Welcome, we’re CPO!

We offer a range of support in order to give individuals, who are often deemed as the ‘hardest to reach’, the opportunity to reengage with learning and/or work. We currently work with excluded pupils, unemployed adult community members, and young people who are classed as NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).
Established Since

2002

CPO was established in 2002, and became a company limited by guarantee in 2005, making us a long-standing, well-respected organisation within the community. Although we’re no longer solely a media company, we haven’t completely strayed from our roots and still offer design, print, media and publishing services, including our own lifestyle magazine, VOXX.

Meet some of our people…

Stephen Ryder - CPO

Stephen Ryder

Managing Director

Stephen Ryder has a background in both education and journalism and became the Managing Director of CPO in April 2006. Stephen’s daily responsibilities include managing the organisation, running projects such as Building Better Opportunities and Talent Match, and business development.

Maureen Favill - CPO

Maureen Favill

Operations Manager

Maureen Favill is the Operations Manager at CPO. Her key role is to find ways of making the company more productive in its business operations. Maureen’s other responsibilities include supervising all employees and volunteers that come to CPO, and tutoring on our Health Buddies and Building Better Opportunities projects.

Joanne Steel - CPO

Joanne Steel

Senior Administrator

Joanne Steel is the Senior Administrator at CPO. Her duties include maintaining company documents, assisting with project delivery on programmes such as Building Better Opportunities and UKOnline, financial administration, and arranging meetings.

Paul Hardy - CPO

Paul Hardy

Business Administrator

Paul Hardy is a Business Administrator and his duties include creating invoices and preparing publication orders, maintaining and updating company documents, and assisting with media and IT training. Paul started CPO as a regular volunteer.

Moira Mann

Delivery Officer / Tutor

Moira Mann’s roles at CPO include assisting with project delivery, as well as with our young people, adult training and accredited training. She supports young people and adults in educational and social activities, and reports to management.

Kath Wright

Delivery Officer

Kath Wright is responsible for the delivery of our Talent Match and Grimsby Full Families projects, and her daily role involves assisting and supporting young people and adults on our various projects with their needs, from emotional support to accredited training.

Nadia Lachguer

Project Administrator

Nadia Lachguer’s primary focus is our Building Better Opportunities project, though she also delivers on other projects, as well as carrying out all the BBO administration duties. She is also involved in assisting the editor with social media, blogging and VOXX Magazine.

Vicky Hydes - CPO

Victoria Hydes

Magazine Editor

Victoria is a Journalism graduate and the editor of VOXX magazine. Her main responsibilities are managing her team of volunteers and putting together the magazines for publication. She also manages social media activity, and works on other design projects and marketing materials.

CPO Team January 2017

We welcome volunteers

Help out the community...

Although we do not often recruit for full time positions, we welcome volunteer applications. Our volunteers play a huge part in the work that we do for the local community. If you wish to apply for voluntary work within our team, please contact info@mycpo.co.uk or call us on 01472 240440.

Board Of Directors

Hugh Callaway – Chair of Board

Hugh is the Executive Director of Marketing for the Grimsby Institute Group, a further and higher education College based in North East Lincolnshire, Scarborough and Skegness.

Lorraine Alexander

Lorraine is the DWP Employer and Partnership Manager for N E Lincolnshire, whose work involves developing support, training and employment opportunities for benefit claimants through engagement with Employers and Partners across the Local Authority.

Christina Andrew

Christina is a volunteer focused Project Coordinator for Harbour Place Grimsby. With over 12 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, her role covers the recruitment, support, recognition and supervision of a dedicated team of volunteers.

Maureen Favill

Maureen Favill is CPO’s Operations Manager and began working for the company in 2010.

Andrew Hornsby

Michelle Lalor

Michelle sits on the board of directors as she is the Editor of the Grimsby Telegraph.

Paul May

Paul started at CPO on work experience through the Job Centre. He proved to be such a capable, valued member of our team that he stayed on to volunteer for us, helping out with all our projects.

Stephen Ryder

Stephen Ryder joined Community Press Office in September 2004. Stephen became Managing Director in 2006 and oversaw the company’s re-branding in 2008.

Sarah-Jane Walster

Sarah has a background in drama, film and events management. She is currently delivering a lottery-funded project aimed at combating dementia through drama.

Testimonials

When I came to CPO, I had no confidence and felt worthless. Through coming in and meeting other people, learning how to use computers and talking about my problems, I started to believe in myself and now I am a Kitchen Assistant at The Grove Care Home. All my friends have noticed the difference, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without CPO.- Ann Robinson
The Talent Match programme at CPO has helped me a lot as I used to be really shy. Being able to write about what I’m interested in for VOXX Magazine has helped me a lot with my confidence and has set my mind on a potential career path. CPO is a place that gives people hope for their dreams and goals and, because of this, deserves more recognition. The people there are doing a brilliant job at helping.- Aaron Hancock
Due to the Health Buddies programme, I now understand how to combat health issues such as COPD. This programme has also made me aware of what different lifestyle choices make on my health, especially long-term. - Charlotte Winter
I think the Talent Match programme at CPO is great for people who don’t have many friends or family and it just gives people that bit of security knowing someone is there to talk to and help as much as they can.- Kirsty Hooton
CPO is a brilliant place to go to do work because it gives you the support you need if you’re interested in Media and ICT. You get to type up articles and they get published onto the website once you’ve finished the article. The staff are really friendly because they give you the best support you need for your career and they always find you some jobs to do, which is just great.- Jack McClean
The free access to the gym was very important in helping me to keep a routine when out of work and has given me an interest I will continue. The health advice and assessments made me more aware of aspects of my health I hadn’t considered before.- Thomas Watson

Headquarters

CPO
The Warehouse
155-159 Freeman Street
Grimsby, N. E. Lincs
DN32 7AR

Phone: 01472 240 440
E-Mail: info@mycpo.co.uk