our Renfrewshire operation further with this important new facility in Paisley, which will create new jobs and enable us to deliver on our expanding portfolio.”

“These jobs are an important first step in our ambitions for Renfrewshire. We are at an exciting time with major economic investment taking place right across Renfrewshire, a region which has strong foundations upon which to build, with a high employment rate and businesses exporting £2bn of goods and services worldwide,”

“Renfrewshire’s Economic Strategy sets out how we will seize upon the opportunities brought by this new investment and achieve inclusive economic growth. It is the culmination of close partnership working between the private and public sector and achieving its ambitious aims will require our continued collaboration, drive and passion,” added Mr Lang.

Derek Mackay, the Scottish Finance Secretary, welcomed the announcement, saying: “Scotland is an attractive place to do business with a skilled workforce and companies like Scottish Leather Group expanding their operations is testament to this. I welcome the publication of Renfrewshire's economic strategy which will help develop the local economy further.”

Iain Nicolson, leader of Renfrewshire Council, commented on the strength of the region where he hopes to create 9,000 jobs in the next decade, saying: “Renfrewshire is a place of culture, creativity and design, a region that is globally connected and a place that is investing in its economy. I am confident we will deliver a thriving Renfrewshire and we are already making great progress.”

Guided by this strategy and through the private and public sector working together, we will achieve a strong and inclusive economy, bringing more people into work with more secure earnings and greater earning power,” added Mr Nicolson.

If you are looking to secure some earnings and boost your overall earning power then a part time job will take you a long way. See what work is available now on our page of Student Jobs In Paisley.

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