Rothwell joins Community and Business Partners board

Marketing professional Morgan Rothwell has been appointed to the board of Community and Business Partners CIC (CBP).

CBP morganMorgan, a founder and director of Burnley-based brand consultancy D and M Creative, aims to bring a more commercial outlook to the Blackburn-based non-profit making organisation.

CBP supports businesses, community groups and voluntary bodies across the North West. It offers a number of services including: mentoring and skills workshops for business owners, and SAMS, the Scrap Art Material Store, which works with the education sector and a wide range of community groups. More recently CBP has developed a reputation for offering community engagement activities for all age groups, but especially older people.

Morgan said: “Joining the board where I’ll be working alongside the likes of Sir Bill Taylor and Barry Kilby is a real pleasure for me. I’ve used and recommended CBP’s services for many years. I have worked as a business mentor and turned to other mentors for helping build D and M Creative, so I’m a huge supporter of the business.

“I’m hoping to help CBP develop new revenue streams so that it can support even more businesses, more voluntary groups and more individuals. I am also passionate about encouraging greater awareness of its role in helping promote corporate social responsibility, environmental awareness and social enterprise.”

CBP chief executive Amanda Meachin said the appointment has come at a crucial time in the organisation’s development.

She said: “In the last six months we have moved and now we are all collectively under one roof at the Energy Zone in Highercroft, additionally the organisation has been restructured in the light of changes to our funding. Morgan’s arrival on the board is part of that process and he will help us look to the future. A particular challenge we want to explore is how we can increase the number of lettings to community groups at the Energy Zone by offering flexible leases.

“Personally, I am delighted Morgan has joined us because I have worked with him for many years and, as well becoming one of our most trusted mentors, he has become a friend.” Community & Business Partners CIC (CBP) supports businesses, community groups and voluntary bodies with a range of services, both advisory and practical.