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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.

Peter Armitage

MEng, MSc Principal Technical Consultant peter.armitage@socialvalueportal.com

Peter Armitage is a Principal Technical Consultant 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.

Maria Agostina Beveraggi Vidal

BSc, MSc, MPA Economic Modelling Research Assistant

Maria Agostina Beveraggi Vidal has been working at Social Value Portal as an Economic Modelling research assistant collaborating with the research team to develop economic models, proxies and indicators for specific social impact outcomes. She has a bachelor degree in Economics at the University of Buenos Aires, where she worked as Teacher Assistant for two years in the Development Economics course. She holds a Master degree in Economics in the National University of La Plata, home of CEDLAS, the main economics research center specialized in the empirical study of distributive, labor and social issues in Latin America, and a MPA specialized in economic and public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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.

Daniella Castiel

BA (Hons), MSc Senior Consultant daniella.castiel@socialvalueportal.com

Following on from her MSc in Sustainable Development, Daniella moved
to Washington DC to work with the oldest environmental organisation in
the US where she worked on campaigns driving the sustainability agenda
in the Capital. She is now Senior Client Advisor at the Social Value Portal
where she leads the account management team and supports clients
across the public and private sectors to embed social value into their
business as usual. Recent work includes developing SVP’s methodology of
integrating social value into the planning process of a new development.

Carl Hedberg

BBA New Business Manager carl.hedberg@socialvalueportal.com

Carl’s role is New Business Manager and his focus is to generate new business sales through the creation and conversion of new private sector business. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. Prior to joining Social Value Portal, Carl founded and managed his own company for 5 years, which he operated from Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Henna Jain

MSc, MSc, BEng, Senior Consultant, henna.jain@socialvalueportal.com

Henna Jain has extensive experience in conducting Life Cycle Assessments for products, Embodied Carbon Assessments for buildings and in delivering Sustainability Strategy for global clients across the real estate, professional services and waste management sectors. At Social Value Portal, Henna specialises in Benchmarking and Needs Analysis.

Kierith Kalirai

Apprentice – Associate Project Manager Product and Client Support (Apprentice) kierith.singh@socialvalueportal.com

Kierith was an A-level student before he joined The Social Value Portal as an Apprentice in Project Management. Having decided university was not the right path, Kierith took a break to work in a range of jobs – from construction to retail and also some voluntary work. Kierith’s role at the Portal involves working closely with all members of staff on a range of tasks and projects. He also assists the team with research.

Anna McChesney-Gordon

BA (Hons), Senior Consultant 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.

Katherine Sweet-Escott

BSc, Account Manager katherine.sweet-escott@socialvalueportal.com

Katherine works as an Account Manager at the Social Value Portal. She has a BSc from Bristol University and previously spent a year working as an Operations Manager in the Ad Tech industry. At the Social Value Portal she has moved towards taking on a more client facing role as an Account Manager, whilst continuing to use her operational and technical skills. This gives her high levels of capability in her role to manage each individual aspect of a client’s account and their particular needs.

Lise Rosat

BSc, MSc, Client Advisor lise.rosat@socialvalueportal.com

Following her MSc in International Relations and work on inclusive economy in Latin America, Lise worked in the humanitarian sector for a year assessing the sustainability of natural disaster reconstruction projects around the world. She joined the Social Value Portal as a Client Advisor where she supports public, private and third sector clients on their social value measurement journey. She supports the creation of bespoke sets of KPIs, works on data analysis, portal management and bid assessment, as well as, reporting and evaluation activities.

Amanda Koppang Willfors

BSc, BSc, MSc (First-class Hons), Associate Researcher and Consultant, amanda.koppangwillfors@socialvalueportal.com

As an Associate Researcher and Consultant, Amanda’s ambition is to support private and public sector organisations in contributing to more sustainable and inclusive societies, as well as to help develop policies and measurements for delivering and evaluating social value. Her academic background includes a MSc in Economics from SOAS University of London, as well as a BSc in Business and Economics and a BSc in Political Science from Uppsala University. She has previously worked for WWF, Stockholm International Water Institute, Sweden’s International Development Cooperation Agency and Delegation to the OECD.

Rory Kemp

BSc, MSc, Research and Planning Associate rory.kemp@socialvalueportal.com

Following on from two summer internships at The Social Value Portal, Rory is working as a Research and Planning Associate whilst he completes his MSc in Sustainable Urbanism at University College London. In this role Rory focuses on designing Local Needs Analysis’ which support clients to develop a targeted social value approach that responds to the social, economic and environmental needs of a community. Whilst completing his studies, Rory hopes to research how Social Value can contribute to urban sustainability for his thesis.

Mornay Piper

BSc, Office Administrator mornay.piper@socialvalueportal.com

As Social Value Portal’s Office Administrator Mornay has responsibility for the organisation’s HR and finance functions. These include managing the invoicing for all clients, working closely with the management team to produce reports on financial targets and forecasting, while also having overall responsibility for the day-to-day HR procedures. Mornay joined the company in 2018 after graduating with a degree in Accounting and Finance, achieving 1st class honours.

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.