Mark Johnson
Elderflower Legal & Secretarial Services
Licensing Status: 
Chestnut House
23 Ryles Park Road
SK11 8AH
01625 260577


Mark Johnson is a commercial solicitor and ICSA-qualified Company Secretary with over 21 years’ experience of developing successful new business models, social and community enterprises. He has served as legal counsel, company secretary as well as a non executive director to many enterprises, helping with business planning and strategy, as well as governance and compliance issues.

Sector specialisms:

  • Public services
  • Public Sector Spin-Outs and Mutuals
  • Social Care
  • Healthcare
  • Education and Children’s Services
  • Sports
  • Leisure and Cultural
  • Regeneration


  • Develop your Community Share Offer – working on your Business Plan and Offer Document
  • Craft the right constitution and legal format to take forward your project – demystifying and explaining the legal structure and formalities
  • Secure tax relief from HMRC
  • Arrange listing of the Community Shares on a suitable crowdfunding platform to ease administration and processing of payments
  • Apply for the Community Shares Standard Mark – an important hallmark to give investors confidence that the share offer has followed best practice
  • Independent review and assessment of your community share offer to obtain the Standard Mark
  • Maintain your share registers and ensure shareholder communications and meetings are legally compliant
  • Ensure your organisation’s governance is following best practice and take care of compliance tasks.