The workforce in the Scottish Borders is around 44,500.
The majority of jobs in the Scottish Borders are in public administration, health and education, although manufacturing accounts for a fifth of the area’s employment.
Key private sector employers include:
- Ahlstrom, Chirnside
Global developer and manufacturer of high performance speciality papers and fiber composites for industry.
- Border Precision, Kelso
Leading precision engineering contract manufacturer.
- Emtelle, Hawick
Manufacturer of fibreflow blown fibre solutions, fibre ready cabling systems and ducting.
- Farne Salmon & Trout, Duns
One of the largest smoked salmon facilities in Europe.
- Hawick Knitwear Ltd, Hawick
Knitwear manufacturer using the finest natural fibres including Cashmere, Lambswool and Merino.
- Lochcarron of Scotland, Selkirk
Manufacturer of prestigious tartans, woven fabrics and exclusive knitwear.
- Lyle and Scott, Hawick
Designer knitwear and clothing brand renowned for its distinctive 'Golden Eagle' embroidered logo.
- Mainetti, Jedburgh
World leading manufacturer and designer of garment hangers.
- Prostrakan, Galashiels
One of Europe’s fastest growing speciality pharmaceutical companies.
- Robert Noble, Peebles
Acclaimed textiles mill - manufacturing and finishing quality fabrics. Mill premises shared with Replin Fabrics who manufacture technical textiles.
- Stobo Castle Health Spa Limited, Peeblesshire
Renowned luxury five star health spa and hotel.