Fiori Musicali are managed through Fiori Musicali Limited (FML), a non-profit company limited by shares, and supported by the Fiori Musicali Charitable Trust (FMCT), a UK-registered charity.
Fiori Musicali Limited
Directors Mike Eve and Jocelyn Hartland-Swann and FML’s founder Director Penelope Rapson have full responsibility for the operational activities of the company, which is regulated under the Companies Acts.
FML is funded by grants from FMCT and other trusts and foundations and by performance fees, box office and public funding.
Fiori Musicali Charitable Trust
Under the Gift Aid scheme, FMCT receives donations on which Income Tax is reclaimed. Funds are also received from legacies, which are free of both Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
FMCT is regulated under the Charities Acts.
David Laing – Chairman of Trustees, FMCT,
David was born into the Laing construction family. He qualified as an architect and subsequently worked with Sir Basil Spence’s London firm before setting up a private practice. Besides being a director of a number of private companies, he has served as Trustee, Chairman or President of many charities, including the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, the Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs and Adrenaline Alley, the biggest urban sports park in the UK. His experience includes the leisure sector and agriculture, and he is Pro Chancellor of Northampton University. He has been High Sheriff of Northamptonshire and was appointed Lord Lieutenant in 2014.
Michael Eves – Trustee, FMCT, Director FML
Mike spent the latter years of his career as the senior Divisional Finance Director for a large multinational company. His interests include sailing, gardening and all types of music and theatre, and he is a frequent visitor to the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the RSC at Stratford, etc. He brings his business skills plus his experience as a Trustee of other charities to his role as a Trustee of Fiori Musicali.
Jocelyn Hartland-Swann – Trustee, FMCT, Director FML
Jocelyn runs a community cinema venture and sings with Fiori Village Choir. Before retirement, he was an international management consultant specialising in knowledge management, IT and renewable energy. He holds an MBA from London Business School and an MA from University of Oxford.
Penelope Rapson – Director, FML
Penelope is Fiori’s artistic director, see here.