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Brian Chernett, CEO ella Forums

Brian has inspired thousands of future business leaders, in both for profit organisations as well as in social enterprises and charities

Brian Chernett, CEO and founder of ella Forums, CIC which offers peer group learning to charity leaders has been named among the Maserati 100 list of business leaders who have most helped the next generation of British Entrepreneurs.

Congratulating him, ella Forums Director, Mike Burnage says “We are really proud that he has been recognised in this way because Brian has inspired thousands of future business leaders, in both for profit organisations as well as in social enterprises and charities.”

Prior to starting ella two years ago, Brian Chernett was the founder of the Academy for Chief Executives. Published in the Sunday Times, Brian was named alongside luminaries such as Sir Richard Branson, Dragon's Den judge Peter Jones and the founder of The Carphone Warehouse Sir Charles Dunstone in the Maserati 100. His citation says: ‘because of his commitment to building communities of experiential learning amongst leaders of for profit organisations and social enterprises, he has impacted literally thousands of entrepreneurs of the next generation. Brian is a fantastic coach and has had thousands of businesses as members of his organisations over the years. Brian published ‘Entrepreneur Within’ in 2010, which is a book that contains useful tips and ideas for up and coming leaders.’
This list recognises established entrepreneurs who are generously giving their time and resource to support the next generation of young entrepreneurs. Members of the business community were invited to nominate individuals. Luke Johnson, founder of the Centre for Entrepreneurs and Maserati ambassador explains, “The support of established entrepreneurs can take many forms; from funding or mentoring to providing office space or equipment. Entrepreneurs have long been celebrated for their role as job creators – indeed UK entrepreneurs have created more jobs in the past five years than the rest of the EU combined – but their deep commitment to helping others often goes unnoticed. The Maserati 100 exemplifies the economic and social value of entrepreneurs; growing the economy, creating jobs and helping the next generation do the same.”
Academy for Chief Executives CEO Andrew Morris says: “We’re very proud that Brian
Chernett has been recognised for his continuing work supporting entrepreneurs. It’s so important to the health of our economy that we support and encourage the drive and aspiration of entrepreneurs and coaching and mentoring is an incredibly powerful way to help people realise their ambitions.”

Brian Chernett comments: “I was surprised and humbled when I was told how many people had taken the time to write in and nominate me. So I was delighted to receive this honour as an important recognition of the work that both the Academy and ella Forums is doing to help chief executives be better than they ever thought they could be.”

The full one hundred names of the people who make up the Maserati 100 list can be found on the dedicated website:

For more information on Ella Forums please contact:
Lorna Campbell, PR for Ella Forums|+44 (0) 7836 625999 or Brian Chernett, Chief Executive|+44 (0) 7740 932 121| or go to

About ella Forums:

Launched in 2013 ella Forums CIC. is a Community Interest Company based in London with Groups in London, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham.

ella Forums is an environment where leaders of charities and social enterprises belong to a leadership development programme specifically designed to inspire and develop them and grow their organisations. Chief Executives come together for monthly sessions where they hear the latest thinking from guest speakers, share best practice and receive coaching from experts - all done via the tried and tested personal development methods that have been successfully used by leaders in the commercial sector. In addition high level one to one coaching and measurement is provided.
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About The Centre For Entrepreneurs:

The Centre for Entrepreneurs is a non-profit nonpartisan think tank dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs through the development of more entrepreneurial policies and lobbying in both government and the media. The Centre was founded by serial entrepreneur and Sunday Times columnist Luke Johnson, and their advisory board involves prominent entrepreneurs such as Sam Smith, Brent Hoberman and Dale Murray.

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