Suppliers keep us all open and functioning.  SSDA is pleased to welcome suppliers as members and below are some of our great regional and national suppliers who are here to support your business.

From pods to picnics and web design to widgets, find someone to suit your requirements

If you are a supplier wishing to join SSDA and benefit from direct business to business promotion, then please click the button to find out more about our membership packages 

Howden, formally known as Bruce Stevenson, is an international insurance group made up of talented experts with the freedom and support to do what we do best. We are united by a shared passion and no-limits mindset, and we collaborate to create a powerful international team that can rise to any challenge. Together, we are working to change the insurance narrative – supporting our clients while using insurance as a tool to increase resilience for individuals, businesses, and communities.

We may have a new name, but we are the same people, giving the same excellent service to our clients. A global reach, with unparalleled local knowledge.

With offices in the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, and Turriff, we are proud to be one of the select Scottish brokers with CII Chartered Status.

We’re always happy to have a chat about your insurance needs, so get in touch with Shani at  



Strawberry Lemonade Events is an award-winning corporate events agency based in Hawick. We deliver a range of events from Gala Dinners to Conferences and have worked with leading brands and household names such as Prince Harry and TED.

We are also Scotland’s only social enterprise events agency whereby we deliver employability projects to support people facing social exclusion issues into the events industry.

Strawberry Lemonade Events can support with projects from DMC, Event Management from conception to completion or just a little bit of registration on the day!


Hometown Hub provide coworking and flexible work spaces across the South of Scotland. We have three 'hubs' based in Melrose, Jedburgh and Eyemouth and several other managed spaces across the Borders. Our spaces include single desks, private offices, meeting rooms and conference facilities and are available by the hour, day and on flexible leases - allowing you the freedom to choose a premises that suit your business needs.

Our spaces are used by individuals who need to escape home working, by freelances and entrepreneurs who want to work from an office without committing to costly leases, and, by organisations whose staff work remotely but still wish to retain some office presence. In addition, we have welcomed 'digital nomad's' and those visiting the South of Scotland as part of a workcation!


Landmark Press are Scotland's leading supplier in information for visitor's. We produce and distribute a range of regional Welcome bedroom folders that cover the whole of Scotland. These are displayed in all types of visitor accommodation for guests to browse during there stay.

We also produce our highly successful Welcome to Edinburgh and Welcome to Scotland Guide which are also available in 7 languages. These are A5 guides free to pick up from our stands across the country. We run a targeted leaflet display service with our partner company with our stands displayed in many of the countries top attractions and hotels.


Creatomatic is a creative digital agency based in Lockerbie. We specialise in website design and development, branding and graphic design, SuperControl website development, and digital marketing. Our team of creatives bring brands to life and give them identity, enable them to grow through custom built websites and help them connect with customers new and old.

We actively encourage an ethical business policy of collaboration; honesty; solid research, and an excellent employment policy. We’ll work with you to ensure that your digital journey works best for you and your company.


Dryfe Publishing


I am a writer and publisher. I have almost completed a tourist guide to the Dark Skies of our area. On my website (in the process of setting up) will be a page on what to see specifically in the Dark Skies of our area and 11 similar pages so that tourists can plan to visit our area during the next 12 months.

The book will also feature the observatories, Sky Rangers and Planetarium in our area. My future plans are a book (also an eBook) on walks on the Annandale Way and similar walks guided by the What Three Words App.


Direct Distribution have been providing targeted print marketing with our our leaflet and poster displays since 1988. We work across Scotland with 100s of tourism, cultural and transport organisations that range from Logan Botanic Garden & Visit Kirkcudbright to VisitScotland, the D&G Arts festival and Firstbus.

Our carefully chosen displays, located in 1000s of outlets, vary from hotels and travel hubs to attractions and eat & drink sites – in effect anywhere you find potential visitors and audiences. Services include Leaflet and Poster display, Digital display, Promo flyering teams, iCentre stock ordering, Storage, leaflet neighbourhood drops and concierge maps. We are passionate about maximising impact and delivering visitors for our customers. So whether you are looking to target the South of Scotland for 12 months, or generate audiences for your local event, our experienced team are here to help. Call now for free advice and a quote for 2023.


We’ve been supporting, advising and protecting clients across the North of England and Scotland for over 155 years, providing a full range of specialist services and financial advice including accountancy, cloud accounting, audit, tax, payroll, corporate finance, financial planning, wealth management, forensic accounting, outsourced finance function, client technology and corporate restructuring, recovery and insolvency.