We asked Andy about his experience of being a Business in the Community Business Connector.
What’s your fondest memory of being a Business Connector?
The fantastic and hugely varied people that I met.
How has being a Business Connector changed your role or the way you approach your role since going back into your business?
I have found "space" in the way I operate that I didn't think was there before. Asking better questions that get much better outcomes and building more effective working relationships than I thought possible. I'm also no longer a technophobe!!
Have you made any changes to the way your company approaches community investment since returning?
Yes, I have helped to influence the approach taken by Waitrose with future connectors. I am also helping to develop the way we volunteer within the community, including personally taking a group of 11 colleagues to volunteer for a day at one of the charities I was working with as a connector. Ripon community link.