About Parable Trust
in October 2005, Parable Trust is an initiative which was started in the International
Christian Chamber of Commerce and has emerged from their 20 years of
working with Christian businesses both in the UK and worldwide. Its
formation marks a milestone in bringing, spiritual, practical and
financial support to a growing number of entrepreneurs.
is an initiative that is both radical and practical, having the
distinctive we believe can and will revolutionise the start up and
development of enterprises which add wealth and employment to the
economy of the nation. Its giving-based approach can have far reaching
impacts on how business is initiated and developed to provide the
widest possible impact to the marketplace and the community that
depends on it.
Parable was formed in the UK and it is a
not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
Board of Directors
Four directors oversee the functioning of Parable trust. These directors are:-Robert Conway
– Founder and chairman
is married to Sue and has 4 children and 3 grand-children. He has an
economics degree and is a Chartered Accountant , who spent 28 years
with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a Corporate Finance Partner.
He started 3 new businesses in PwC , the last of which was the Global
Technology Corporate Finance Group which operated across 40 different
countries . After retiring from PwC in 2005, Robert joined the UK board
of ICCC (until 2007) , where he cofounded Parable Trust with Philip Louis.
is currently Chairman of TAH Limited ( IT services ) and a
non-executive director of Blakell Europlacer Group (Surface Mount
technology) and the Selwood Group (Plant hire). He is also Treasurer of
the Elim Pentecostal church in Andover. Victor Lorenzo
his wife Silvia and their two children received a very clear call from
God to move from Argentina to London in 2001 a call confirmed by their
church who ordained Victor as an apostle and send the family to the UK
on an apostolic mission. Having worked in media, communications and
publishing Victor spent many years working with churches across
Argentina, giving him the opportunity to widen his understanding of the
church as a whole, an overwhelming experience of the power of God
(miracles, healings, deliverance) and to understand God's purpose for
Through these years Victor learnt much from God
about being led by the Holy Spirit, to develop things by revelation
rather than knowledge, learning to walk, think and make decisions
through faith. His understanding of the spiritual dynamics at work in
people, cities and even whole nations grew not only through study but
in seeing the practical outworking in many different situations.
made it clear to Victor that one of his priorities was to focus on the
City of London ("the Square Mile") and the marketplace, helping
business people to understand God's calling for them in their daily
work and to apply God's principles in their daily lives. He has also
operated as a business adviser, applying spiritual tools in the context
of the marketplace and helping to see businesses transformed. Ralph Hume
has worked primarily in the North Sea Oil & Gas industry since 1979, eight years
being with Hunting Oilfield Services where he supervised the Aviation Services
Department servicing 90% of the North Sea market.
Members of Parable Trust
December 1995 Ralph and his wife Maggie started Harran Limited, specialising in
helicopter refuelling services. Based in Aberdeen
the Company now trades worldwide, has diversified into the rental of
transportable chemical tanks, and since 2005 their turnover, market share and
rental assets have grown dramatically.
and Maggie credit the success of Harran to
God’s faithfulness to His promises and to laying hold of the prophetic words
spoken over their lives, also to receiving specific direction and strategy
revealed through the prophetic word and dreams.
2009 they were also involved in setting up Healing on the Streets Aberdeen, where
every Saturday afternoon a team ministers the love of God to people through
prayer for healing.
are invited to join the trust by the directors of Parable, and there is
regular update and feedback within this growing community. Many members
have their own businesses and have shared something of their wealth and
needs with the company. It is essentially a two way mutually beneficial
relationship, one of giving and receiving over the process of their
business life. Members will have a login area for review of further
details and programmes that are initiated by the trust.Advisory Panel
have also set up an advisory panel, which in the first couple of years
is comprised of the members on the board and further key
leaders in the business community. The role of the panel is to be
available for ad-hoc consultation within the company and where required
by our clients, to help in determining and qualifying suitable
companies and their owners for consideration by the trust; and finally
to oversee and monitor the Trusts performance and financial
If you are a member click here for further information.