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.
Welcome, we’re CPO!
Meet some of our people…
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 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 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.
Michael joined in 2016 as a Support Worker for young people who attend our Alternative Education. He’s responsible for looking after the students and helping them with their work. Other duties include assisting with project delivery and training.
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.
Sally O’Kane is an English graduate who now works as our Project Coordinator. She is the project-lead for our Talent Match and Building Better Opportunities programmes, which means that she works with all our clients aged 18+, supporting them with getting into employment or education.
Victoria is a Journalism graduate and the current editor of VOXX magazine. Her main responsibilities are managing her team of volunteer writers, and putting together the magazines for publication. She also works on additional design projects and company marketing materials.
We welcome volunteers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01472 240440.
Board Of Directors
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.
Sarah has a background in drama, film and events management. She is currently delivering a lottery-funded project aimed at combating dementia through drama.
Maureen Favill is CPO’s Operations Manager and began working for the company in 2010.
Michelle sits on the board of directors as she is the Editor of the Grimsby Telegraph.
Moira has many years experience working with children and young people who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream education.
Stephen Ryder joined Community Press Office in September 2004. Stephen became Managing Director in 2006 and oversaw the company’s re-branding in 2008.
Cara has many years of experience in enterprise and business, including working as the Early Enterprise Manager at e-factor.
Thelma Slavin is the Department for Work and Pensions ‘Skills Adviser’ for Grimsby and Immingham Job Centres.
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.
155-159 Freeman Street
Grimsby, N. E. Lincs
Phone: 01472 240 440