Flying High!!

Did you see Echo advertising on Friday and over the weekend?  We organised a company to advertise by flying a banner for us looking for staff for jobs in the local area.  We had a great response but still looking to fill many positions, pay available from £9.80 to £10.30 for day shifts.  Call your local branch or register on the home page!

Good news for Echo Customer!

Roquette site sold for seven figure sum to help Corby transport firm expand!

Sanderson Transport used a seven-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank to buy the a 5.5-acre site in Sallow Road that is adjacent to one of its existing bases. The site was vacated by food manufacturer Roquette last year.

The site will now provide an additional 55,000 sq ft of warehouse space for Sanderson’s, as well as increasing the office footprint for its logistics operations.

It will increase the firm’s warehousing capacity by up to 50 per cent, and enable it to expand its growing e-commerce fulfilment services, which has grown in popularity since the coronavirus pandemic.

The firm provides transport and logistics solutions for a variety of customers, ranging from industrial goods to retail, with a fleet of more than 80 vehicles. It employs more than 140 people across its sites in Corby and Market Harborough.

The new investment follows a period of sustained growth for Sanderson Transport over the past five years, which has seen its customer base expand significantly.

Commercial director Ed Sanderson said: “We’ve increased the size of our operations significantly over the past five years or so. Acquiring the new site will give us even more room for growth and the chance to diversify what we do even further.


Despite a late fight back by visitors Histon the Steelmen made comfortable progress into the Third Qualifying Round of the Buildbase F.A Trophy. Corby were able to name an almost full strength line up while Histon – whose manager Lance Key played two games on loan for the Steelmen back in February 2008 – had former Corby player James Jepson on their depleted bench alongside two teenagers.
Despite being in far better shape than for their 5-0 win at Histon earlier in the season Corby found themselves a goal down after just six minutes when skipper Ed Rolph scored for the Stutes.
For most of the first half, however, Histon’s Christopher Gough was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. He made a double save from Jordan O’Brien and Connor Furey and was again called into action when Lewis White strode forward to have a crack at goal.
The Steelmen finally made the breakthrough in the 29th minute when a right wing centre was expertly headed in by James Clifton.
Two minutes into the second half Gough saved from O’Brien, but was helpless in the 54th minute when the Corby number nine fired in an outstanding long range effort which found the net via the underside of the crossbar.
From then on it seemed to be just a matter of how many the Steelmen would get as they scored three times in a ten minute spell. In the 67th minute Steve Diggin headed past Gough to make it 3-1 and four minutes later the ‘keeper, who had done so much to keep the score down, completely misjudged a long ball forward by White to leave Clifton with an open goal to shoot into.
Diggin then hit an angled drive in to make it 5-1 and should really have claimed a hat trick as he struck the woodwork and hit an effort wide.
Corby then relaxed their grip slightly and Histon took advantage by scoring through Josh Dawkin (78 minutes) and Rolph (80 minutes) to make the scoreline more respectable from their point of view.
In the dying minutes the Steelmen were reduced to ten men when Joe Curtis picked up a second yellow card but saw out the remainder of the game without further alarm to book a home tie against Banbury United in the next round of the competition.

CORBY TOWN:- Matt Hall; Connor Furey, Kamy Alpindia Gille (substitute Kalvin Taylor); Elliot Sandy, Lewis White, Gary Mulligan (captain); Jude Brittain, James Clifton, Jordan O’Brien (substitute Oliver Gee), Stephen Diggin, Joe Curtis. Unused substitutes: Niall Towle, Owen Montgomery, Kaden McAlinden, Nemsnja Grubor (GK).

HISTON:- Christopher Gough; Ed Greengrass, Sam Collison; Josh Dawkin, Victor Garcia (substitute James Jepson), Oliver Brookes; Ed Rolph (captain), Babacar Camara (substitute Alex Stevens-Lee), Rhys Thorpe, Finley Wilkinson, Luke Lindsay (substitute Marcus Cole).

New Echo Care services live this week!

Echo are proud to launch their new Care Services to the business.

The new department is headed by Ben Diston who has many years in the sector, Ben will be announcing the Care business in the coming days.  More info to follow……………..

Furlough ends, Echo can help you today!!

Crunch time for 17,000 Northamptonshire workers as furlough ends.

If you or your family members are looking for work after your Furlough has finished please call your local Echo Office for a range of positions with immediate starts!  We are looking for people who are available straight away with many positions becoming permanent.

Up to 17,000 workers in Northamptonshire face a testing autumn as the government’s furlough scheme closes on Thursday (September 30).

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in March 2020 as a tool to protect jobs during lockdown.

The measures were extended twice but time finally runs out this week with nearly five percent of the county’s estimated 362,000 workforce still furloughed.

Most are in manufacturing, retail and service sectors — and many are over 50, which could be an obstacle to finding work despite more vacancies being on offer than at any time in the last 20 years.

Up to 17,000 workers in Northamptonshire are still furloughed under the Chancellor's job retention scheme

Free haircuts in Kettering if you have a job interview!

Kettering hairdressers offering free trims for those with job interviews!

Kettering hairdressers is introducing a free ‘trim and tidy’ for those with upcoming job interviews as furlough ends today (Thursday).

Family-run Sorelle Salon, which recently opened at The Yards in Market Street, wants to give back to the community who have welcomed their new business into the area.

The salon is run by co-owners Antonia Gallucci and her sister Luisa, who are bringing in the free service for the unemployed in preparation for job interviews.

The initiative see people given a free basic ladies or men’s dry cut and tidy in preparation for a job interview to help prospective candidates look, and most importantly, feel their best in front of interviewers.

Antonia said: “Part of the process of preparing for your interview is feeling confident with your outfit and how you’ll come across to your prospective employers.

“Whilst appearances aren’t everything, we want our clients and community to feel like they can be confident and feel like a million dollars for their interviews.

“It’s easy to put pampering on hold when things get tight and so we want people to feel put together and refreshed ready for their interviews.”

The salon is asking that those with an interview to contact them via their Facebook page or call them on 01536 660466 to book in during the sessions which will be held on Wednesdays between 9am and 11am.

They are asking for proof of interview in the form of an email or letter to secure your cut.

Antonia added: “With furlough ending on September 30, there may be fears of job security and many looking for a new role.

“We want to offer the security that you don’t need to worry about over-grown or unruly hair ahead of your interviews.”

Luisa from Sorelle Salon.

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