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SPAR Bradley’s Lyndsay Howden-Smith Crowned Community Hero at Convenience Retail Awards

April 01, 2019

Sales Assistant of the Year Community Hero Winner

Blakemore Retail Store Supervisor Lyndsay Howden-Smith from SPAR Bradley, Grimsby, has won a national award for her contribution to the local community.

Lyndsay has been awarded the sought after title of Sales Assistant Community Hero at a glitzy space-themed awards ceremony hosted jointly by trade publications Convenience Store and The Grocer.

The Convenience Retail Awards, which took place on March 14th at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, reward sales assistants who go above and beyond for their stores, customers and communities.

Lyndsay works as a night-shift supervisor at the SPAR Bradley store, where she helps manage the store, Subway and post office.

She also works as a full-time intelligence analyst for the fire service and amazingly still finds time to dedicate to planning and leading community events at the store.

In 2018 alone, Lyndsay worked with over 100 local organisations supplying items for raffles, arranging donations and giving her time to help feed Grimsby’s homeless community.

Speaking after winning the award, Lyndsay commented: “I don’t do any of this for the recognition, I do it because I genuinely love to help people and I’m in a role where I have the luxury of being able to do that.

“Seeing the difference that my work can make in the community, particularly the help and support that we have given to local homeless people and those in real need is a reward in itself and this is really the cherry on the cake.”

Bradley Store Manager Stephanie added: “We are all really proud of Lyndsay’s achievement and all she has done for the store and local community – she really deserves the award.

“She continues to help the community through the support of the Blakemore Foundation and doesn’t just arrange the donations but also finds the time to attend the events as well.

“Lyndsay never stops and is currently working on her next community project to help redevelop the local community centre in Grimsby. The last project she organised was such a success and helped feed 170 people! Congratulations again, Lyndsay!”

Lyndsay collects Community Hero award

Lyndsay Howden-Smith celebrates her Community Hero award


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