To motivate, educate, inform & inspire.
Welcome to 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 unemployed adult community members and young people who are classed as NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).
Established Since


Education | Training | Volunteering |
Health and Wellbeing |
Print and Design | Publishing | VOXX

Click the video to the left to get a taste of what we do…

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 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, as well as working with clients on our various projects.

Paul Hardy - CPO

Paul Hardy

Business Administrator

Paul Hardy is a Business Administrator and his duties include: administering the Grimsby Full Families project, preparing publication orders, maintaining and updating company documents, and assisting with media and IT training. Paul started at CPO as a regular volunteer.

Joanne Steel - CPO

Joanne Steel

Delivery Officer / Administrator

Joanne Steel is the Senior Administrator at CPO. Her duties include maintaining company documents, delivery on our Grimsby Full Families project and assisting with Building Better Opportunities, as well as financial administration, and arranging meetings.

Moira Mann

Delivery Officer / Tutor

Moira Mann’s roles at CPO include assisting with our education provision, as well as working as part of the delivery team on our Grimsby Full Families project to help support local people.

Nadia Lachguer

Project Administrator

Nadia Lachguer’s primary focus is our Building Better Opportunities project, as well as carrying out all the BBO administration duties in order to most effectively help our clients with things such as their confidence, computer skills and job searches.

Melissa Bellamy

Delivery Officer

Melissa Bellamy is a delivery officer on our Grimsby Full Families project, supporting families in the local area.

Katie Fytche

Delivery Officer

Katie Fytche works as a delivery officer on our Building Better Opportunities project. Her role involves assisting and supporting our clients with things such as confidence building, computer skills and job search support.

Vicky Hydes - CPO

Victoria Hydes

Magazine Editor

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

 We also welcome volunteers!

Want to be part of the CPO team? Get in touch to find out how you can get involved.

Board Of Directors

Michelle Lalor - Chair of Board

Michelle was for many years the editor of the Grimsby Telegraph, who helped form CPO in 2002. More recently she has worked for Estuary TV and Lovelle Bacons Estate Agency. Michelle has also set up her own consultancy company called Southbank PR.

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 has 12 years experience working in the third sector, currently taking on a new challenge of helping people to become more healthy and supporting consultants as a developer.

Maureen Favill

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

Andrew Hornsby

Andrew’s role includes the day-to-day operational management of YMCA Humber accommodation services in Grimsby. The Accommodation Manager is focused on ensuring quality service delivery by equipping and empowering staff to work with residents restoratively and creatively, whilst ensuring safe accommodation provision across all three accommodation sites.

Janette Russon

As a consultant Janette specialises in helping organisations to develop effective systems and processes to support their achievement of industry relevant accreditations and standards, and win business. Utilising her extensive knowledge in Supply Chain Management and Performance Strategies she helps organisations to work effectively together.

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 and became Managing Director in 2006. In 2011/12 he made the strategic changes which saw CPO become primarily an organisation that focused on education, training and employability.

Jennifer Vincent

Jen has over 25 years of experience in Employment and Skills, for central government and local authority. Jen is a member of the CDI, is a Mission Mentor, a Careers Ready mentor, co-leads the Northern Lincolnshire Adviser Gathering business support group, sits within several groups within the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Employment and Skills Board and governs at two academies in Northern Lincolnshire.

Sarah-Jane Walster

Sarah’s career has seen her work in drama, film and events management. She has delivered projects assisting those with a learning disabilities and for older people, where she used drama to combat dementia.


I started attending CPO in July 2018 as part of the BBO project. When I first came I was lacking self confidence and I knew I needed to rebuild my employability skills, having got myself into a bit of rut during a year-long stretch of unemployment. I attended the group sessions, and then I started volunteering, and after two months I was offered paid employment with them. I now feel like that initial dark period of my life is over and I can start enjoying life again, and it wouldn't have happened without BBO.- Katie
I recently completed a four week work experience placement at CPO on the Get Work Experienced project. I suffer quite badly with anxiety and felt out of my depth in the first week, as I haven't worked since having my daughter 19 months ago. However, I need not have felt anxious. All the staff made me feel so welcome, and by the end of week one I began to feel like an individual again with my own identity, and not just a mum. I thoroughly enjoyed my placement at CPO and I have met some fantastic people. It was just what I needed.- Zoe
I've had immense pleasure from attending CPO's events they run for the groups. I really enjoyed the clothing event and mindfulness session. I think this place is wonderful because we really need it. I would recommend it to anyone. I even brought my daughter along with me one day and she liked it so much she signed up too.- Hayley
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
I have been attending the BBO project for 6 months and since I started my confidence has slowly been building and I'm finally beginning to find myself. The employability skills project is helping me get more confidence in myself, and recently I attended a networking event where I spoke publicly, which I wouldn't have been able to do without the support I've received from CPO. I am enjoying my time here; the team is brilliant.- Ann-Marie
When I left College I didn’t know what to do. I know I wanted to get a job, however my anxiety and confidence played a big part in stopping me progressing. The Job Centre recommended CPO, so I gave it a go. All the staff are kind and caring and put your needs before their own. I was also introduced to VOXX Magazine as work experience, on which I have the freedom to write articles about all sorts of things. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and it makes you proud.- James

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Centre4, 17a Wootton Road
Grimsby, N.E. Lincs, UK
DN33 1HE

Phone: 01472 236680