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Hawick Knitwear: employees talking to administrators

Hawick Knitwear has stopped trading. Credit: ITV Border

The Provost of Hawick has told ITV Border that employees of Hawick Knitwear are currently in talks with administrators KPMG, about the future of the company.

Stuart Marshall - himself a former employee of Hawick Knitwear - says he's working with local politicians from all parties:

It's a devastating start to 2016 for the people of Hawick.

Hawick Knitwear is filled with the most hardworking people you could ever hope to find.

It's a major blow for a town that has already suffered many setbacks in the industry over the years.

I will now be working with local politicians who are all united in the fight to save the future of this company."

– Cllr Stuart Marshall, Provost of Hawick