Lamont’s delight at Barrie deal

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BARRIE Knitwear is set to go from strength to strength following the sale of the Burnfoot-based firm to Chanel.

That’s according to Hawick MSP John Lamont, who has welcomed the announcement and outlined his hopes it will safeguard the future of the company.

Speaking to the Hawick News, Mr Lamont said: “This is fantastic news and will come as a great relief to all the employees at Barrie Knitwear who have been waiting nervously for news for over two months now.

“When Dawson International announced that they were to enter administration the first priority had to be to secure the future of Barrie Knitwear, and I am delighted that this has been achieved.

“I know that KPMG had been working hard to secure a buyer, and it is great that they have found one in Chanel – a world-famous company that operates on a global scale. And with Barrie Knitwear in their ownership I am confident that the future of the firm is safe for the foreseeable future.

“I now look forward to seeing Barrie Knitwear continue to go from strength to strength and hopefully provide more local jobs in the future.”