Managing director to retire

The managing director of a firm that employs 60 people in Rushden is retiring.

Paul Markland is retiring as the head of Orbital Marketing Services Group after 42 years with the business, and will leave on December 23.

The group is parent to Rushden-based Orbital Response, which moved into Express Park in 2001.

Mr Markland said: “I’ll be 64 next year so the time has come to slow down a bit. I’ve got a great team at Orbital and I’ll be sad to leave them and the company behind.”