• Gary Lovatt
    Managing Director

    Gary is a serial entrepreneur with a relentless passion for building products that create significant and measurable social impacts. As Managing Director of Social Sense, Gary has co-created multi-award winning programmes in the areas of Social Norms, Social Action and Social Marketing.

    Gary’s current leading project is an app and programme supporting people with Dementia and their carers called Greater Moments www.greatermoments.org.ukPrior to and alongside this, Gary has co-created multi-award winning programmes in the areas of Social Norms www.rudifferent.co.uk, Domestic Abuse www.movingonproject.org and Mindfulness www.mindful-me.co.uk.

    When capacity permits Gary uses his direct 20+ years experience to consult for a range of socially focussed businesses and charities, primarily in the areas of social marketing and behaviour change.

    Striking the balance between disruptive innovation and evidence based approaches, Gary’s work has seen Health & Social Care Partnerships, CCGs and Police Forces achieve Realisable Benefits in the areas of Dementia, Alcohol, Smoking, Violent Crime, Domestic Abuse, Self-Harm, Anxiety and Stress.

    Guided by strong social values, Gary’s mission is to keep driving forward the early intervention and prevention agenda – proven to measurably improve lives and drastically reduce pressures on our public services.

     

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-lovatt-13035567/

  • Stacey Adams
    Director of Operations

    Our Director of Operations specialises in service delivery, engaging communities, behaviour change and impact management, with meaningful consultation and co-production running as the golden threads throughout her delivery.

    Having worked in health and wellbeing, across the VCSE, NHS, and Local Authority world for more than 20 years, as a manager and senior manager, Stacey brings a huge amount of knowledge and expertise to Social Sense; putting her excellent operational management, project leadership and front-line delivery experience to good use. Helping others to help themselves, promoting equality and improving wellbeing are personal and professional passions. Her working career has brought professionals and service users together to create meaningful dialogue to develop programmes which engage hard to reach communities including carers, young people and LGBTQ+.

    A career highlight was when one of her campaigns in response to increasing gonorrhoea rates, won a Greater Manchester Sexual Health Award. The slogan for the campaign was ‘Hard to Spell, Easy to Catch’ Most importantly, the campaign saw an increase of people visiting sexual health clinics to get tested.

    Stacey is a self-confessed data geek, she loves to create monitoring frameworks, evaluating KPIs and reviewing impacts on programmes. This shines through in her excellent project delivery reporting. Where she always strikes a balance between qualitative and quantitative evidence, to demonstrate impact and added value, giving open and honest feedback.

    In her spare time, Stacey reads a lot of fantasy fiction, enjoys traveling to new places, is passionate about strength training/powerlifting and loves looking after her six cats. – Ask her their names when you get in touch!

     

    http://linkedin.com/in/stacey-adams-434019a8

  • Hamza Nadeem
    Technical Director

    Hamza is an experienced project manager who has led development for an assortment of leading websites and mobile applications. As a Social Sense project manager, he will initiate and manage new and exciting developments that will help us scale in the immediate future and beyond.

    Having a wealth of project management experience, Hamza takes part in every single aspect of the project – from conception of UI UX to translating these into functioning applications.

    In his free time, Hamza likes to watch football, cricket, play video games, and likes to travel. He is also an avid traveler and likes to explore new places.

     

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hamzanadeem173/

  • Julie Stones
    Senior Programmes Manager

    Graduating from University of York with a degree in Linguistics and Education, Julie first worked at The Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham where her pool of languages increased to 5. She then moved to Hong Kong for a number of years where she got involved in charity work and found that working with children and young people in particular was rewarding and inspiring.

    A change of career on her return to the UK took Julie into Kent County Council, one of the largest local authorities in the country. After 13 years in senior management, Julie took the opportunity to move into the charitable sector as a consultant working with multiple charities and bidding and leading on some large commissioned services including an emotional well-being service for all young people in Kent, parenting programmes, NEET, youth provision, breastfeeding campaign, maternal mental health campaign, community budgeting and Talent Match.

    Julie has been brought in to lead the development of Mindfulness for the children’s workforce in Kent, working with schools, voluntary and community sector, HeadStart Kent and the local authority. Julie has contributed to the successful bidding on 3 projects in Kent.

    Julie enjoys spending time with her four grown-up children, friends, two dogs and travelling abroad at every opportunity.

     

    http://linkedin.com/in/julie-stones-b74aa223

  • Charlotte Brown
    Project Manager

    Our newest appointment to the team is Charlotte, coming from a wealth of project management experience having worked in the charities and private sector for over twenty years. This new role at Social Sense will project lead and develop new and existing relationships including the development of the popular Greater Moments app which supports those with a diagnosis of dementia and the people around them.

    In her working career, Charlotte has worked tirelessly to develop and support community initiatives and was highly commended in 2017 by the Government’s (APCRG) national responsible business group for launching the UK’s first autism friendly shopping centre guide and experience. Charlotte has also launched and redeveloped new brands, and campaigns within mental health and wellbeing; and worked on projects such as hate crime awareness with young people from Greater Manchester on the North West transport network. (In partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester). In her free time, Charlotte loves to spend time with family and friends, tending to her garden and watching a good tv series.  

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-brown-40023326/