Hawick Knitwear goes into administration

Hawick Knitwear has been placed into administration by the company's director.

The administrators have taken the decision to make 123 employees redundant while retaining 56 staff members.

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Employees shocked at Hawick Knitwear decision

William Hush is a former employee of Hawick Knitwear. Credit: ITV Border

A former employee of Hawick Knitwear says the workforce was left shocked by the abrupt decision to place the company into administration.

William Hush worked at the firm in almost every role for 38 years.

He says that the biggest problem now is that former employees are feeling isolated, with nowhere to turn.

It's devastating and shocking in equal measures.

It just happened so quickly - nobody knew it was coming.

It was so impersonal. We've been told to go online to apply for any jobs. I'm worried that everyone is going to be feeling so isolated. "

– William Hush, former employee

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