A RENFREWSHIRE business that provides jobs for veterans has been awarded a multi-million pound contract.

Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company is one of 11 suppliers to join the Scotland Excel framework for the supply and delivery of road signage materials to Scottish councils. 

The contract is estimated to be worth £5m over four years. 

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The Erskine-based company was launched at the start of this year to provide job opportunities to Scottish Armed Forces veterans who need support and rehabilitation, enabling them to work and to develop independence.

Councillor John Shaw, convener of Scotland Excel, said: “I welcome the award of this framework which will help councils across the country source the road signage they need to keep their road networks operating safely and efficiently.

“This framework is good for business as the 11 suppliers are all small and medium enterprises – two of which are micro businesses, and it is also positive for councils as it will deliver savings and has secured fixed prices for a year.

“Being awarded a place on this framework is a great opportunity for the suppliers, which include Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company - a social enterprise and a supported business.

“This framework has social responsibility at its core by giving councils the option to source quality products while at the same time helping people who face disadvantages, to gain meaningful employment.”

Michelle Ferguson, director at Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company said: “We are delighted to join an 11-strong supplier list on the framework.

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“Our aim is to build a dynamic community for veterans which has employment and independence at its heart.

“Being part of this framework brings us an excellent opportunity to do business with Scotland’s councils.”