Company Information

The Claremont First Step Community Centre is a Company Limited by Guarantee no. 3911790, Registered in England and Wales in January 2000 and a Registered Charity, no. 1088988.

The Staff

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Joe Shepherd

Cathy Adams   Joanne Adams

Cathy Adams                                                          Johann Adams

 DSCF2310   Claremont First Steps cafe

Josephine Baker                                                      Carlos Chiodo

The Management Structure

The organisation has an  membership of  individuals from the local community and  representatives from local community groups.

This membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the area and can demonstrate support for the project. From this membership a Board of Directors is elected annually comprising of a Chairperson, Treasurer and Company Secretary, plus a maximum of 14 other elected members.

The Board aims for to be as representative of the local community as is possible, actively encouraging membership from local people and users of the Centre and holding an annual membership recruitment drive to attract as varied a membership as possible. In order to ensure a fair and democratic balance within the organisations management, membership is restricted to a maximum of three individuals representing the same organisation.

The organisation is governed by a set of rules known as Articles & Memorandum of Association. This is a legal document which we must follow when carrying out our business as a charitable company.  A copy of this is available in the centre office.


In order to ensure that our Board has the appropriate skills needed to manage the project we have carried out a skills audit of Board members. This has helped us to identify which Board members are best suited to which tasks, also we can use the information gained from this to identify gaps in the Board’s skills and recruit members of the community to fill them.

Our current board members are:

  • Mr. Stuart Furnival
  • Mr Harry Holland (Treasurer)
  • Mr Alan Cavill
  • Cllr Ivan Taylor
  • Mrs Margaret Wilson (Chair)
  • Mr Alex Goldie – (Vice Chair)
  • Mrs Linda Markey
  • Mrs Ann Nowell
  • Mr Khalid Mohammed – (Company Secretary)
  • Rev. Sally Coleman

Also in attendance:

  • Miss. Joe (Joanne) Shepherd (Chief Officer)
  • Mrs. Catherine Adams (Finance and Administration Officer)

If you wish to view a copy of our annual accounts or other company information then you may do so at the Companies House website.