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


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 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.

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.

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 our education provision, as well as working as part of the delivery team on our Grimsby Full Families project to help support local people.

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 the clients across our 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, as well as carrying out all the BBO administration duties in order to most effectively help our older clients with things such as their confidence, computer skills and job searches.

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.

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

Role includes the day-to-day operational management of YMCA Humber accommodation services in Grimsby. The Accommodation Manager is focussed 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.

Michelle Lalor

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.

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.

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


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 employed. All my friends have noticed the difference, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without CPO.- Ann
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 too 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
Due to CPO, 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
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
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

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

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