Based in Ayr, Alex Begg is a leader in luxury textiles with its products being sold across the globe. The company produces luxurious cashmere scarves, throws, accessories and clothes for its own Begg x Co brand as well as for some of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses, such as Louis Vuitton and Hermes. The business was founded by Alex Begg in 1866 in Paisley. The first Alex Begg shawls were hand-loomed on the banks of the River Clyde and inspired by Scotland’s beautiful bodies of water. The earliest Alex Begg shawls can still be seen today on display at the Paisley Museum.
After a challenging period following the uncertainty of Brexit and the Pandemic, Alex Begg has recently appointed a new Finance Director and is continuing to build the brand with a ‘5 Year Plan to Profitability’. This strategy aims to diversify the brand, with a focus on expanding into the high street retail space. The company has recently been successful in launching its own stand within the high-end retail Harrods store and is now also expecting its first pop-up store to be opening in Mayfair, London later this year. The company generates revenues of c£20m per annum.
Alex Begg now has just under 150 employees, with generations of knowledge and experience. The company appreciates that its people are the key to continued success. Therefore, the business heavily invests in developing its people and their skills. The company also regularly supports the learning and development of textile students and school pupils to increase understanding and awareness of the textile industry. Alex Begg is an all-inclusive company with great opportunities for personal development and progression as the business continues to grow.
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