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Hawick Knitwear

Synopsis
The British textiles sector has suffered significantly from the impact of cheaper foreign competition. How should a company that is determined to keep manufacturing in Britain react in the face of fierce competition? Hawick Knitwear is a Scottish textile manufacturer with over 200 employees, which is facing stiff competition. Successful businessman Digby Jones analyses the business and offers a radical solution: focus on exporting. This is the second BBC documentary from The Factory Controller series, which explores the declining power of the British manufacturing industry.
Series
The Factory Controller
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2014
Subjects
Business studies
Keywords
manufacturing industries; Scotland; textile industries; Great Britain

Credits

Director
Jonathan Megson
Contributor
Dygby Jones

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2017

Related

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

Record Stats

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