September 29, 2020

Barkers – The merits of social value in your organisation

Barkers – The merits of social value in your organisation

 

Barkers – The merits of social value in your organisation

  1. 1. “Social Value…A new way to meet your objectives, recruit great people, be credible with stakeholders, get promoted and win awards”
  2. 2. What can Social Value do for me and my suppliers? • It’s what good firms do and it’s more interesting than savings • It will get you promoted by being credible with stakeholders and customers • You’ll recruit better people and win awards
  3. 3. It’s what good firms do and it’s more interesting than savings “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” Phineas T. Barnum. “Yes there is” Warren Kozera.
  4. 4. It’s what good firms do and it’s more interesting than savings
  5. 5. It’s what good firms do and it’s more interesting than savings 2016, Abercrombie & Fitch branded “most hated retailer in history“ 2013, Jeffries’s (CEO) remarked non- skinny customers didn’t belong in Abercrombie & Fitch fashions 2012 revelation that the flight attendants on Jeffries’s private jet were required to work wearing nothing but boxer shorts and flip flops
  6. 6. It will get you promoted by being credible with stakeholders and customers Recent Cone Communications survey revealed 87% of Americans will purchase a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about.
  7. 7. If attracting the best talent to your organisation is proving a challenge, investing in a social value program will help! You’ll recruit better people and win awards Recruit the best team Recently Pwc and Deloitte found that 92% of Millennials surveyed think that working for an environmentally and socially responsible company is important. 49% have actually turned down jobs with organisations whose ethics don’t meet their standards.
  8. 8. A Real Life Example An absolute belief that focusing on social value will differentiate you and your suppliers providing competitive advantage for the next 5 years
  9. 9. Working to transform physical environments Rebuilding broken lives, re-writing stories the endings of which had been assumed. A Real Life “Award Winning” Example Judges said: “A simple but very effective and powerful approach, and a great advancement for the reputation of the profession. What they have done for driving the cause of social value forward is truly remarkable and unique.”
  10. 10. Our Preston Facilities We’ve now completed development of our fantastic brand new office, training and kitchen facilities. Life-Scape also benefits from exclusive use ofGSU plant & equipment
  11. 11. The partners supporting our business
  12. 12. 6 months planning Buying a ride on mower Strimmers and blowers Van and trailer Hire the people…starting changing lives
  13. 13. Live for 8 months and we’ve been busy!
  14. 14. In the news! Barkers stands up for jobseekers with criminal records with Ban the Box. August 28, 2018 https://www.businessupnorth.co.u k/barkers-stands-up-for- jobseekers-with-criminal-records- with-ban-the-box/ A new social enterprise has launched to offer employment opportunities to ex- offenders, and has won its first major contract after taking on its first employees. 31stAugust, 2018 “The team of Warren, Warren and Dominic announced their intention to deliver a social enterprise at the beginning of 2018, with the ambition to focus on employing and giving opportunities to those trapped in poverty or seeking employment, including the homeless, ex- offenders, those in drug and substance rehabilitation, and ex- forces personnel that are struggling post-service.” https://www.lancashirebusinessview.co.uk/lif escape-hires-first-employees-wins-first- contract-106485/
  15. 15. Summary: A NorthWest Business committed to re-shaping broken lives by creating employment and training opportunities.  Responsible business with commercial drive and social purpose  Services are provided in a socially responsible way using local people excluded from employment to provide services in their communities  £2m in social value already created
  16. 16. SocialValue Created and Invested 2018 Investments & Benefits Values Housing Association: Water Bills Collection Income £ 1,414,800 Methodist Action Group: Water Bills £ 12,969 BiTC Membership £ 10,000 Social Enterprise UK Membership £ 3,000 Pro-bono work (220 days pro-bono with charities and advisory boards) £ 328,900 Life-Scape investment Partner time (60 days) £ 89,700 Start up costs (Office, systems, website) £ 185,000 Benefit to society of employing Darron, Colin and Jerome £ 300,000 Total £ 2,344,369
  17. 17. Services  Grounds Maintenance  Soft and Hard Landscaping  Tree Work Activities  Grass cutting, Strimming, Hedge Cutting  Weeding, Litter Picking  Graffiti removal  Turfing, Planting, Barking up Job Opportunities  Line Managers  Gang Leaders  General Operatives  Office Manager  Contracts Manager  Office Administrator  Mechanic Our services, activities & most importantly, our job opportunities
  18. 18. What can Social Value do for me and my suppliers? • It’s what good firms do and it’s more interesting than savings • It will get you promoted by being credible with stakeholders • You’ll recruit better people and win awards To find out more call Warren Kozera 07594 658205 warren.kozera@barkersllp.com warren.kozera@life-scape.co.uk
  19. 19. Further Reading! https://www.newcivilengineer.com/b usiness-culture/debate-how-can- engineers-determine-the-social-value- of-projects-/10038890.article Arup concept of ‘Total Value’ http://sustainablesupplychainsltd.co.uk/ Take a social value test http://www.life-scape.co.uk/ Start working with a social enterprise https://www.barkersllp.com/ Start working with suppliers that embed social value into everything they do Research has found there are over 300 tools to measure social value and over 30,000 social impact measurement metrics (http://www.globalvaluexchange.org/). The UK government has promoted social return on investment (SROI) as a way to evaluate social impacts.
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