Client Reference – Rob Kissick CEO 2 Buy 2

I just wanted to say thank you Stuart for all your hard work, patience and input into SBHNW specifically but also across 2buy2 more broadly.

I am hopeful that you will work for us again in the near future because I want excellent people delivering our services. Many thanks, Rob



Sustainable Supply Chains subsidiary company Social Value Wales were recognised at the Wales Sustainability Academy Awards ceremony at the Principality Stadium for their work creating the Social Value Wales Social Value Policy adopted initially by North Wales Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. This is a ground breaking policy and the first of its kind in Wales to support Organisations from all sectors to deliver Social Value to the people of Wales.





The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioners for North Wales have been delighted with the work completed by Stuart during the past 18 months, he has built a Social Value model aligned to our policing priorities and the wider needs of the Welsh public sector. His work developed policies, frameworks, reports and a charter all designed to help us lead the way in the delivery of social value and community benefits to the people of North Wales.

The Social Value Policy developed by Stuart gas given us a strategic platform to deliver Social Value through our Procurement, Commissioning and Grant processes.

We found Stuart to be very professional and easy to work with as this project was innovative yet delivered in plain speak, without jargon and consistent to all audiences



Client Reference – Tony Lloyd The Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioners for Greater Manchester have been very pleased with the work carried out by Stuart during the past 12 months, he has guided us through our Social Value journey from developing our priorities, policies, frameworks and charter to delivering training, hosting events and producing a 12 month report highlighting the social, economic and environmental benefits we have delivered through our supply chain to the people and communities of Greater Manchester.

We now have a solid foundation upon which to continue to deliver Social Value across Greater Manchester in the future. 

Client Reference – Jayne Stephenson Chief Finance Officer Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Stuart was able to transform our business ideas into reality using innovative yet straightforward and easy to understand techniques, he took us through a structured business model but at the same time allowed flexibility for us to develop a bespoke solution for delivering Social Value to the Greater Manchester region.

We worked closely to understand and transform our social priorities and ideas into a meaningful delivery channels, embedded into our processes and procedures through a Social Value Policy, Charter and Outcomes Framework and showcased through an Annual Social Value Report bringing to life the good work done.

By communicating successfully, embracing change, developing implementation plans and creating operating models that make sense, we worked well with Stuart to turn our ideas into reality.




Client Reference – Sue Colbeck MCIPS, Head of Procurement & Supplies  

“Aintree University Hospital were delighted with the work carried out by Stuart in developing our Social Value Strategy and Outcome Frameworks it has given us a solid foundation on which to embed Social Value into our commissioning and procurement processes and procedures across the Organisation. We found that the Social Value Diagnostic conducted at the start of the project gave us real direction and helped identify where we needed to focus our efforts and shaped the bespoke strategy and framework which Aintree University Hospital and Sustainable Supply Chains went on to create collaboratively.




Client Reference – Karen Lewis – FMS Programme Director at Liverpool City Council said….

It was good to work with you Stuart

You have promoted the Social Value agenda throughout the council and have ensured that it is introduced as part of our overall procurement strategy – Well done. 

I wish you lots of luck for the future.

 Client Reference – Trevor Ingham – Head of Commercial Procurement at Liverpool City Council

We are very pleased with the work done to date it has given us a solid platform to embed Social Value into our procurement and commissioning processes and more so the ability to report in real time on the Social Value we deliver from our contracts. We believe there is a lot more that can be achieved and are looking forward to exploring more opportunities 


Social Value for Competitive Edge

Sound City said …We were delighted with the Social Value for Competitive Edge workshop Stuart hosted and delivered as part of our Developing Digital and Creative Businesses Programme. All Businesses that attended the event found the workshop content clear and concise taking great value from the time they spent attending the course.


NHS – Gary Doherty, Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive

Bid Winner – integrated sexual health services across Wirral

We are delighted to let you know that we have been successful in our partnership bid to deliver integrated sexual health services across Wirral. We have been advised that the joint bid between Wirral Community NHS Trust, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Brook has been awarded the 3 year contract.

This is excellent news and is a testament to the hard work that goes on every day within our organisations to deliver outstanding care and service to the people of Wirral. A particular thank you for the work you put in on the Sustainability and Social section of the bid as we are led to believe this is where we outscored others. To everyone who was involved in the bid process across your organisation thank you for their hard work in getting us this fantastic result.

There will be a great deal of work to do over the coming months to get us into a position to be able to deliver the new integrated service from 1st April 2013, but more of that later – let’s for now just celebrate our achievement. Well done.


 NHS – Simon Walsh MCIPS

Stuart developed a Sustainable Procurement Policy for Central Manchester and Trafford Hospital, in doing this he researched in his own time what was important to both Hospitals from a Sustainability point of view and translated those ambitions into a meaningful policy. The policy embraced commissioners and procurement staff alike and focused on our aims and aspirations from am Environmental, Social and Economic point of view. He addressed how both Hospitals should; comply with legislation, promote awareness throughout the supply chain, consider sustainable factors when making procurement decisions and creating a greater awareness of sustainability issues.


Fiona Humphries AIEMA

Stuart has a vast knowledge of procurement and sustainable procurement practice in both the public and private sectors, applying this astutely to match client need. His style is energetic and enaging and he’s also a thoroughly nice guy who is great fun to work with.


Perry Shard, Sustainability Manager at Balfour Beatty

said, “Stuart Davies ran an excellent workshop for us, he introduced us to the concept of BS8903 and the diagnostic tool which enabled us to self assess against the BS8903 standard. Stuart built Action Plans for our Supply Chain partners to help deliver our Sustainable and Social objectives”


Stephen Lloyd DipM

Now Independent Consultant at Vision Marketing

I have known Stuart for many years and worked together at M&S Money. We both benefited from the training offered albeit in different disciplines. On a professional note Stuart really knows his onions. Procurement and supply chain management is a complex business but Stuart has. Knack of unravelling the technicalities into language you can understand. With a passion for ethical practices and building social value benefits I would happily recommend his skills as a consultant.  


Graham Jones

Stuart has an excellent understanding of the supply chain models and exceeds in delivering high quality services. Over the years Stuart has built good relationships with service providers and this has shown in his quality of work.

  Commodity Buyer at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership