South of Scotland Enterprise chief 'incredibly proud' of first three years
"Something like that brings new families into a community that is worried about depopulation," Ms Morrison-Ross said."It brings new jobs in, it brings new start-ups and then it brings new children into the primary school.Closing in on three years in existence, chief executive Jane Morrison-Ross said she was "incredibly proud" of how things had gone."We've been trying to build our foundations as we go, which is always difficult, but during the first year there was no time and no capacity to do the normal things," Ms Morrison-Ross said.
"We obviously came out of Covid and went straight into the cost-of-living crisis, energy crisis, impacts of changes to international import-export laws and everything else and that's been really difficult," said Ms Morrison-Ross.8m investment in PPE firm Alpha Solway which did not end up as hoped with the company ultimately closing one of its Dumfries plants.