Car dealer is pride of Cheshire
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