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At this time of crisis, CPO is offering community critical support for vulnerable people who are self-isolating and shielding, with welfare calls, shopping, prescriptions and IT issues. If you need this support please contact Mo, on 07872 898873 or Jo 07394 560581. All of CPO’s main programmes are currently operating remotely, and all our staff are working, but if you need any further advice or clarity, again, contact the numbers above.
The safety and wellbeing of our staff, clients and community members are at the forefront of our company delivery. Any actions we have implemented since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic are to ensure this stays the case and complies with Government advice. With this in mind until further notice we will continue to support remotely. When we are able to reopen, we are determined to make sure that we make every effort to ensure safety remains our primary concern. We are keeping a close eye on the situation and will continue to deliver updates about our plans for the future as things develop.
CPO’s ethos has always been to embrace new challenges and working methods, and therefore we anticipate that the ’new normal’ will involve us all working differently as a result of what we have learnt in the response phase of the pandemic. It will also help us as we face a new world in the recovery stage. Many people are now referring to this stage as the new normal. Our own Managing Director, Stephen Ryder has, to help staff, volunteers and clients, defined the new normal as follows:
“It will never be the same as it was before, there will be a new normal; but some of it will be the same, and feel normal; some of it will feel and look different but will work to the same ends, this will feel different but be normal; some of it will be totally different and achieve things that were never considered before, this will feel and look abnormal. When the dust settles all of this will be The New Normal.”
We intend to use this to guide us moving forward. There are things we do now that will not, and do not, need to change. There are things we are achieving now but that we will do better, more quickly and more efficiently. Then there will be things that we have never done before, that will perhaps be uncomfortable and difficult to adopt at first, but will make us a stronger and more robust organisation moving forward.
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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 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 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 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.
Melissa Bellamy’s roles at CPO include assisting with our Traineeships, as well as working as part of the delivery team on our Grimsby Full Families project to help support local people.
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.
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.
Sharon Mountain is a Tutor at CPO, she comes with a wealth of experience in education and training. She is responsible for the delivery of the traineeship programme and accredited courses.
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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.
Sally has 16 years of experience in Employment and Skills, for central government. The organisation provides a public service existing primarily for the benefit of the community and provides a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to their customers. Sally’s work involves developing support, training and employment opportunities for benefit claimants through engagement with local colleges, training providers and employers across North East Lincolnshire.
Maureen Favill is CPO’s Operations Manager and began working for the company in 2010.
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.
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 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 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.
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’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.
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Grimsby, N.E. Lincs, UK
Phone: 01472 236680