Sam Rowbury, Director of Policy at Crown Commercial Service
“We recognise that for many of our customers across the public sector, maximising value means both saving money and securing social value for citizens. We’ve reflected on recent changes to social value legislation to provide advice to our customers on how they could include social value considerations in their procurements.
Social & Local, a micro-enterprise agency with a unique social value model, has been awarded a place on the Communication Services framework (RM3796). Providing specialist services in areas such as hard to reach audiences, challenging social issues and rapidly changing landscapes, Social & Local is on Lot 1 of the framework for Speciality Consultancy Services.”
Michael Farmer, author of Madison Avenue Manslaughter
“Stephanie, I think that social entrepreneurs like you are likely to become the winners. I’m shortly beginning to write a new book, Madison Avenue Makeover, about this trend, and I’d like to stay in touch as I begin my research.”
Patrick Mills, Director of Professional Development, IPA
“We are really pleased to have an agency with such a purpose lead a progressive business model in IPA membership. Social & Local really challenges some of the stereotypes in our industry, they are a breath of fresh air. Investing their own profits in supporting young people to develop sustainable social businesses through projects like Creative Conscience and working with Falmouth University encourages fresh talent to consider a new way of working in the industry, which is extremely rewarding.”