Amanda Meachin

Amanda Meachin

Community & Business Partners C I C
London

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In Conversation: Amanda Meachin

Amanda Meachin is the CEO of Community & Business Partners C I C [CBP], an organisation based in Blackburn providing services to both the local community and businesses across northwest England.

The CIC provides a range of services including commercial business mentoring and business support, recycling and upcycling of clean waste, environmental and food waste reduction, and community engagement.

Amanda Meachin is the CEO of Community & Business Partners C I C [CBP], an organisation based in Blackburn providing services to both the local community and businesses across northwest England.

Career Overview

Amanda has headed up Community & Business Partners since 2000. Today, It provides a range of services including commercial business mentoring and business support, recycling and upcycling of clean waste, environmental and food waste reduction, and community engagement.

Following the Quirk Report - Making Assets Work, the organisation was the first not-for-profit to successfully complete a £1 million asset transfer from BwD BC. In 2010, Amanda led CBP to becoming the first social enterorise outside London to be accredited with the International Quality Standard ISO9001, which it has retained for over ten years.

Under Amanda’s leadership, CBP has also become the only non-profit to be awarded Endorsing Body Status by the Home Office, supporting overseas investors and entrepreneurs to come to the UK.

Through the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation successfully continued operating, furloughing no staff and securing £120,000 in new funding, all while carrying on diverting thousands of tonnes of materials away from landfill, creating affordable art and craft resources for local communities and feeding thousands of vulnerable people in need, each day. Developments within the pandemic also included the launch of a brand new CRM system, the foundation of The CBP Arms virtual pub, and success in acquiring ISO9001 QA re-certification.

In November 2021, Amanda appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the impact it has had on her career to date.

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