Skip to main content

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

We are driven by a strong sense of purpose and a desire to make a meaningful difference and we are always looking for ways to improve and innovate to serve our community better.

Matt Winder

Communications Officer/Borrow It Co-Ordinator

Matt was the first person to join the Borrow It team and has supported the creator of the project Emma Whitty-Haddock in developing it to the point where it was ready to launch. With a main focus on communications, Matt is Borrow It's social media and website specialist. As a Sandgrownun and Blackpool FC season ticket holder Matt is committed to supporting
the town he loves. He is also the great, great, great Grandson of Sir John Bickerstaffe who devised the plan to create Blackpool’s very own Eiffel Tower after visiting Paris, so Matt is related to Blackpool royalty!

Danny Gawthorpe

Administration and Data Management Officer

Danny joined the Borrow It family as the third member in October 2022. With expertise in IT, his main focus is on data management and administration whilst also helping brainstorm ideas to further improve the project. His main duties include the development and manning of spreadsheets and other records, ensuring the stock inventory is up to date and photographing and maintaining the items both physically and on our website. He also works with our amazing volunteers called Borrowteers in supporting their recruitment and induction.

Emma Wood

Business Support Manager

Emma joined the Borrow It Blackpool team in April while running the Volunteer Centre's Cost Of Living project. Through running her own business’s Emma has gained years of business management experience so is ideal for a project like Borrow It. As a Sandgrownun, Emma from a very young age has been part of services that have made a real difference to the people of Blackpool and with heading Borrow It Emma will continue that amazing work.

Emma Whitty-Haddock

Volunteer Academy Manager

Emma came up with the idea for Borrow It Blackpool during the pandemic after seeing there was a gap for a service like this. As an avid DIY’er and crafter Emma wanted to provide not just the opportunity for the community to loan items but also to learn skills that help both them and the environment.

Get In Touch