Hawick textile jobs at risk

There is concern for around 200 jobs in the Borders after news that a cashmere firm has gone into administration.

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MP concerns about continuing jobs uncertainty

A week after Dawson shares were suspended on the stock market, launching 200 employers in the Borders into an uncertain future, local MP Michael Moore has expressed his concern that the problems facing the company are still unresolved.

Dawson International, which has a large pension deficit, run the Barrie Mill, which is one of Hawick's biggest employers.

The mill makes cashmere garments to be sold to some of the world's top fashion brands.

Commenting, Mr Moore said:

“It is now a week since the shares were suspended and I am very concerned about the uncertainty hanging over the people of Hawick.

“The issues have to be resolved quickly so that the business at Barrie can be put on a secure footing.

“I am continuing to keep in close contact with company representatives and I hope we will receive news of a resolution very soon.”

– Michael Moore MP

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