Car dealer is pride of Cheshire

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

A BUSI­NESS­MAN has won an award for his com­mit­ment to so­cial en­ter­prise.

Danny Towns, 39, is the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at car deal­er­ship Chrome Mo­tors of Mac­cles­field on Beech Lane in Tyther­ing­ton.

He was nom­i­nated for the Cheshire Silk Pride of Cheshire award by his former teacher at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege.

Jane Lynch, who had not seen Danny since she taught him busi­ness stud­ies at the school 21 years ago, put her former pupil’s name for­ward be­cause she felt he should be hon­oured for devo­tion to his com­mu­nity.

By tak­ing on stu­dents from the school for in­tern­ships at Chrome Mo­tors, Danny of­fers them the op­por­tu­nity of real life day to day work­ing ex­pe­ri­ence which in some cases has led to em­ploy­ment for them.

Chrome also en­gages with more than 15 sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions by do­nat­ing kit and equip­ment.

The com­pany re­cently ran a cam­paign where more than 4,000 peo­ple in the com­mu­nity ben­e­fited from a free sports holdall.

To get their hands on a holdall they sim­ply had to share sto­ries on how they spend their leisure time en­gag­ing in their com­mu­nity and in sports ac­tiv­i­ties in the area.

Danny said: “I was very proud to re­ceive the award.

“It is re­ally nice to be recog­nised as a com­pany that is in­vest­ing in the com­mu­nity and it was nice to see other com­pa­nies who were do­ing sim­i­lar things”.

He added that he was also proud to have his former teacher there to see it.

He said: “It was great for Jane to see that a lot of the stuff she taught me in her lessons had come to full fruition.”

“She taught me dis­ci­pline in busi­ness.”

And Danny made sure his teacher trav­elled in style to the awards cer­e­mony at the Tyther­ing­ton Club.

He said: “We thought it would be nice on the night to send a chauf­feur to pick her up and take her home and she was de­lighted.”

The event was hosted by Cheshire East Coun­cil and ra­dio sta­tion Cheshire Silk FM.

●● Me­gan Royle, in­tern­ship stu­dent from All Hal­lows, Den Healey, se­nior sales ad­vi­sor at Chrome Mo­tors, Jane Lynch, fac­ulty leader at All Hal­lows, Danny Towns, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at Chrome Mo­tors, Harry Jaques, All Hal­lows stu­dent, David Ed­ward, Chrome Mo­tors, and Bren­don Wynne from Cheshire Silk FM

●● Plas­tic Card Ser­vices sales di­rec­tor Adam Unsworth, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Rob Ni­cholls and op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor Andy Simp­son

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