Professor Seamus McDaid, Principal and Vice Chancellor of University of the West of Scotland, said: ‘We are delighted to be establishing this important partnership with Scottish Leather Group. Scottish Leather Group are a hugely successful business based in the west of Scotland with a growing international client portfolio and this partnership will aid the Group as it continues to go from strength to strength.’

Scottish Leather Group are an independent company formed in 1965 and is the largest manufacturer of bovine leather in the United Kingdom. It exports 90% of their upholstery leather production to over 60 countries.

Jonathan Muirhead, Chairman of Scottish Leather Group, said: ‘Our continuous investment in education and training and advancement in technology has allowed us to be a global leader in Low Carbon Leather manufacturing. Leather manufacturing has moved from being a craft-based industry to adopt new technologies and our own innovation has enabled us to be in control of the complete manufacturing process in a sustainable way. 

This partnership with the University will provide opportunities for students to work with an ambitious Scottish Group and for our employees to develop their skills further.’