Position – Very Lucky (Director)
Incredibly lucky and privileged to work with such an amazing group of people.
I have many (many) years’ experience of toiling away in the 3rd sector but I have never been happier or more proud to work with such a dedicated, committed and lovable group of staff and volunteers. It has been an amazing experience.
Outreach & Creative Coordinator / Director
Drives a great van, and is a magpie for genuine and grass roots things and happenings in the area. Cad is committed to the supporting everyone to have their voice heard in the community. Radio, ARTS and access to all the creative offer in the town and county are particular passions, with a beating commitment to helping people feel they have a proper pathway to getting anywhere they want to. Always recording things.
ESOL / Project Coordinator / Director
I have the honour of leading the Integration Team, the ESOL arm of ICM. I manage and coordinate delivery of ESOL courses for diverse migrant communities. I am very ably supported by a brilliant team of admin staff, committed tutors and amazing volunteers.
Most of my work occurs behind the scenes at ICM, looking after our Operations and Marketing. While not at ICM I can be found larking about with my giant labradoodle Charlie or busy with a spot of feminist campaigning.
Diversity and Engagement Lead
Hi my name is Angelle aka A.N.G or sometimes Handgel for those who really can’t seem to pronounce my actual name. I am a music artist and radio lover, and I feel so grateful to be a part of ICM where they allow me to use my skills and passions to help raise aspirations and inspire the next generation of young people. I facilitate many grass roots projects which include skills in music, radio, boosting confidence and making new friends.
I am part qualified CIMA Management Accountant, with vast experience in Finance Domain. I am pursuing my CIMA qualification along with my job. I also attain qualification in other Financial Tools and NVQ Level 3 in IT. I am Accountable for the day to day Finance Management activities carried out in the organization. Managing and maintaining budgets and accounts of various projects running in the organization. Handling PAYE and HR related responsibilities. I am also level 6 qualified CIAG advisor and prior to my current role, I was working as a CIAG advisor.
Administrator / Research
Adept at finding simple solutions that really work. (since about 1965)
Peter is a refugee from 16 years in the tax office. He is often called upon to make sense of apparently random number sequences or to proofread the stream-of-consciousness prose style of Bruce whilst researching and evaluating material for future bids.
Alicia (Lish) Kate Durbin
Project Co-ordinator / Welfare / Youth Facilitator
Lish is the project manager for youth groups including Making Waves and Radio Gainsborough. She has an absolute LOVE for music, and enjoys nothing more than hearing the music which young people produce during their sessions. Lish also has a (super cute) dog called Cocoa who makes a regular appearance at ICM.
Administration & DBS Officer
I have been with ICM since its inception, when I was appointed Administration Officer for the Integration team. I currently manage DBS checks and administrative work for our various language projects, dealing with registrations, maintaining the database and dealing with exam entries. I am also responsible for creating all sort of publicity material, including logos, flyers, posters, certificates etc.
I am part of the Administrative staff at ICM responsible for overseeing volunteer activities and assisting the Finance Officer in their duties. I also coordinate events for migrant communities. I enjoy and support the rest of the staff in various activities like learner registrations, manning the front desk and reception, learner assessments, etc.
I have been an ESOL tutor for approximately 25 years and have worked at ICM since it launched in 2015. I love working here and I feel extremely privileged to work in the company of so many dedicated and truly amazing people! In my spare time I love going for long walks and listening to music although my real passion is for reading and I own so many books that I could start a bookshop!
Jo Richardson has worked for ICM since September 2018. Prior to this she worked at Colchester Institute for 19 years as an ESOL and EFL tutor and Teacher Trainer. She is a mother to three daughters and proud nanny to two grandsons. In her spare time she loves to garden and walk in the local countryside.
Volunteer Co-ordinator – Integration Team
I have been a volunteer with ICM since it began 5 years ago, having previously volunteered for CSV. I began tutoring on the ESOL courses and recently taught a Roma class in a primary school. I also help recruit, train, and support volunteers and Community Champions. I enjoy spending my leisure time in Southwold.
Admin – Integration Team
I started my career with ICM two years ago as a volunteer for ESOL
classes. Now I am also part of ICM administration staff. I look after
the ESOL delivery courses to our migrant communities by coordinating
with tutors. I also work alongside with other staff to help them in
various other activities including getting learners feedback,
assessment etc. as well. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, hanging out
at the park.
Admin – Integration Team
I am an engineering graduate and a mother of two naughty daughters. I have been with ICM for almost 3 years and this is my second stint. Previously, I have held multiple roles with administration team, managing volunteers for classes, helping with volunteer accounts and record keeping. I enjoy meeting new people and supporting the team, volunteers and students to the best of my abilities and making things better for them.
Laura is a Director and Film Maker and is proud to be Associate Artist at ICM working with the South Street Kids – celebrating identity and exploring the world through creativity and play. Can usually be found behind a camera, or in the kitchen where the smoke detectors are always cheering her on for being such a great cook. Laura recently returned to Suffolk, to bring up her family, from London where she worked in the education team at the Roundhouse in Camden. As a true Suffolk girl, she started off as a youth worker, naturally moving to creative practitioner and Head of Education for the New Wolsey Theatre and Cambridge Junction, making Theatre, Film & Music in schools & special education provisions across the region. A big lover of vintage synths, coding, beats and Jaffa cakes and very happy to be in the ICM family.
I am a musician/ tutor, my main expertise are in music performance & music production.
It is a pleasure to be apart of ICM in which gives me a platform to teach and assist talented young musicians!
I am a freelance sound engineer, musician and music tutor working on the Making Waves project and other associated programmes with young people. I have played and created music for longer than I care to remember and have eight years experience teaching in Further and Higher education. I pride myself on making tuition centred on what the young person wants to achieve, as well as being fun. Hopefully, they teach me a thing or two at the same time.
As a freelance musician and music & music production tutor I enjoy all aspects of making music – song-writing, production, performing and engineering – and I particularly enjoy helping others discover their own abilities and talents, regardless of how hidden they may be.
Hi my name is Carnell and I have always been passionate about music, but only started to consider a career in it 15 years ago when I went to study music at Colchester Institute.
Whilst there I formed an alternative rock band called Pistols and Vultures as well as putting together a 7 piece hip hop collective called Millionaires by Morning. After completing 5 years of studying music, I continued working in these bands touring the country and performing as much as I could in places like Southampton, London, Norwich. Cardiff, Manchester and many more. Supporting acts such as British hip hop legend Ty, ska band The Skints and suffolk’s own Ed Sheeran.
Since then I have written and performed music which has appeared on TV all over the world, on BT Sports, Love Island Australia, Queer Eye, The Flash and Don’t Tell The Bride USA, become a music teacher and vocal coach and now run a successful wedding and events band called Electric Ocean performing most weekends (before COVID) all over the country and Europe.
With the 15 years experience and having dipped my toes in various musical fields I hope to bring this as well as my passion and knowledge for music and its history to the new gen team and can’t wait to get stuck in with helping the next generation of musicians flourish and grow.
As a session musician I have been fortunate to play on some of the biggest stages across Europe, as well as TV shows such as Later with Jools Holland. My music production credits include the Mercury Music Prize nominated Peanut butter Blues and Melancholy Jam by Ghostpoet. Alongside being an active musician I have always taught guitar, songwriting and music production. It is a passion of mine to help young people develop and achieve their own musical goals. I am looking forward to working with the Making Waves team.
Mark’s background of 25 years is in Youth and Community work, as an expert in Informal Learning and Critical Theory. Mark graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a 1st Class Hons Degree and builds his practice through a method of Praxis…. a commitment to supporting people to name their world, recognising the need for enquiry and equity to underpin all work to develop trust and meaning to the work. Mark works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally where he presents himself as the nexus between frontline practitioner and creating innovative cultures of practice. Mark has experience in delivering accredited and non-accredited training in Youth and Community work and has expertise in cultural pedagogy, (sub)cultures, change management and participatory approaches to Youth and Community work. Mark sits on the board at the National Youth Agency’s (NYA) Education and Training Standards Committee, which oversees and visits all Youth and Community undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Great Britain. Mark maintains his commitment to working as a grassroots activist, stimulating change and transformation in young people and wider communities. It is this transformation and critical thinking that will inform equity, participation and social change. Mark is a Director of his own company, Community PRAXIS set up in 2016 whose mission is to support Third Sector Organisations and Communities to develop a critical lens in advancing participatory approaches in fostering cohesive and connected communities. Mark is also a Director of Unity in Diversity CIC, an award winning social enterprise that builds cultural competency and identity affirmation.
South Street Receptionist and Comms Support
Ivy is a 24 year old journalism and communications graduate, with a passion for storytelling. This led her to travel to Thailand and create her very own documentary, where she explored the relationship between meditation and mental health.
Having spent 3 years living in Cornwall, and the last year in and out of lockdown, Ivy’s excited to become part of ICM and finally be able to actively engage with the local community. Specialising in writing, Ivy wants to develop her skill set whilst highlighting all of the wonderful work that takes place in and around Ipswich.
IO Radio Station Manager
A media graduate, Ben brings extensive experience of community engagement, having worked with some of the area’s most marginalised groups. He is incredibly passionate about opening up opportunities for the local community and excited to continue developing IO as a platform.
Sam is a vital member of the IO Radio team, directly supporting over 70 presenters and ensuring everything at the station runs smoothly. As well as supporting others with training, scheduling and editing, Sam can often be found behind the microphone as a co-presenter. On top of all that as part of our Radio SEN project, Sam delivers 121 sessions in radio production, IT, equipment and social media to approximately 10 young people with learning disabilities every week.
Social Media and Web
Jack splits his time at ICM between running the website and social media accounts, doing various art and design based tasks in a volunteer capacity, and trying not to get too distracted by the odd cat that runs through the car park. He also host Suffolk’s only regular LGBTQ+ radio show, “Over and Out” on IO Radio.
Sam Brilliant is a dedicated member of the IO team, striving for nothing but perfection in the studios. If only so that he may attain the quiet room he so desires.
ICM Charity Trustees
Charity No: 1186056
Sue Raychaudri joined the ICM&L Board as a Trustee in Feb 2019 and has over 28 years of experience working in the private, public and voluntary sectors in London and Suffolk. Sue has worked in various organisations in Suffolk, namely with the former Member of Parliament for Ipswich – Chris Mole, Ipswich & Suffolk Credit Union, Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) and at other notable charities in Ipswich, including Chapman Centre Manager at IHAG. Sue currently supports the Research Directorate team at the University of Suffolk.
Sue has previously been a Trustee/Secretary at Suffolk Refugee Support and is currently the Vice Chair/Trustee at ISCRE and Suffolk Law Centre and a Trustee at Help Our Homeless charities.
Sue has a detailed knowledge of the services offered by voluntary and statutory sectors that support homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the community.
Sue is committed to the charity’s aims of giving communities a voice to foster community cohesion by encouraging strong and positive relationships between individuals from different backgrounds and recognising the value of diversity. In order to create a fairer society, we must ensure representation and access to the most disadvantaged in our community for a healthy inclusive society.
Charlotte Young’s background was in Management Education and Development. She set up the psychology practice YSC with Don Young and others in 1990 and has been involved since the beginning in 1997 with the School for Social Entrepreneurs initially as Programme designer and leader and later as Chair.
I spent a career in industry, starting with Unilever, a global consumer products company and then working in foods, electronics, entertainment and manufacturing companies in several countries. I was a Director of Redland plc from 1994 – 1998 and Thorn EMI from 1982 until 1990, and have been a director of German and Japanese companies.
I was Chairman and co-founder of two successful consultancies: YSC Ltd., the leading business psychology consultancy and Value Partnership LLP, a successful organisation and strategy consultancy. I am currently chair of Ipswich Community Ventures CIC, which supports social enterprise in Suffolk, and through ICV work as coach and adviser to a wide range of community development projects. My interests are business research, social enterprise, writing, growing vegetables, sailing, flying, and a website, www.havingtheircake.com, dedicated to publicising better ways for enterprise to serve the public interest.
Hi my name is Daniel, I come from a family with 10 children, I am a gypsy and I like to help people. Life sometimes is difficult so it may be hard to advance in professional or material plans, but if you believe in what you do you will succeed, it doesn’t mean how hard it is, it matters how much you believe in you. Learn to be brave, trust in you and do not forget to help others. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong” 1 Corinthians 16:13
I am working for a Charity Organization called Roma Support Group helping people to apply for EU Settlement Scheme. I started this job in June 2019, since then I work with homeless, Gypsies and Romani people since then I have supported more than 450 vulnerable people to register under EU Settlement Schemes. Doing this job I gained experience and confidentiality in working with vulnerable people, besides this job I am doing a course named “Health and Social Care” at the University of Bedfordshire, I am willing to learn more about the course with the aiming to help vulnerable people from a social perspective
Gauri migrated to England in 2004 and came to Ipswich. Having worked extensively in Commercial Film Production she came to Media Clubhouse at CSV and took the initiative in setting up Ipswich Community Television. While working as a volunteer she came across many issues related to Migrant women especially with highly skilled women who were struggling to settle into a new life in England. She also interacted with many women from South East Asia, Latin America and communities like Kurdish and Afghani.
Understanding their concerns Gauri made the case for supporting them to settle in England and her project received funding from the Home Office under European Integration Fund. The project received a tremendous response and continued until 2015. She created a strong team of volunteers and staff who managed to settle many third country national women in the United Kingdom. Along with the regular ESOL and skills training she also introduced Media and documented the History of Migration in Suffolk. As a result four films were made under this project, which traced the History from Anglo-Saxon period through to the 21st century. All this work was acknowledged by the European Commission and the project got the special mention in the Commission’s report on the European Integration Fund. In recognition of her work with the migrant community, Gauri received an Active Citizen Of Europe award, which was presented to her by the President of Malta in 2014.
Due to family commitments Gauri relocated to Reading. But before leaving Ipswich she set up the Ipswich Community Media Integration team. This ensured that the legacy of the work the team had done for many years in and around Suffolk was continued. This was the beginning of ICM as we know it now.
Since resigning as a Founding Director of ICM, Gauri has joined the ICM Board of Trustees. She brings a great deal of experience gained through her work with the migrant community, as well as her extensive knowledge of best Management practice.
I specialise in audio production and sound system management. I have two companies: Tisrespect is a sound system hire and a speaker installations company, we also build recording studios around the country and offer a sound engineering service to other recording studios and live events companies.
Radical Lounge offers a recording studio service and artist development services (which kind of functions like a record label and artist management agency). I have a decade’s worth of experience in Ipswich and am well known for my work in public speaking, motivation speaking, mentorship, youth engagement, outreach, entrepreneurship and event management.
Lucy has been working in education for a number of years. She currently works in a primary school in Ipswich, coordinating support for pupils with special educational needs and those who speak English as an additional language. During her time teaching, she has worked in both specialist and mainstream schools in Ipswich and in Birmingham.
Lucy enjoys her job and is passionate about improving outcomes for individuals and families
Having spent the greater part of my working life in the field of secretarial and admin posts within the Private Sector, Civil Service and Local Government, I joined Suffolk Constabulary in a civilian role in 2004. From 2008 to 2018, I was a PCSO working within the Ipswich Central Team in and around Westgate ward. I was initially match funded between Suffolk CC and Suffolk Constabulary to be the dedicated PCSO for the Norwich Road area of Westgate Ward, working towards building relationships with, and gaining the trust of, local traders and residents. Before recently retiring, I worked closely over the years with ICM, Suffolk Refugee Support, local Westgate Councillors, and a number of other local Associations and Support Agencies, including Partners IBC and SCC, working towards building better community cohesion with, and between, the many diverse and vulnerable residents living in and around Westgate Ward, in particular hard-to-reach communities.
The final two and half years of my time with Suffolk Constabulary have been spent in a non-uniform role as Diverse Communities Advisor. The role included providing additional support to all vulnerable victims of crime, continuing to build bridges and relationships with Police, and raising awareness of Hate Crime.
I have been humbled and honoured to be recognised for my community links over the years, including Police Person of the Year in 2017 at the Stars of Suffolk Awards, and a BEM for Services to Policing in the 2018 New Year Honours.