1. ITV Report

Borders firm secures multi-million pound deal with company overseas

Credit: Emtelle

A firm in the Scottish Borders has secured a multi-million pound deal with a German telecommunications firm.

The contract for Jedburgh-based Emtelle with Deutsche Glasfaser is worth £56m.

Emtelle manufactures fibre cables and other equipment and employs around 300 people, and more than 450 in total worldwide.

Colin Fitzpatrick Solutions, the director of Emtelle, says the deal secures the company's future for the next three years.

The company originated in 1980 and has two factories in Jedburgh and Hawick.