Old Jed factory to get new lease of life

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An old Jedburgh textiles factory at Middleton Mill in the town’s Bongate looks set to reopen its doors, thanks to a Cumbria firm.

The company involved is All Awards Ltd, which is currently based in Alston, but under this banner there is also Toil & Bubble and Emotives.

All Awards Ltd is an engraving business supplying trophies, shields and medals covering all sports, events and schools. It has supplied engraved glass awards such as those given out at television’s BAFTA awards ceremony.

Emotives manufactures signs, banners, stickers and other similar products, while Toil & Bubble will see a walk-in area for individuals and groups to try their hand at engraving, pottery, plate painting, mosaic work and other fun activities.

The aim is to open Toil & Bubble in the spring and incorporate a small cafe.

Company director Pauline Cordell, who says she hopes to recruit staff locally, told us this week: “This will be a good move for the company and also offers something different to Jedburgh.”