Essex

Basildon roundabout job bid man gets cleaning role

Ricky Dalton (left) meets Matt Adkins for the first time in person at BBC Essex's offices in Chelmsford
Image caption Ricky Dalton (left) meets Matt Adkins for the first time in person at BBC Essex's offices in Chelmsford

A man who spent hours on a roundabout advertising his desperate plight for work has accepted a job.

Father-of-two Matt Adkins, 45, from Wickford, Essex, said he was prepared to do anything.

As a last resort he stood on an A127 roundabout at Basildon with a placard saying he needed work.

He was telephoned by Ricky Dalton and offered a role with BizziB, a cleaning firm. Mr Adkins decided to take the job.

"He sounded like the kind of guy I would like to work for. He offered me the job and I bit his hand off," Mr Atkins said.

"I have done cleaning in the past."

Mr Dalton, the managing director of BizziB, said: "We are well staffed but it took real guts to do what Matt did. I think it was that which made me create a job for him.

"It showed real character."

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