THE Borders Sport and Leisure Trust is preparing to move its head office to a building it has purchased from Borders College in Galashiels.
The organisation has worked in partnership with the college on a number of other initiatives, including the 3G Arena in Netherdale and the TRiFitness centre. This latest project has seen the trust purchase one of the former Borders College campus buildings to create a centrally-located office for its growing band of employees – which has increased by 44 per cent since July 2011 when it took on responsibility for sports development and the Active Schools programme. It now employs more than 300 staff.
BSLT chief executive Ewan Jackson said: “We are all looking forward to the move which will take place in the next few months. Until now we have had staff based in three separate locations – Hawick, Selkirk and Galashiels – so it will be brilliant to get everyone together in the same place, both from an efficiency and team-building perspective.”
The lease on BSLT’s current headquarters in Selkirk expired at the end of last year, but the trust will continue to use the premises on a month-by-month basis until the new office building is ready for occupation.