Our Values

At Traverse we support the delivery of Social Impact and our commitment to social value runs through the work we do


Traverse is navigating complexity and controversy in the changing world of public services

  • The leading provider of complex and digital consultation services.
  • A leading provider of social research and engagement services in the UK.
  • The market leader in understanding and measuring social impact through evaluation, giving organisations we work with the evidence to show the good they do.
  • An exemplar employee owned business that models how to get the best out of our people.

Employee Ownership

Traverse was established in 1989 and been employee owned since 1994. We became wholly employee owned in 2009. We were the UK’s first employee-owned “public interest” company. Since then, the landscape of public service delivery has changed immensely but our commitment to social value still runs through all the work we do.  Traverse is committed to the aims of the Employee Ownership Association and we are extremely proud that our Principal, Lucy Farrow, has been named as Employee Owner of the Year...

Read about Lucy

The Traverse Charter

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

At Traverse, our Corporate Responsibility work engages with 4 main areas:

  • Our business-based social purpose    
  • Our neighbours & local communities    
  • Environmental sustainability    
  • Employee engagement and organisational diversity

We believe that for corporate responsibility work to benefit communities, it needs to be ongoing, community-driven, and transparent.

As a Living Wage Employer whose social purpose is to support and champion the delivery of social impact and help people have a say in the decisions that affect them, corporate responsibility is the fabric of our business model and activities.

Current Connections and Activities

In January 2017, we joined the Heart of the City network, a London business-led charity, to engage with other socially committed organisations in London and continue to grow our firm commitment to corporate responsibility. As part of our programme we became a Living Wage employer in April. Our activities have included research for the Migration Museum Project; community walks to identify local needs which we can contribute to and surveys to assess how we can improve our environmental sustainability.

Read more about our Corporate Responsibility work

Want to know more about our corporate responsibility process? Or, discover our top tips for engaging your colleagues on corporate responsibility activities? Read our recent blog posts.    

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Who We Work With

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