About Us

The people who run ella forums and why they do it.

A little history...

ella forums were set up in 2013 by Brian Chernett, the Founder of The Academy for Chief Executives, which for 18 years has helped thousands of CEOs achieve measurable results for their organisations via a holistic leadership development programme. The tried and tested methods that worked for leaders in the commercial sector have been adapted to inspire leaders in charities and social enterprises.

Why we decided to start a Community Interest Company (CIC)

We believe that a business structure helps us to grow and better serve the needs of charities and social enterprises.

A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a limited company, with special additional features, created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or other activity for community benefit, and not purely for private advantage.

For more on CICs, click here

We are growing

In response to growing demand across the UK, ella forums launch a new Group on a regular basis. This includes new Groups in Bristol and Birmingham as well as adding to the number of Groups in London.

In June 2014, ella forums announced an exciting new partnership agreement with GrowthAccelerator – the service backed by the government and private enterprise that is designed to grow SME business via business coaching. This is the first GrowthAccelerator partnership dedicated solely to the Third Sector.

Click here for our brochure

Our Values

Curiosity           To understand
Creativity          To open horizons
Courage             To say what we believe
Love                     To do all this with love

Our Behaviours

Inclusive               To include all ethical leaders
Transparent         To be and to encourage openness
Positive                  To encourage forward action
Fun loving             To enjoy and celebrate the journey
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