3 new trainee positions available with Echo!

We are recruiting for 3 new trainees to join our branch network in Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby.  For more in formation please call your local office, Corby 01536 266228, Kettering 01536 485555 or Wellingborough 01933 226640

“Well done Laura Morrison!”

Echo Personnel’s client Laura scoops top leadership award for pandemic work

She took top spot at the 2021 Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards

A transport and logistics manger has scooped a top award for her work ensuring supplies during first months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Laura Morrison, general manager for Wincanton’s Co-op contract in Wellingborough has been praised for her leadership at the depot in the town.

With staff absences and difficulties across supply chains, her ‘foresight’ has been recognised at the the 2021 Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards winning the Warehousing Award – sponsored by FedEx.

Winner - Laura Morrison

Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics within the traditionally male-dominated industry.

James Wright, transport manager at Wincanton, who nominated Laura, said: “The implementation of the Co-op Wellingborough RDC under Laura’s leadership has been described as the most seamless at Wincanton to date with Laura singled out by the customer in their summary of start up as being ‘truly outstanding’.”

Judges heard that during the Covid-19 pandemic, Laura met the challenges of ‘fluctuating product volumes’ combined with growing absences and concerns. Thanks to Laura’s ‘leadership’ and ‘foresight’ she was able to keep the depot moving while maintaining ‘service, safety and wellbeing to the highest levels’.

Laura, who is from Corby, began her career in logistics in 2004, at a start-up operation for Wincanton Argos in her home town.

She said: “This award is important as it shows everyone they can also be recognised and inspire others to do the same. I want my colleagues to realise their potential and achieve their long-term goals.

Echo in partnership with Byeway Logistics

Echo are recruiting for Corby’s new Firm Byeway Logistics based on the Earlstrees Industrial Estate.  Byeway have been trading for only 4 weeks and have already taken on a number of new people and are set to recruit another 20 staff through Echo over the coming weeks.

We are currently recruiting for:

*Drivers (Luton up to 7.5 ton)

*Drivers mates/porters

*Warehouse staff

*Customer service

All positions are permanent.  Please apply to our Corby office on 01536 266228 for an immediate induction.

Well done Jennie!!

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Well done Jennie(Echo’s FD) and her team for completing what can only be described as a mammoth task over the weekend in the heat!   Jennie would like to hank all their sponsors for their kindness and genuine concern for our health & wellbeing with what we had signed up to this weekend!

Dubbed as the hardest Ultra Challenge route it certainly wasn’t for the faint hearted, the heat alone on Saturday was relentless & unforgiving at times… but thanks to everyone’s generosity we have raised over £3200 for the Alzheimer’s Society which made the blood, sweat and tears all the more worthwhile.

Company shop available to Echo staff!!

CORBY and surrounding areas!
We are pleased to announce that ECHO Personnel staff can apply for membership at Company Shop online!
Simply visit http://www.companyshop.co.uk/ complete the online application form, once it will be approved a confirmation email will be sent to you, to let you know that your card is ready for collection at your Corby store.
You will need to take along proof of ID to be able to collect your card!
The ID required are as follows:
• The last months payslips which show the company name or logo
• Recent utility bill as proof of address
• Photo ID
Enjoy your discounted shopping!

Well Done Mark Pengelly

Man described as ‘Corby’s fourth emergency service’ honoured for 25 years of community work

A plaque to commend the work of Cllr Mark Pengelly has been unveiled at Stephenson Way Community Centre

A ceremony was held on Saturday at Stevie Way Community Centre

People living on Corby’s East Lloyds estate have unveiled a plaque as a thank you to Councillor Mark Pengelly who has dedicated a quarter of a century to making his community a better place to live.

Cllr Pengelly, who was a borough councillor before Corby Borough Council was scrapped earlier this month, was described as ‘Corby’s fourth emergecy service’ as the plaque at Stephenson Way Community Centre was dedicated to him on Saturday (May 22).

Although he is paid only a limited allowance for being an elected member, Cllr Pengelly has been on call at all hours including Christmas and Easter for the people in his ward since he was first elected to the borough’s East ward in 1995.

The plaque paid for by local people

Me and Mark were involved in the regeneration of the council houses on the estate. None of them had had a new kitchen or bathroom for years and years. Every council house got a new kitchen and bathroom.

“Mark has managed to get £70,000 spent on the park.”

“Mark isn’t just a councillor to a lot of people, he’s the fourth emergency service. There’s the fire brigade, the police, the ambulance and then there’s Mark Pengelly.”

Mayor Lawrence Ferguson said: “I’ve known Mark about 12 years. He mentored me when I was first a borough councillor and he still does now. It’s amazing to think he was on the council when my grandad (John Wood-Cowling) on the council.

“It’s difficult to become a well-known councillor these days as the likes of Jimmy Kane were, but Mark’s known by everyone in the whole town.”

Dennis Taylor and Cllr Pengelly (centre) along with members of the East Lloyds Tenants and Residents Association.

Dennis Taylor and Cllr Pengelly (centre) along with members of the East Lloyds Tenants and Residents Association.

Mayor Lawrence Ferguson presents a cake to Cllr Pengelly

Mayor Lawrence Ferguson presents a cake to Cllr Pengelly

Echo’s FD Jennie 32 Mile Charity Walk

Jennie Alexander’s 32 MILES ULTRA WALK
In 5 weeks our Finance Director Jennie and her team Barton Belles 2020 will conquer the 32 ULTRA HIKE challenge in the lakes.
Previously raised monies from the past challenges were donated to various charities including Cancer research, this time they have chosen to walk for Alzheimer’s Society.
This disease is awful for all those who have or have known anyone who has had it, or currently fighting this battle.
Jennie has set her target, if you can help support her that would be fantastic!
Every penny helps, the link below will take you to her just giving page.
Thank you for all your support!!!
#charityfundraising #charitywalk #alzheimerssociety

Shoe firm Deichmann signs deal for huge Corby warehouse

An artist's impression of the site.

An artist’s impression of the site.

Major shoe retailer Deichmann has agreed a lease for a purpose-built 162,500 sq ft warehouse and offices in Corby.

The firm, Europe’s biggest footwear retailer, will take on the unit at Centrix Business Park off Phoenix Parkway after agreeing the deal with site owners and developers Clowes Developments.

The Corby warehouse – on a site bigger than London’s Trafalgar Square – will be the firm’s brand new UK distribution facility with their head office remaining in nearby Market Harborough.

Chris Holden, director at Deichmann, said: “We are continuing to expand our presence in the UK both online and opening new High Street stores.

“This development will enhance that expansion and enable us to improve service levels across the business.

“We believe Corby is a great location for our UK warehouse, being close to the centre of our store network and providing a skilled workforce for logistics operations.”

Deichmann was founded in Germany in 1913 by Heinrich Deichmann and now employs more than 40,000 people around the world.

Centrix Business Park forms part of Corby’s new ‘regeneration framework’ and comprises a 39-acre (15.8 hectare) development.

James Richards, development director at Clowes Developments, said: “Securing another major occupier for the scheme in Corby is a great result.

“The scope of the building and its high-spec delivery will, without doubt, add considerable value to the ongoing regeneration aspirations for this town.

“Bringing a household names such as Deichmann and BakeAway to Centrix Park are lines in the sand marking the bright new future for the former brownfield site.”

Chris Holden, director at Deichmann, said: “We are continuing to expand our presence in the UK both online and opening new High Street stores.

“This development will enhance that expansion and enable us to improve service levels across the business.

“We believe Corby is a great location for our UK warehouse, being close to the centre of our store network and providing a skilled workforce for logistics operations.”

Deichmann was founded in Germany in 1913 by Heinrich Deichmann and now employs more than 40,000 people around the world.

Centrix Business Park forms part of Corby’s new ‘regeneration framework’ and comprises a 39-acre (15.8 hectare) development.

James Richards, development director at Clowes Developments, said: “Securing another major occupier for the scheme in Corby is a great result.

“The scope of the building and its high-spec delivery will, without doubt, add considerable value to the ongoing regeneration aspirations for this town.

“Bringing a household names such as Deichmann and BakeAway to Centrix Park are lines in the sand marking the bright new future for the former brownfield site.”

 

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