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2022 Social Value Awards

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who submitted their entries for the Social Value Awards!

The quality of entries was exceptionally high, and we saw over 100 submissions this year (a new Social Value Award record).

Read on and learn who won.

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This year's nominees and winners

Social Value Champion 2022

  • Tim Neobard – WSP in the UK (Winner)
  • Karyn Williams – Stride Treglown (Highly Commended)
  • Julian Sanz – EQUANS UK & Ireland (Highly Commended)
  • Carol Glenn – Solihul Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Faye Elliott – Barking and Dagenham Council
  • Julie Baker – Keepmoat Homes

Public Sector Leadership

  • Essex County Council (Winner)
  • Salford City Council (Highly Commended)
  • Sellafield Ltd (Highly Commended)
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • BlueLight Commercial
  • London Borough Waltham Forest

Private Sector Leadership

Voluntary/Third Sector Leadership

SME Organisational Leadership

Social Innovation Award

Best Public Sector Project

  • NEPO – NEPO301 Electricity (Winner)
  • Southwark – Southwark Stands Together (Highly Commended)
  • London South East Colleges – Future Greenwich (Highly Commended)
  • Cardiff Council – Fairwater Campus

Best Private Sector Project

Best Third Sector Project

  • Royal British Legion Industries (Winner)
  • Bouygues UK – Women into Construction (Highly Commended)
  • Sporting Communities CIC – Normanton Park Development
  • Targeted Prostate Awareness Project for Black, African and Caribbean Men in Leeds

What are the social value awards?

The Social Value Awards are the awards to win for any organisation concerned with doing more good. They aim to recognise organisations who champion social value creation and community wellbeing.

Every day, more and more social value creators make positive impacts in communities across the country. No matter who you are, and what sector you operate in, there’s an award for you.

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This year's categories

Social Value Champion

For individuals who make a significant contribution to the Social Value debate and in developing best practice across all sectors.

Public Sector Leadership

For a public sector organisation that leads the way in embedding social value into their business culture, processes and systems to ensure the needs of their communities are being met

Private Sector Leadership

For a private sector organisation that has led the way in embedding social value into their business culture via processes, systems and their people to ensure the needs of their customers and the communities where they work are being met.

Voluntary or Third Sector Leadership

For a third sector organisation that leads the way in embedding social value into the way in which they deliver their services and has made a significant impact on the needs of the communities where they operate .

Organisation Leadership

For a micro, small or medium sized business that leads the way in embedding social value into the way in which they deliver their services and has made a significant impact on the needs of the communities where they operate.

Supply Chain Excellence

One of the key challenges facing buyers is how to engage with the supply chain and ensure they have the capacity and capabilities to deliver social value, in particular SMEs and VCSEs. In this award we are looking to show case any buying organisation that can clearly demonstrate how they have supported the supply chain in delivering social value.

Social Innovation

An award for a business or project that takes  a novel and creative approach to radically improve how social value is commissioned, delivered or managed.

Best Private Sector Project

For a private sector organisation relating to a single project, building or contract that includes social value as a part of the award.

Best Public Sector Project

For a public sector organisation that has commissioned or procured and single project or framework and have maximised the delivery of social value.

Best Third or Voluntary Sector Project

For a third sector or voluntary sector organisation that has commissioned or procured and single project or framework and have maximised the delivery of social value.

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Excellent event and the submissions seemed to be off the highest quality. The conference itself was an excellent opportunity to engage with other practitioners and learn of innovative delivery from across the UK.

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See the winning entries from 2021

Hear from some of the innovative social value creation stories from last year’s award winning entries.

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2021 Welsh Future Generation Award winners

See who were the winners at the inaugural Future Generations Awards in Wales last year

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2022 National Social Value Conference

Find out more about the 2022 National Social Value Conference to be held 27 to 28 April 2022, day one at Church House, Westminster, and streamed live across day 1 and day 2.

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