Jeremy Nicholls is the chief executive of Social Value UK and Social Value International, which are membership organisation for individuals, organisations and companies supporting principles and standards in accounting for social and environmental value.
He is also a director of the FRC Group (a social business based in Liverpool), a member of the IRIS advisory committee, the Social Stock Exchange admissions panel, the ICAEW Assurance Panel and the European Commission expert group on social entrepreneurship. He has lectured at several Universities including the Said Business School at Oxford University, Hult International Business School and the University of Western Australia.
He originally qualified as a chartered accountant, including time as the Finance Director for Tanzania Railways. In 2004 he set up Urban Strategy associates, an economic development consultancy followed by the BETA Model, an online database of trends in UK business stock and then, with FRC, the Cat’s Pyjamas which ran events to promote the value of social enterprise.
He has written’ There is no business like Social Business’ with Liam Black, and worked with others to write a number of SROI guides including, the ‘Guide to SROI’ and regularly blogs on social value.