Johnstons strike gold at awards

JOHNSTONS of Elgin has been awarded the prestigious UKFT Gold Award.

Sponsored by HSBC, the main gong at the annual UKFT Export Awards is given to a company that can demonstrate exports have been, and will continue to be, of major importance to their profitability.

Entrants need to be consistent, well-established, exporters who can show how they have succeeded in international markets.

James Dracup, group managing director of Johnstons of Elgin, who employ 250 people at their Mansfield Road mill, said: “I am absolutely delighted to have received the UKFT Gold Award on behalf of all employees in our team at Johnstons of Elgin. We are very proud of the fact that we make sought-after luxury products in the UK for some of the most dynamic brands in our sector internationally, create employment within our local communities and demonstrate that textile manufacturing in the UK has a bright future.”