Hawick firm pipped to national award

Hawick Knitwear missed out on a Modern Apprenticeship Award last week.

The firm were one of four companies in the hunt for a Skills Development Scotland honour for businesses with less than 250 employees.

However Hyspec Engineering Ltd of Stewarton was announced as Scotland’s SME Employer of the Year.

Hawick Knitwear HR manager Rhona McLeod said: “It was a good night and we did well to get to the final.”