Group details

The who, what and where of each Group

How Groups are put together

ella forums are created when there is enough demand from leaders in a given area and when we have a qualified Chair in that area to run the Group.

As you might expect, we have several Groups dotted around London as well as Groups across the UK – from Bristol to Manchester.

We also have groups that are run in partnership with another membership organisation. The Cinnamon Group and the NCVO are two such examples. In these instances, membership is limited to people who are part of the Partner organisation. If you are a Member of one of these organisations, you may well like to join through that organisation. Alternatively, contact us on 07703 291 737 and we’ll put you through to the right person.

It is worth noting that we are adding Groups on a regular basis. If you don’t see a Group that is near you in the list below, please register here and we’ll let you know as soon as a relevant Group is started. Alternatively, return to this site for updates.

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Bristol Group (4)

The Bristol Group has been meeting since April 2014. Members are drawn from the greater Bristol area – – from Somerset to Oxford. Meetings tend to be scheduled for the end of each month.

Location: Bishop Fleming, 16 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4NT
Chair: Peter McCann    

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Birmingham Group (9)

The Birmingham Group has been meeting since July 2014.  Members are drawn from the greater Birmingham.  Meetings tend to be scheduled for the middle of each month.

Location: UBS, 1 Main Street, Birmingham, WC1E 7EB
Chair: Mike Burnage

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London Group (2)

This group meets in historic Borough Market – one of London’s oldest charities!  .  Members are drawn from all over the greater London area. Individuals who can travel to Waterloo and London Bridge easily are often attracted to this Group. Meetings tend to be scheduled for the 3rd week of each month.

Location: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
Chair: Keith Davis
 

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London Group (1)

This Group has been meeting since 2013. Members are drawn from the London area.. Meetings tend to be scheduled for the first or second week of each month.

Location: Directory of Social Change, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP
Chair: Sneha Khilay

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London Group (7)

This is our newest London Group, meeting since June 2014.  Members are drawn from the greater London area. Meetings tend to be scheduled for the end of each month.

Location: Rotate venues
Chair: Les Broude

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Manchester Group (6)

This Group has been going since 2013.  Meetings rotate between Member offices and offices donated by Partner organisations. Members are drawn from all over the greater Manchester area – – including Sheffield and Liverpool. Meetings tend to be scheduled for the second week of each month.

Location: Rotate venues.
Chair: Malcolm Farrar

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Cinnamon Network Group (5)

One of the special ella forums Partner groups, this one is made up exclusively from Members of the Cinnamon Network – a network of local churches across the UK.

To find out more about this individual group please visit

http://www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk/cinnamon-ella-group/ 

Location: Rotate venues.
Chair: Charles McLachlan 

NCVO

ella NCVO Group

One of the special ella forums partner groups, this one is made up exclusively from Members of the NCVO.

NCVO benefit from two additional free one-to-one coaching sessions with an expert coach.

Meetings are always held at the NCVO Head Office near Kings Cross.

Location: NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
Chair: Ben Leon

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Social Enterprise Group (10)

The Social Enterprise group is a new group, launching October 2014.  This group is dedicated to Social Enterprises in the greater London area.  Meetings tend to be scheduled for the middle of each month.

Location: Directory of Social Change, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP.

Chair: Ben Freedman