July 2022


Build a PC Workshops Return – Local tech solutions company, Black Nova, has announced more dates for their popular ‘Build A PC’ children’s workshops. The workshops inspire kids about tech while raising funds for the mental health charity, MIND. The workshops, aimed at children aged ten to 16, will run between September and Christmas to coincide with the start of the new school year. The first three workshops earlier in the year got booked out within hours.

Black Nova founder Kyle Holmes said: ‘This is something I’ve always wanted to do. I was always fascinated by tech and gadgets growing up. When we ran our first workshops they got booked out fast. That showed us that there’s an appetite for this. We ask parents to come along and stay for the duration of the event.’

What the kids will learn

Children attending the workshops will learn about the different components of a PC and how to build a working machine. All attendees will receive a certificate signed by Kyle, to evidence they have completed the workshop.

Entrepreneur Kyle (30), who started Black Nova with his wife, Danielle Holmes, has held a fascination for technology since he was very young. He’s passionate about instilling that passion in the generation that he says will see tech innovation ‘grow at an even greater rate than we’ve seen over the last 20 years.’

It’s vital to foster not only an enthusiasm in kids for tech but also a comprehensive understanding of it. We want to do whatever we can to help young people feel confident in their abilities to keep up with the changes and become part of the future of an IT-led world.’

Build a PC Workshops Return
Build a PC Workshops Return – Kyle Holmes (Black Nova) actuallly buiding a PC, who will be running the Build A PC autumn workshops.

Kyle said: ‘I see these workshops as an opportunity to give something back. We want to raise much-needed funds for MIND whilst also making the workshops accessible to everyone.’


MIND is a mental health charity. It offers vital advice and support to anyone suffering from a mental health problem, through their support phone-line, legal advice phone-line and information resources. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

The workshops

The workshops will take place at Black Nova’s premises in Calne on:

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