A former school teacher, Tom set up his own business, Sector 4 Focus, in 2010 after spending 13 years as a Labour MP. His company helps businesses develop long term strategies for responsibility, sustainability and commmnity engagement - backed by an increasingly potent business case. He works with SMEs, global corporates, councils, government departments and others. He is the co-founder of a social enterprise loan company, Fair for You, which helps people on low incomes access household essentials at reasonable prices. His third book, The Company Citizen, was published early in 2018, to wide acclaim - including from Unilever CEO Paul Polman: ‘Never has the case for business to step up and help solve society’s challenges been greater. And rarely has it been better put than in this excellent account’.