Who are CCM?
CCM’s specialist mediators work to resolve conflict – saving lives and making communities safer by breaking the cycle of tit-for-tat violence.
Formed in 2008, CCM (Capital Conflict Management) emerged from dialogue between police and community regarding the escalation of gun and knife related violence.
With years of experience working in communities, we are an integral part of an overall strategy designed to address serious violence. We aim to help end community violence as well as offer a way out for those who find themselves caught up in conflict.
To help create peaceful, safe and flourishing neighbourhoods, where every member of the community feels empowered to make meaningful and significant contributions.
The purpose of CCM is to provide a trained, skilled and credible body of expertise, committed to stopping gun and knife related violence and to delivering our vision.
To facilitate a negotiated end to hostilities between those engaged in the use or threat of extreme violence.
Meet the team
Chief Executive Andy Simon
Andy always had a passion for helping others, so following a 30 year career in law enforcement he took employment with CCM as Operations Manager in May 2009 and was installed as CEO in April 2012. He was instrumental in writing the policies and forming the foundation for the professionalism upon which CCM now stands. Andy helped to re-designing and now delivers the mediation training courses.
Training & Finance Manager Zoe Zammit
Zoe comes from a financial background working for over 10 years in investment banks and stockbrokers across the world. In 2008 Zoe made the decision to move into the not for profit sector, whilst in her spare time training as a NLP practitioner & hypnotherapist. Zoe joined CCM in 2010 as the training & finance manager; she is responsible for coordinating the academy & managing CCM's finances.
Project & Communication Manager
Claire van Helfteren; Project and Communications Manager has extensive experience in both private business and the charity sector. She has run her own business, managed the Sales and Marketing department of a school photography business as well as been chairman of a branch of Samaritans and worked as an adviser for Citizens Advice Bureau. Claire has been a mediator for CCM for the past two years and has recently become Project and Communications Manager developing a mentors programme which compliments our mediation service.