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

Register your place here

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 

2018 Agenda

9.30am: registration, coffee, networking

10am Opening plenary: Redefining value in the modern age

  • Lord Victor Adebowale, Chair - Social Enterprise UK
  • Tracey Crouch MP (invited) - Minister for Sports & Civil Society 
  • Sam Rowbury, Director of Policy and Public Sector - Crown Commercial Services

11am - 11.30am: Coffee, exhibitors, networking

11.30am-12.30pm: Workshops / masterclasses Round 1

Social value in infrastructure & construction 

Speakers:

  • Kelly Watson, Arup
  • John Sage, Head of Corporate Responsibility - Thames Tideway

With more to be announced...

Social value - a post-Brexit opportunity?

Speakers:

  • Allison Roche, Policy Officer -  Unison
  • Simon Randall, Society of Conservative Lawyers
  • Paul Monaghan, CEO - Fair Tax Mark

With more to be announced...

Cultural value = social value: the role of the arts

Speakers:

  • Fran Sanderson, Head of the Arts Impact Fund
  • Claire Hodgson, CEO - Diverse City
  • Mandy Barnett, MB Associates/Social Value UK

With more to be announced...

Maximising social value in commissioning

Workshop facilitated by Ben Carpenter and Adam Richards from Social Value UK

Effective contract management: making social value stick

Speakers to be announced...

12:30pm-1.30pm: Lunch, exhibitors, networking

1.30pm-2.30pm: Workshops / masterclasses Round 2 

Devolving social value

  • Peter Schofield, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Rachael Morgan, Procurement Manager - West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Neil McInroy, CEO - CLES
  • Alex Sobel MP (Chair), Chair of the APPG on Social Enterprise 

Social value in planning and assets

  • Mark Walton, Shared Assets
  • Erik Bishard, Real Worth
  • Gareth Morrison, RNLI
  • Richard Blyth MRTPI, Head of Policy - RTPI

With more to be announced...

Employment and social value - tackling the workforce challenge

  • Philip Connelly, Disability Rights UK
  • Matt Stevenson-Dodd, Street League
  • A representative from Here (UK Social Enterprise of the Year 2017)

With more to be announced...

An introduction to maximising social value

Workshop facilitated by Ben Carpenter and Adam Richards from Social Value UK 

Legal Masterclass

With Julian Blake from Bates Wells Braithwaite

2:30pm - 3pm - coffee, networking, exhibitors

3-4pm: Final plenary followed by further networking & drinks.

  • Professor Mariana Mazzucato
  • Amanda Mackenzie, CEO -  BiTC
  • Peter Holbrook, CEO - Social Enterprise UK 

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.

Register here 

Exhibiting 

There are exhibitor spaces available for interested organisations. Contact Neha Chandgothia at SEUK on 020 3589 4957 for more information, or email [email protected]

The Social Value Summit 2018 is sponsored by Engie and  Wates Group

           

The Summit is run in partnership with:

      

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