Development

Market Research

It is essential to understand the continued influences on an organisation, from changes in legislation, competitor activity, client and service user need, as this can dramatically affect how organisations continue to delivery services. Social Value Business are experienced in mapping and engaging stakeholders that have power, influence and undertaking research to understand their values, needs, wants and expectations’. We evaluate and interpret this data to define how this will influence an organisation in the future.

Research can take the form of:
• 1:1 Meeting
• Telephone Interview
• Focus Groups
• Surveys
• Online Polling

Researching areas that include:
• Market and sector influences and drivers
• Trends
• Market capacity
• Competitor analysis
• What stakeholders need, want and value

Strategy and Business Planning

As society changes and as central and local Government change their priorities, organisations need to consider how these changes will affect them in the short, medium and long term. Therefore, we work alongside our clients to co-produce clear and innovative strategies for organisation development and change to support organisations to thrive in current and new markets.

Working together, we deliver and facilitate a range of workshops to build knowledge, skills, confidence and awareness to co-produce an effective and modern business plan that can be used to inform organisation change and development.

Financial Planning

Ensuring that organisations are built on secure financial foundations is a cornerstone of any long term viability and sustainability. Therefore, we work with their clients to review and evaluate all financial models, develop full cost recovery, create new pricing strategies and modelling for current and new products and services.

Product and Service Development

As the needs and expectations of clients and services users change, so must organisations adapt to those changes by evaluating and redesigning products and services to continue to achieve the desired social impact, quality and financial sustainability. Therefore, at Social Value Business, we work with our clients to understand the external influences and co-design and restructure service development and delivery.

Income generation

The generation of sustainable income from a range of stakeholders and markets, helps to reduce the overall risk to the organisation’s future. Many organisations only have limited sources of income, which places greater risk if these are reduced or lost altogether. Therefore, the Social Value Business team works in partnership with their clients to review, evaluate and develop new sources of income via:

Commissioning
Income originating from public sectors contracts
Trading
Income generated directly from individuals and businesses
Funding
Income stemming from Grants, Trusts and Service Levels Agreements with the public sector
Fundraising
Income generation from sponsorships, social investment, events and crowd funding