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National Social Value Conference 2022 - a decade of social value

The 5th annual National Social Value Conference was hosted online and in person at Church House, Westminster on 27-28 April 2022. It brought together social value experts and practitioners from a variety of sectors and industries across the country.

The social value decade

2022 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. We dived into ‘the social value decade’, with experts in the public, private and third sectors assessing the successes so far, and the challenges that lie ahead.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Hazel Blearsex-Secretary of State, and key person in developing the Social Value Act
  • Chris WhiteDirector at the Institute for Industrial Strategy
  • Jane CumiskyUK Head of Sustainability at Leonardo
  • Claire Dove CBECrown Representative

The wider agenda played host to a range of engagements, including high profile keynote speakers, expert plenary panel discussions and breakout sessions on focus topics.

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Supporting the conference

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Social Value Awards

Alongside the National Social Value Conference, we also hosted the National Social Value Awards. This was our chance to celebrate the incredible work done across the past year and shine a spotlight on those who have made their communities healthier, greener and fairer.

Three people riding London bikes along a canal.
Three people riding London bikes along a canal.

Insights from our sponsors



Sodexo: Delivering Change

Sodexo are one of the platinum sponsors of the National Social Value Conference 2022, and we're thrilled that they've chosen to support the conference. Angela Halliday is their director of social impact in UK and Ireland. Here, she discusses what social value means to Sodexo, and the ways in which they work to make a difference in communities across the country.

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WSP: Getting serious about social value

We were delighted to have WSP as one of the sponsors at the National Social Value Conference 2022. Rachel Skinner CBE, Executive Director at WSP, talks us though why social value is a vital part of any organisation working today, and highlights the work WSP have done in ensuring that it sits at the heart of their business. 

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Fujitsu: Social Value - an unprecedented opportunity in unprecedented times?

Gary Young, Business Operations Director for UK Public Sector at Fujitsu, has taken a lead on developing Fujitsu's social value response and strategy, and is a member of the National Social Value Taskforce. Here he shares his knowledge and Fujitsu's experience in Social Value execution.

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Augmentas Group: What is true wealth in business?

We are delighted that Augmentas Group are one of the sponsor at the National Social Value Conference 2022. Glenn St John-Colgan, Managing Director of Augmentas Group, provides us with his insight on what it means for a business to create wealth, and how financial and social value are not as distinct as some people might imagine. 

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