News & events Social Value Summit Social Value Summit The Social Value Summit run by Social Enterprise UK with the support of Business in the Community (BiTC) is the leading event on social value in the country. Taking place in February the event brings together commissioners and providers from across the public, private and social sectors. It looks to build cross-sector networks and partnerships, showcase best practice and builds the case for commissioning and procuring for social value. The Social Value Summit 2018 The fifth Social Value Summit will take place on 28th February in London. This year, the event will cover not only the leading practice on measurement, frameworks and procurement, but also looks at the big challenges and opportunities: Does Brexit provide an opportunity for social value to grow? Are devolved areas where the greatest potential is? How do we use social value to tackle our employment challenge? For attendees, the Summit will deliver: Leading expertise in the field of social value measurement & reporting The latest intelligence and information on social value Practical advice and tips to put into action in your organisation Dialogue and debate on key topics from expert speakers Leaders from across sectors in attendance Excellent networking with leaders from across sectors The Social Value Summit is brought to you by Social Enterprise UK and is supported by Business in the Community. It will be held at the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Savoy Place, Embankment, London. Early Bird tickets are now available Book your place here Exhibiting There are exhibitor spaces available for interested organisations. Contact Neha Chandgothia at SEUK on 020 3589 4957 for more information, or email Neha.Chandgothia@socialenterprise.org.uk The Social Value Summit 2017 Taking place on 8 February at the IET in London, the fourth Social Value Summit was the biggest yet attracting over 300 delegates. The Summit had as its theme how social value is central to building an inclusive economy, the social value of infrastructure and how businesses can make the most of it in terms of productivity, markets and supply chains. Key note speakers included Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A) at Marks and Spencer, Amanda Mackenzie CEO of BiTC and Tim Haywood, Group Finance Director and Head of Sustainability of Interserve. They were joined by leading social value practitioners from across local authorities, leading corporates and social enterprises. Workshops delved into issues such as cross-sector working, the commissioning framework and infrastructure – both in terms of the built environment and people and services. Throughout the Summit ran the idea that to deliver on inclusive, sustainable growth we need a better form of capitalism. Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A) at Marks and Spencer You can watch the opening plenary below: Workshops from the Social Value Summit 2017 covered topics such as social value in infrastructure, devolution, cross-sector working and masterclasses on procurement. Footage from the workshops is available here. Social Value Awards The Summit is also home to the annual Social Value Awards which recognise those individuals and organisations leading the way in commissioning and providing social value. The Winners of the 2017 Awards were: Driving Value for Money Award – Halton BoroughCouncil Promoting and Mainstreaming the Social Value Act - Orbis: a partnership between Surrey and East Sussex County Councils Social Value Leadership for an Individual – Tom Wilde, Trafford HousingTrust Social Value Leadership Award for an Organisation – Croydon Council 2017 Social Value Awards Winners To see more pictures from the Social Value Summit 2017 click here. To watch the 2017 Social Value Summit workshop on demand click here.