Ruth Cheesley

Ruth Cheesley

Ruth is CEO & Co-Founder of Virya Group, and has worked with Joomla! since the fork from Mambo.  She specialises in Marketing, SEO and the delivery of world-class training in these areas, and is a passionate supporter of Open Source technologies.  Virya means a driving force or energy to do good for the benefit of others, which is the central ethos behind Virya Group.

Ruth is also training for ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order, co-leads the popular Joomla! User Group Suffolk, as well as helping to found Suffolk Internet Marketing & SEO Specialists and Mautic Meetup Ipswich.

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Building a community? Check out these great resources!

Published in Community Management

You've got a great idea and you're thinking that building a community around your idea would be a great fit .. but where do you start?

Often communities are started without much background preparation, and many fail as a result.  There are many useful resources out there to help you with starting, growing and managing a community - a few of which I'll outline below.


How businesses can support people with #EhlersDanlosSyndrome to be well at work

Published in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Awareness Month

A question I am asked regularly by visitors to my blog is how I am able to be well while I am working full time, often long hours, and mostly at a computer screen throughout the day.  

Living and working with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome can seem like an uphill struggle at times, but there are some simple ways in which I think employers can support staff with EDS to be well at work.  I'll explore a few of my thoughts on this in this article.


I can offer only the highest recommendation for Ruth.
She is a kind and compassionate person who at work shows commitment and perseverance.

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