Shariat is a business consultant with extensive experience across private, public and the third sector. His first 10 years’ experience was focused on IT integration in multinational companies, followed by another long spell in publicly funded business support at Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Over the last 5 years, Shariat has led the establishment of social value policies, procedures and practices at Birmingham City Council, including the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility. This is a best practice example of implementing Social Value in a Local Authority. He has also contributed to the development of the West Midlands Combined Authority policy.
Shariat’s experience includes a thorough study of various social value measurement methodologies as well as developing an automation system.
Shariat has recently established Social Value Plus Community Interest Company, a not for profit company dedicated to helping businesses deliver quality social value that addresses the needs of their public sector clients.