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.

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Catch up on Day One of the National Social Value Conference

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NSVC22 on demand: Professor Chris White's keynote speech

Watch Chris' keynote speech at the National Social Value Conference 2022. 

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NSVC22 on demand: A decade of social value

Chaired by Arnab Dutt OBE, a panel including Chris White, Jane Cumisky, Stuart Love and Owen Little reflected on the past decade of social value, before discussing the challenges that lie ahead.

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NSVC22 on demand: What does good really look like?

'What does good really look like?' saw those on the front line of policy and delivery give an individual presentation, before joining a panel discussion and providing their insights into social value, as part of NSVC22. Watch the video on demand.

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NSVC22 on demand: Remembering the Why with Cemal Ezel

Hear Cemal Ezel talk through the remarkable work done by Change Please, and learn how something as simple as coffee can radically alter communities

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More from Day One of the National Social Value Conference

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NSVC22 on demand: People, place and planet

Watch Kellie Beirne, Chief Executive of Cardiff Capital Region City, use the afternoon keynote speech at NSVC22 to talk us through why place based social value is so important, and why 'micro really, really matters'

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NSVC22 on demand: No place left behind

'No place left behind', a panel discussion at the National Social Value Conference 2022, gathers together experts on social value from across the public and private sector, to assess how we can collaborate better and ultimately, make a bigger difference for our communities. 

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NSVC22 on demand: Remembering the why with Michelle York

Nuneaton Signs' Michelle York discusses how her company put their community first, and how they provide meaningful and rewarding employment and training for people with disabilities.

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NSVC22 on demand: The Giant Social Value Hackathon

The culmination of day one of the National Social Value Conference 2022 saw all attendees join a high profile panel of thought leaders and experts for the inaugural Giant Social Value Hackathon. Watch the video on demand.

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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.

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Three people riding London bikes along a canal.

Insights from our sponsors

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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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More from sponsors

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Lyreco Goodness: a microbusiness support programme

On 1st January 2022, Lyreco launched ‘Lyreco Goodness’, a new umbrella programme bringing together all their sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. Andrew Byers tells us how Lyreco Goodness came to be, and what it hopes to achieve.

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Neighbourly: The Power of Local in Delivering Social Value

Neighbourly are one of the sponsors at the National Social Value Conference 2022. In this article their CEO, Steve Butterworth, discusses the importance of local infrastructure in making a difference on a national scale. 

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High profile speakers announced for fifth National Social Value Conference 2022

Taking place from 27-28 April, the fifth annual National Social Value Conference marks a decade of social value as it brings together social value experts and practitioners from all sectors and industries across the UK.

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10 years of the Social Value Act

As 2022 marks 10 years since the Public Services (Social Value) Act came into force, Guy Battle takes stock of where we are, and how things look for the year to come. 

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