Meet The Team

Amanda Meachin - Chief Executive Officer

What do you love about your job?

Working with a great team of people and seeing them shine.  Learning about our lives and how the world works, being surprised every day at what it throws up. 

What are you passionate about?

Social justice - I believe that every person should have access to the same opportunities to allow them to help themselves and improve their quality of life.

Hobbies & Interests

Holidays, cooking, gardening, swimming, eating & drinking.  I try to spend as much time as possible with family & friends.

What else drives you?

I'm a lifelong Clarets fan and I get huge enjoyment and pride, going to Turf Moor to watch Burnley FC.


Jane Houghton-Fenning - Business Development Director

What do you love about your job?

The energy and enthusiasm of our high calibre volunteer mentors who want to share their skills and knowledge with growing businesses so they can be as successful as possible.  Seeing businesses who flourish because they adopt mentoring as a change process. 

What are you passionate about?

Ensuring an holistic approach to business support. There is no one size fits all and each business deserves a bespoke solution.

Hobbies & Interests

Everything to do with houses; buying, upgrading, renting, interior design, house staging etc.  There is nothing better than visiting a showhouse to see what’s new.  Eating out – we are very spoilt in the Ribble Valley with so many great places to eat. 

What else drives you?

Positive people; positivity breeds positivity.

Jaydee Davis - Operations Manager

What do you love about your Job?

I love the variety that this role brings. Having to juggle numerous tasks, organising your day and being out with clients face to face. It’s great to attend numerous events, meet so many different kinds of businesses and ultimately being able to help.  

What are you passionate about?

Shoes and handbags! In work, delivering a first class service, ensuring everyone has a good experience and being able to help people whether in work or out of work. Values and ethics are also important to me.

Hobbies & Interests

I love to socialise, weekends are important for catching up with friends and family. I love trying new restaurants and visiting my favourites on a more regular basis! I believe in the motto - Work hard and play hard!

What else drives you?

Making my family proud, striving to always go above and beyond and learning something new every day.

 

 

Lesley Bloomfield -  Data & Accounts Manager

What do you love about Your Job?

I love working in accounts, its just so satisfying when everything comes together at the end of the quarter. I'm also a bit of a geek so anything which involves data analysis or solving problems. 

What are you passionate about?

My family. Good customer service. I like people to be positive and happy.

Hobbies & Interests

Great holidays, reading, cooking, walking and spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy running and am a member of Darwen Running Group which keeps me relatively fit & busy (just wish I lived somewhere with less hills!)  

What else drives you?

Helping people, if there is an easy way to do something then I'll find it, why fill your life with complications?

 

Joanne Mason - SAMS Supervisor

What do you love about your job?

The job is so varied.  You never know what you will be offered next!  It give me a real buzz when new people come to visit and 'wow' at all the resources we have available.

What are you passionate about?

I love spending time with my family, in particular my niece and nephew.

Hobbies & Interests

Camping (only in the summer months!), holidays, weekends away.



Helen Smith - Project Co-ordinator

What do you love about your job?

I love being in a fast paced environment surrounded by a successful, professional working team   

What are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about promoting health, wellbeing and development and CBP provides the platform for me to work with, and for the Community.

Hobbies & Interests

I enjoy travelling, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. I practice Yoga, Pilates and love to swim in the sea. I have studied up to degree level in Fine Art and spend my spare time painting, making & creating.

What else drives you?

I am an eternal optimist and positively promote a healthy work/life balance.

 

 

Amy King - Project Assistant

What do you love about Your Job?

I love the structure of my role, being able to see small projects from start to finish. I enjoy working with the team and helping the mentors. I also like the unique approach to business that the company has, which helps me to learn and grow.

What are you passionate about?

Equality and treating people how I would like to be treated. Its’ so important to be happy and to share a smile with others.

Hobbies & Interests

A long walk is great, especially to a beat! I love to read, enjoy crafts and creating something new. I also love cooking and spending time with family and friends.

What else drives you?

The core value of just being nice!! To help someone. The hunger to always learn something new.

Ann Cassidy - Support Assistant

What do you love about your job?

I like a nice, clean, welcoming building, i also love the comments from people when they say i'm doing a good job. Its not so often you get praise! 

What are you passionate about?

Family values, i'm an old fashioned mother!

Hobbies & Interests

Gardening, cooking & cleaning. Family & my grandchildren.

 

Paul Dickinson (Ringo) - Driver/Warehouseman/Security

Mike Murray - Chairman

What do you love about your position?

It’s a great honour to Chair CB Partners.  The team delivers fantastic programs that really benefit the Community.

Running a successful ‘not-for-profit’ organisation is a tricky balancing act at the best of times.

Fortunately, CBP has an outstanding group of dedicated employees and volunteers without whom we could not function. 

My reward is their continuing success and the happy faces of those we serve.

What are you passionate about?

Sharing the rich resources of the business sector with the community and the growing number of individuals who happen to be less fortunate than others.

Seeing talented staff members and volunteers enhance their skills and prospects.

Hobbies& Interests

When not riding a motorcycle, you’ll probably find me on the golf course – or in winter, soaking up the sun in more southerly climates whilst tasting the local wine.

What else drives you?

Helping small and medium sized businesses grow and become successful.  Especially those start-ups created by young talented and courageous young people.

Our dedicated team of volunteer business mentors, whose combined expertise ranges from Marketing to Finance, Engineering, Production and IT etc., are an amazing group of people who freely pass on their vast experience to up and coming business owners and managers.