Echo hopeful to support this new site in Kettering in the coming months!!
A major firm which operates in 130 countries around the world has signed a deal to take on a warehouse in Kettering. Danish logistics company Maersk, part of the A.P. Moller Group, has acquired the biggest warehouse at Crossfire 14 – the site formerly known as Cransley Park just off Junction 8 of the A14.The firm is taking on the 101,134 sq ft unit to satisfy the increased demand for warehousing from its clients and it is expected to create many jobs, although an exact number has not been revealed. The unit has 182 parking spaces.
A Corby teenager will jump out of a plane next month to raise money for charity after she was inspired by a war hero’s story.
Aimee Ballantyne, 16, is set to skydive at Sibson Airfield near Peterborough on April 30 to raise money for RMA – The Royal Marines Charity.
She had watched a documentary about Royal Marines Commando Mark Ormrod, who stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2007 and lost three limbs.
Having been told he would never walk again, he not only proved them wrong to walk down the aisle on his wedding day but claimed gold at the Invictus Games.
Aimee’s dad Garry, who is ex-forces, contacted the war hero and asked if he would sign his book ‘Man Down’ for her. He went one better and not only signed the book but sent her a poster – and now Aimee wants to give something back.
Proud mum Lynnette said: “She is quite scared but also very excited.
“Aimee has one of the biggest hearts that I have ever known in a child and she never thinks about herself.
“She’s always thinking about other people and that’s what I love about her.”
Aimee, who is a pupil at Corby Business Academy, originally set herself a goal of £500.
But, despite the pandemic cutting off many traditional routes of fundraising, she has smashed every target set with the current total standing at more than £2,700.
She’s sold bags of Scottish tablet and held two big bingo nights, with one earlier this month having 90 people taking part on Zoom.
Lynnette said: “A lot of them were people that Garry served in the forces with, people who live locally or people from Highland dancing.
“She’s had so much support and it’s been brilliant to see.”
She’s also holding a raffle on Saturday, March 12, with some fantastic prizes.
We would like to welcome Sanda to our Wellingborough team. Sanda started with Echo Personnel in July 2017, working at one of our clients warehouses as a Supervisor overseeing 2 local on-site contracts. Hard work and her superb working attitude paid off and she has now being given a position as Recruitment Consultant in our busy Wellingborough office. Outside of work Sanda loves to travel in the UK (out of lockdown). We look forward to your next career progression Sanda!!