SALE BY THE LEADERSHIP TRUST FOUNDATION OF NAME AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TO R. W. CHELSEA HOLDINGS LTD AND LEADERSHIP TRUST TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
The trustees of The Leadership Trust Foundation (“the Foundation”), a registered charity, are pleased to announce that agreement has been reached for the sale of the Leadership Trust brand name and associated intellectual property as well as the Foundation’s minority share interest in Leadership Trust Training and Development Limited (“LTTD”), often referred to as “the training company”, to R. W. Chelsea Holdings Ltd (the majority shareholder).
The Leadership Trust Foundation was established in 1975, with its main charitable objective being to advance the education of the public in particular in their knowledge and understanding of the principles of effective leadership. Throughout its 45-year history, The Leadership Trust Foundation has delivered public benefit through Research, Thought Leadership, Influencing and Training – all contributing to better leadership understanding and improved leadership practices. Close to 80,000 delegates have attended its courses and programmes, and the alumni is proud to include heads of industry and government figures worldwide.
Achieving the charitable objectives of the organisation would not have been possible without the wide range of stakeholders, which is in itself a tribute to the leadership principles advocated by the Foundation. All have had a part to play, from clients to delegates, from trustees to staff and from faculty to activity instructors.
The Foundation intends to distribute the funds raised through the sale of its assets and its remaining reserves in keeping with its charitable purpose, principles and values and, importantly, leaves Leadership Trust in the experienced hands of LTTD.
The trustees are confident that the Leadership Trust brand and the intellectual property will continue to be shared at the highest standards of delivery by LTTD in a world where new leadership challenges require methods and principles tried and tested over 45 years.
With huge gratitude to all those involved in the past and in the future.