Meet NLRCo

NLRCo board is drawn from the local community with skills in managing organisations of a similar scale, and represent the local tenants association.

Board of Directors

Pauline Connolly: 
Deputy Chief Executive of the Vauxhall Neighbourhood Council, one of the largest 3rd sector organisation in Liverpool.  Plus 30 years experience of working in the third sector.

Frank McAllister: Trade Union representative working in the education department of Liverpool City Council, as a handy person.  He is a local resident and been involved in community activity for 30 years.

John Nelson: Former City Councillor, including Chairperson of Planning Committee.  His experience/standard of qualifications within H&S is to the highest level and has contributed towards NLRCo providing of Health & Safety to it's trainees and employer links.

Ann Shea: Community Representative, Ann is the ears and the voice of the local North Liverpool Commuinty and makes a first class contribution towards expressing the current problems experienced by the local community and youth unemployment.


Charles McDermott: A commercial solicitor, who prior to joining the legal profession, enjoyed 16 years experience within the construction industry.  His experience encompasses major contractors in the petrochemical industry to medium sized building companies in general construction.  His appointment included contractor’s surveyor, contract manager and director.

Charles has experience of many different commercial duties primarily in the Technology and Construction Court.  As well as litigation Charles is experience in alternative methods of dispute resolution such as adjudication and medication.

Steve Jagota – Business Owner, experience lies running and developing Commercial Business for a great number of years.


Staff Overview


Nicola Kelly – Project Manager

I joined NLRCo back in 1998 as a trainee manager, the organisation has assisted me achieve my goals of both experience and qualifications to help me reach the position that I have today.

I really enjoy being part of an organisation that has a positive impact on supporting learners to achieve their goals and I look forward to the continual growth of NLRCo in the future.

From accessing the website, we hope that it  will help you under stand what NLRCo are about. 


Tricia Grayson

When I joined NLRCo I had never worked in an office environment.  I had little experience at Administration work and had little confidence.  Within months of starting a level 2 qualification in Business Administration I had quickly gained a lot of knowledge and gained a lot of confidence. 

I passed my level 2/3, gained other knowledge in different courses.  I could not have done this without the constant support and encouragement of the staff at NLRCo. 

I really enjoy my role as project administrator and learner mentor.



Barry Kushner

In the 12 years that I have worked with NLRCO, I have seen the development of the Bishop Goss Complex into modern, accessible business accommodation, a 50 place nursery and learning space.

NLRCO has grown into one of Merseyside’s leading construction training agencies, supporting young people with no qualifications into employment, having achieved a full apprenticeship.

NLRCO also provides community facilities for young people, including a boxing club, and dance and social activities for the elderly in the area.