A man who stood for hours at a roundabout in Basildon pleading for work is now responsible for its upkeep.
– Matt Adkins, Landscape Gardener
"I went around industrial estates and none would entertain me at all. I've got no qualifications and I was so demoralised I said to my wife I'm going to make up a sign and go and stand on the biggest roundabout and see what I can get."
Matt Adkins, who is 46 was offered several job offers including one from Ricky Dalton, who runs a local cleaning firm, and created a post for Matt. Just months later he has been promoted to managing the company's landscaping business.
– Ricky Dalton, Managing Director, BizziB
"I looked at the man and thought if that's what he's prepared to do to find a job then I think that tells you something about the character so I decided to create a job for him because I believe that everyone needs an opportunity to at least have a go at doing something."
Matt looks after six roundabouts in the town but say's the roundabout where he landed his job will always be special. "It's made me a happier person. I have a reason to get up in the morning."