Doing well in business is great, doing good in business is better, if your business has a plan to deliver real social returns then we can help you to do it better.
Socialised offers a range of services designed to help all businesses regardless of sector deliver real tangible change that beneﬁts more people and more planets.
We offer unrivalled expertise and fathoms of passion that drives business success and ensures we balance your books with that extra ingredient that engages your employees, your customers , your suppliers, your region, your community.
What is Social Value?
The term Social Value (SV) summarises the concept of how organisations, communities and individuals can contribute to the sustainability of their local environment, their neighbourhood and the quality of theirs and others’ lives.
The terms Social Value; Social Impact (SI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are often used synonymously and interchangeably – primarily as they are all derivatives of the same principle:
That all stakeholders within a society have a very real responsibility and obligation to optimise their contribution to the short, medium and long term sustainability of that society and their neighbours within it.
In global terms, organisations and communities delivering on their SV, SI, CSR commitments and obligations can be seen to be contributing to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs have been developed to help make transformational improvements to the lives of the human race and the wider living, built and social environment on Planet Earth by 2030.
As such, major public commissioners (nations, governments, local authorities, health bodies) across the globe are requiring of businesses who seek to provide them with goods, works and services to state how their efforts will make positive contributions through their own recognition of SV/CSR.
In many cases, commissioners are now allocating as much as 25% of the evaluation marks to award their contracts against the winning bidder’s evidencable CSR / SV / SI outcomes.
Perhaps most crucially, although smaller communities, charities, social enterprises and SMEs may not consider themselves capable of making an identifiable impact on global sustainability goals – the principle of aggregating the local impact of all stakeholders “doing their bit” is a powerful one.
Socialised is highly skilled and adept at enabling organisations of every scale and in every sector to best direct, articulate and visualise their Social Value and their local contribution to the UNs SDGs.
Stuart St V Fitzgerald
CEO of Socialised Limited.
Stuart is a strategic-thinker with a uniquely varied 30 year career primarily leading performance management, procurement, quality assurance and vendor appraisal programmes. He has gained significant experience and expertise working in central Government, the private sector and more recently the third/social sector. Stuart is a successful management consultant with experience of conducting regulatory inspection and audit work across local authorities, housing associations and public transport executives as well as leading pivotal strategic management projects within a wide variety of blue chip businesses and SMEs.
Stuart authored the Social Value Charter for Liverpool and personally architected the 10% More for Liverpool initiative which was subsequently adopted by cities and states far and wide across North America, the EU and West Africa.
Stuart is a member of the Liverpool City Region’s Fairness & Social Justice Advisory Board (FASJAB) and is a huge advocate of social justice and impact. Stuart practises what he preaches and has driven the strategic development of a number of charities and social enterprises whose primary purpose was to support the disadvantaged minority communities they represent, including:
CEO at the Michael Causer Foundation – supporting the LGBT community;
CEO at The Just Group – tackling injustice & hate crime wherever it exists;
CEO at Veterans HQ – supporting the wider armed forces community;
Founder & Chair of MANWELL – a men’s health charity supporting all men across the Liverpool City Region and beyond.
Stuart is a skilled report author and is highly adept at facilitating the connectivity of our clients and contacts to help them evidence, articulate and visualise the social, economic and environmental impacts of their work.
Clients & Testimonials
I worked with Stuart Fitzgerald and the Socialised team intensively on FigBytes’ successful application for listing on the Social Stock Exchange (SSX) and thoroughly recommend his services.
Socialised provides an excellent combination of being highly knowledgeable while also having a down-to-earth and humorous manner that helped to keep my morale up during a very rigorous process. He made himself available to me at all times of the day, night, week and weekend in order to accommodate time differences and deadlines.
Colin Grant, CEO
3rd Way’s experience of working with Socialised was exemplary from the very outset. Our business proposition and range of products is complex but Stuart and the team went to great lengths to take an interest in and fully understand our business model and values set.
The impact consultancy support we needed was delivered on time, and on budget – but as importantly, Stuart’s in-depth insight and determination to best represent our work was comprehensive and all-encompassing. The outcome – a quite superb Impact Report has done us proud and saw 3rd Way fully accredited and accepted for membership of the Impact Investment Network.
Mike Knowles, CEO
Cygnus Homes commissioned Socialised to provide us with a Social Impact Report. Our testimonial is simple… The knowledge, insight, enthusiasm, experience, skills and expertise of the Socialised team were all absolutely outstanding. I couldn’t recommend Socialised more highly. Hugely impressive from start to finish! Thank you, Stuart!
Our Impact Report resulted directly in our coming to the attention of a major investor which led to our quickly achieving a sale of the business – mission accomplished.