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Founded more than 260 years ago, this company’s specialist leathers have been used on the seats of more than 160 airlines, in the Houses of Parliament and in the world’s only seven-star hotel, in Dubai. The Renfrewshire firm has had strict safety measures in place since March, including mandatory full-face visors, to protect its staff. As part of a push to improve sustainability, it built and uses a thermal energy plant that converts waste from production into energy. Under chief executive Iain McFadyen, 61, profits hit £13.4m in 2019.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank178
CompanyScottish Leather Group
ActivityLeather manufacturer
LocationRenfrewshire
Sales £m136
Operating profit £m13.4
Main shareholdersMuirhead & Lang families (95%), employees (5%)
Staff650
Founded1758
Websitewww.scottishleathergroup.com

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