National Social Value Conference

The first National Social Value Conference will focus on BRIDGING THE GAP between the public, private, voluntary sectors and communities, identifying the challenges and opportunities for working together to build a stronger and a more resilient society.The event has been designed to ensure that there is an opportunity to learn from tailored and high quality content, but also to contribute to the development of a broader social value agenda for both public and private sector organisations.

Key Note Panel

Key Note Panel will include Jonathon Porritt OBE, Founder Director of Forum for the Future, and Adrian Thacker, Senior Head of National Partnerships at the Prince’s Trust alongside the CEO of Trafford Council, Theresa Grant. The panel will be moderated by Rt. Hon. Hazel Blears, a leading member of the National Advisory Board of Impact Investing.

Workshops and Rotating Sessions on Social Value

The Key Note will be followed by 3 rotating sessions that allow attendees to absorb each of the main work-streams that the Social Value Taskforce has been developing, including the presentation of a National TOMs Framework for measuring and reporting social value, a discussion on 3 procurement case studies and a bid management session for businesses that will help them identify how to develop a winning social value proposal. In addition, we will be running a ‘Health Sector Deep Dive’ workshop for individuals and organisations from that sector.

Deep Dive Social Value Sessions

After lunch, there will be four deep dive syndicate sessions that will cover 4 burning topics:

  • Embedding Social Value into Your Organisation, which will help identify the key steps that need to be taken to embed social value into your organisation. The session will cover key issues such as procurement, legal pitfalls, tender assessment, and contract management for both public AND private sector organisations.
  • Planning and Development. This session will explore how social value may be lawfully and effectively integrated into the planning system. It is aimed at planning officers, developers and those interested in getting social value recognised as a key part of planning.
  • Social Value and the Devolution Opportunity. This session will include representatives from West Midlands devolved area and Manchester, and will look specifically at the opportunity that devolution offers and how organisations can develop stronger supplier partnerships, as well as exploring the potential of cross border collaboration to meet the greatest needs.
  • Integrating Social Value into Frameworks. Frameworks offer a unique opportunity to develop a longer-term private/public sector partnerships. This session will look at how to use frameworks to deliver social value.
The National Social Value Conference 2017 will be wrapped up by a final speech from a key note speaker who is leading the social value debate and rounded off with drinks and canapes included in your ticket.


Jonathon Porritt
Co-Founder of Forum for the Future


Adrian Thacker

Senior Head of Partnerships
Prince’s Trust

More bios to come!





Willmott Dixon - National Social Value Conference Sponsor
Scape Procure - National Social Value Conference Sponsor
Prologis - National Social Value Conference Sponsor


Public Sector Executive - National Social Value Conference Media Partner