Social Enterprise Profile: Paula McCormack – Meadow Well Connected

In the first instalment of our new Profile Series, we sat down with Paula McCormack, experienced facilitator, HR professional, coach, and currently director at Meadow Well Connected, a multifaceted community hub and social enterprise in North Tyneside. The purpose of this series is to showcase the people behind the dynamic social enterprise landscape in the North East and inspire other social entrepreneurs to make a similar mark and drive social change. Please tell us how did you get started? I started life as a graduate in management and chose a career in human resources. For my first five years in human resources, particularly in the North East, my job really was closures, restructures and reengineering. I saw the devastating impact that had on the NE, and how vulnerable the NE was to external investment. I did 10,000 redundancies in a five-year period. Then I went outside the NE and focused on professional services, returning to the NE in 2003, at which point...
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