Sector 4 Focus was established by Tom Levitt in 2010.
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Sector 4 Focus believes that the tools of business should be better focused on creating public good. This includes fostering cross-sector partnerships between charities and businesses or local government – for mutual benefit. We provide bespoke consultancy, facilitation and comment. We advocate, facilitate and help sustain cross-sector partnerships to meet common goals in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
‘Sector 4’ – the fourth sector – is the space between the public sector, the private sector and the third sector.
It is the space in which relationships happen.
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 Company Citizen: Networks of Community Engagement’ is Tom’s new 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 is now available at only £22.50 (September 2015).
Tom’s 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 previous book, ‘Partners for Good: Business, Government and the Third Sector’, was published in June 2012. Click here for details.
Tom Levitt’s latest articles and speeches about the work of Sector 4 Focus are on the ‘Blog’ page.