A man who stood for hours at a roundabout in Basildon pleading for work is now responsible for its upkeep.
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.
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."