Welcome…

dreamstime_m_7913782

The company citizen is a concerned, involved, neighbourly and responsible member of the community

Sector 4 Focus was established by Tom Levitt in 2010.

Follow @Sector4Focus on Twitter – here.

Tom’s new book ‘The Company Citizen‘ is now available!

‘Sector 4’ – the fourth sector – is the space between the public sector, the private sector and the third sector. It’s where business acknowledges its legitimate and essential role in the community, the nation and the planet.

It’s the space in which relationships happen: with charities, local and central government and civil society generally.

Sector 4 Focus believes that the tools of business need to be better focused on creating public good – not only for the planet, nation and community but for sustainable business, too. We provide bespoke consultancy, facilitation and comment.

“I learned more in an hour talking to Tom than I’ve learned in any other hour I’ve spent in this job” 

– business advisor at a London college, discussing community engagement with small businesses, October 2017

Read our report on our first five years in business! (2010-15)

Tom Levitt’s latest articles and speeches about the work of Sector 4 Focus are on the ‘Blog’ page.

The Company Citizen

The Company Citizen: Good for Business, Planet, Nation and Community‘, Tom’s third book, is published in December 2017.

Fair For You is launched, February 2016

Fair For You is a social enterprise, owned by a charity, dedicated to creating an ethical, responsible, supportive and fair alternative to the high cost exploitation of poorer people by the rent to own sector. It uses the tools of business to combat poverty. Tom is its co-founder, a non-exec director at www.fairforyou.co.uk – the social enterprise lender, and chair of trustees at www.fairforyou.org.uk, the charity that owns it.

New report published, June 2015

‘The Small Company Citizen: Networks of Community Engagement’ is Tom’s report on how a variety of models of business networks is evolving to help businesses – and SMEs in particular – to engage with communities to mutual advantage. Click here to read more…

‘Welcome to GoodCo’ published 

Tom’s book, ‘Welcome to GoodCo – Using the Tools of Business to Create Public Good’ was published in June 2014. The second, updated, paperback edition was published in September 2015.

Tom’s first report on SMEs’ engagement with communities, funded by JRF, was published here in March 2013. Go to the SMEs in the Community page.

Tom’s first book, ‘Partners for Good: Business, Government and the Third Sector’, was published in June 2012Click here for details.

bbc_logo_final_100px1