Selby store Guru, Danny Howden has somewhat become a local celebrity in the close knit community. After starting his role as Guru in December 2016 he has since worked hard to make himself know within Selby as the local go-to-guy for tech queries and advice.
Working with the marketing team, Danny has managed to form integral relationships with the community. This started with NSPCC sessions for parents in the local library and has since progressed to a partnership with the Selby District Vision and a great relationship with the TrussellTrust Foodbank.
Danny has worked closely with the local food bank for the last six months collecting food hampers and donating his time at the distribution centre. Using his initiative, Danny took to Facebook, posting on a local Selby Community page to help gather momentum for his last collection. The post was shared with the group’s 12,000 members and received over 150 likes which led locals flocking to the store to help. After a two week collection, an amazing 50kg of goods were donated to the foodbank.
The relationship with Selby District Vision started three months ago with a six month tech accessibility course at the charities premises. The aim was to help make life easier for people living with visual impairments through the use of technology. Now half way through the course, the workshops are proving to be a great success with attendance growing month on month. So well in fact that we are currently working with the charity to replicate the course at the end of the six months.
Hi hard work did not go unmissed as Danny was invited to speak at the quarter three O2 Guru forum, inpiring other Gurus in the region. He also received a prize for his hard work in the community! Well done Danny, we are very proud at BAK and Southern Connections!