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Our Vision

We want to become ‘the place’ where business comes to learn about social value; understand public sector targets; listen to community needs and meet third sector providers

Our Mission

To promote better business and community wellbeing through the integration of Social Value into day to day business and the uptake The Social Value Act

Our Values

Equality – Transparency – Rigour – Commitment

Meet The Team

Guy Battle

CEng, Bsc(Hons), FRIBA, Chief Executive guy.battle@socialvalueportal.com

Guy Battle is a Sustainability Consultant with over 25 years of experience. Guy originally trained as an engineer and much of his early career was focused within the real estate industry, during which time he worked on many award-winning projects with internationally renowned architects. More recently, Guy was the lead partner for Sustainability at Deloitte LLP, where he worked closely with many corporates helping them solve some of the key sustainability challenges facing the world of corporate business. In September 2014, Guy set up The Sustainable Business Partnership and is now focused on unlocking the inherent social, environmental and financial opportunities that businesses should do to create value. In spring 2014, Guy supported Hazel Blears MP with a review of The Public Services (Social Value) Act with a series of cross party recommendations to Cabinet Office. Guy is passionate about the contribution that Business can make to improve our society and this has been one of the driving motivations behind the creation of The Social Value Portal.

Nathan Goode

BA (Hons) Oxon Director nathan.goode@socialvalueportal.com

As a Director, Nathan leads on the Portal’s methodological approach and embedding social value in procurement, as well as managing a number of key client relationships. He brings over 20 years’ experience working on the procurement of major public sector projects and with large and small companies in energy, clean-tech and sustainability. Previously a partner at Grant Thornton, Nathan set up and managed Grant Thornton’s Energy, Cleantech & Sustainability sector for over a decade and has worked across social, environmental and economic infrastructure projects in education, health, housing, economic development, digital and IT. He is a recognised thought leader on sustainable cities.

Terry Brewer

FCIPS MBA Public Sector Executive terry.brewer@socialvalueportal.com

Until recently Terry was Divisional Director Commercial and Procurement running a shared procurement service across the London Boroughs of Brent and Harrow with a combined third party spend of £0.5bn. Prior to that he was Chief Procurement Officer in LB Camden, was Chief Executive of Firebuy a national Procurement agency for the fire service and was Head of Procurement in London Fire Brigade. His other roles included being Chair of the London Heads of Procurement network, deputy chair of the Local Government Association’s National Advisory Group and national category lead for ICT and social value. Terry is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Peter Armitage

MEng, MSc Head of Technology peter.armitage@socialvalueportal.com

Peter Armitage is a Head of Technology at the Social Value Portal. He has worked in the area of sustainability in the built environment for almost ten years, in both industry and academia. His areas of interest include energy modelling, embodied carbon and life cycle analysis. He is currently developing the Social Value Portal online and mapping tools, working closely with clients to ensure that they are able to effectively demonstrate their social impact.

Anna McChesney-Gordon

BA (Hons), Head of Consultancy anna.mcchesney-gordon@socialvalueportal.com

Following her degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Anna worked in the charitable sector for eight years supporting prisoners, ex-offenders and disadvantaged young people. Her different roles have included research, fundraising, business development and public affairs and she joined the Social Value Portal from the government and corporate partnerships team at The Prince’s Trust. Anna currently supports our public, private and third sector clients on bespoke projects that vary depending on where they are on their social value journey.

Agnese Mizia

MPhil, MSc Head of Research agnese.mizia@socialvalueportal.com

Agnese has worked as a researcher in the academia, where she focused on Political and Cultural Economics. More recently she worked as an Innovation Consultant, specialising in designing the architecture of community engagement for innovation. Agnese is passionate about the contribution that new ways of understanding and measuring value can make to redressing inequalities, and her work at the Social Value Portal is currently focused on advancing the methodology and practice of measuring Social Value.

Click here to see our current vacancies. We also welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within social impact and sustainability: please send CVs and covering letters to recruitment@socialvalueportal.com.