Eight workers paid off at Hawick Knitwear

Hawick Knitwear's Liddesdale Road mill.
Hawick Knitwear's Liddesdale Road mill.

Hawick Knitwear paid off eight wokers this week and have introduced shorter working hours for some employees.

Managing director Benny Hartop said: “The continued success of the Hawick Knitwear brand means we need fewer contract customers to fill the factory and means we need less people in the business to deliver the product to our customers.

“Whilst nobody is more disappointed than me at having to make people redundant, it is actually a good news story for the business as the Hawick Knitwear brand goes from strength to strength. We have operated an annualised hours system for many years which allows us flexibility.”