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The Board of Social Firms UK has the following composition:

not less than five and not more than eight people appointed by the membership across the UK regions/nations and elected by the membership at the AGM.
not less than one and not more than three Social Firm support agencies elected by the membership at the AGM.
not less than two and not more than four persons elected individually at the Annual General Meeting. Only individual members of the company or persons nominated by organisations which are members may stand for election to the board of directors.
the board of directors may in addition co-opt no more than three other persons, whether or not members of the company, to serve as full voting members of the board of directors.

This board composition was passed by special resolution in March 2007, and elections for a new board of trustees took place ready for the AGM on 23 June 2008.

About Our New Chair
A new Chairman, Stuart Boreham, was appointed on 23 June 2008. Stuart is setting up a Social Firm called Moreton Green Ltd. He is also an inspirational speaker and was the first person with a disability to row across the Atlantic solo in 2004. View a film about this journey, 'One Man, One Rowing Boat, One Ocean' at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VWvaKC87-X8
Stuart recently appeared on BBC1's Sunday Life (29 June 08). Footage can be seen at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b00ccfhf.shtml (52:25 mins - 58 mins). Stuart's 'Life Diary' can be found on the same website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/sundaylife/lifediary.shtml

We have terms of reference for our trustees and our chair. New board members receive a trustee induction pack and are signposted to good sources of information on governance and trustee support such as www.trusteenet.org.uk

The current Board of Trustees is as follows:

National Experts:

Stuart Boreham
Abbie Rumbold, Bates, Wells & Braithwaite
Simon Hebditch
Stuart Boreham (Chair)
Abbie Rumbold (Bates, Wells & Braithwaite) (Treasurer)
Simon Hebditch

Full Member Representatives:

Steve Ralf, Focus To Work
Geoff Tunstall, Workmatch
Marion Summers, Newco
Steve Ralf (Focus To Work)
Geoff Tunstall (Bizmatch)
Marion Summers (Newco)
San Leonard, Social Firms Wales
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San Leonard (Social Firms Wales)
Pauline Graham (Social Firms Scotland)
Mark Ashton (Daily Bread Cambridge)

Social Firm Support Agency Members:

Sarah Crawley, ISE
Keith Bates, Avon Co-operative Agency
Mark Powell, Broomby
Sarah Crawley (ISE)

Keith Bates

(Avon Co-operative Agency)

Mark Powell (Broomby)

Sally Reynolds, Social Firms UKSally Reynolds (CEO of Social Firms UK) is Company Secretary but not a trustee.

The first AGM of Social Firms UK was held on 7th September 2000 and the minutes of the last AGM on 23 June 2008 are available for viewing here.

The meetings for 2008 are as follows:
28 February
5 June
10 September
3-4 December

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