Workers win group award

HANGER factory Mainetti in Jedburgh has won one of its own group’s awards.

Mainetti UK – the Jedburgh workforce and those in north Wales – has been awarded the company’s corporate social responsibility award.

UK operations director Keith Charlton told staff: “I was proud and delighted to accept this award on behalf of everyone involved and I am very pleased that your efforts have been recognised.”

Staff at the local branch have raised thousands for charity and the town’s Carole Williamson was one of the Jedburgh workforce who raised £1,500 for Riding for the Disabled, Regain which helps athletes with spinal injuries, Jedburgh Grammar School’s junior rugby tour and the air ambulance service.

Last year 14 employees from Jedburgh and North Wales cycled and walked Hadrian’s Wall to raise more than £2,000 for SCOPE, a charity for children who need extra care at birth.

As a whole, both Mainetti sites have hosted golf tournaments involving employees, local businesses, suppliers and customers which raised £29,000 over four years for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK.