Breaking news in the Echo:
HUNDREDS of jobs have been lost after a leading firm at Southend Airport went into administration.
Workers at aircraft maintenance company ATC Lasham were called into a meeting this morning and made redundant – being told to leave immediately.
A statement from administrators Nigel Morrison and Richard Lewis of Grant Thornton UK LLP said the company has 383 staff – at Lasham in Hampshire and Southend Airport.
Shocked and upset employees told the Echo there were already administrators in the building, off Eastwoodbury Crescent, today.
Full report here.