A BORDERS knitwear brand has been awarded a top UK business award.

ERIBÉ Knitwear, based in Melrose, has been given the King's Awards for Enterprise, which is the highest official award for British businesses.

On Monday, May 6 the Borders brand was recognised for its excellence in the International Trade category.

ERIBÉ is one of 252 businesses nationally to receive the prestigious award.

Rosemary Eribé, CEO and founder at ERIBÉ Knitwear, said: “Being awarded the King’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade is a real honour.

"It is about all of us, the award recognises how focused teamwork can create such magic and success.

"We see this award as celebrating and recognising the incredible work done by our retailers, suppliers, agents, and team ERIBÉ in bringing stunning knitwear to our customers.” 

The King's Awards for Enterprise, formerly the Queen's Awards for Enterprise, were renamed after King Charles III expressed his desire to continue his mother, Queen Elizabeth II's, legacy into its 58th year.

As a winner in the King's Awards for Enterprise, ERIBÉ can now use the King's Awards Emblem for the next five years.

The awards aim to celebrate the success of innovative and exciting businesses which are pioneering products or services.