Good Governance: Forming & Managing A Board

13th May 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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This workshop will explore the benefits of having a board, and the practical steps you need to take to achieving good governance.

About this Event

Having a strong board of trustees or directors can be fundamental for determining the overall direction, effectiveness and accountability of a social impact organisation, whether you are a charity or private enterprise.

In this 90-minute webinar, we will explore the benefits of having a board, and the practical steps you need to take to achieve good governance.

Facilitated by Richard Kennell, CEO of award-winning charity, SOFEA, he will relate SOFEA’s journey in terms of building an effective board and you will also hear personal reflections from some of the charity’s trustees.

Who is it for?

Charities, social enterprises or purposeful organisations who want to learn more about forming and managing a board as well as organisations who already have a board but would like it to work more effectively.

What will I learn?

  • What is a board?
  • Why do I need a board?
  • How do I form a board?
  • What makes an effective board?
  • How to deal with difficulties?


Richard Kennell, Founder & CEO – SOFEA

Richard founded SOFEA in 2014, having run a small business for the previous 8 years. He has a background in local schools as a former Deputy Headteacher. He is a member of a number of local groups including the Charity Leaders’ Forum and the Oxfordshire Skills Board.

SOFEA has a dual social mission – educating disadvantaged young people and providing surplus food to more than 150 not for profit organisations. Founded six years ago, it has grown to a revenue of £1.5m, employing more than 50 people on three sites. During the lockdown it scaled up its operations to deliver 3,000 emergency food parcels per week.

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Please note that this webinar is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered as part of the eScalate programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This de minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation.


13th May 2021
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