We are delighted to announce winners alongside those who made it to the short list of the National Social Value Awards 2018. This was the first year of the awards and we saw a fantastic range of submissions demonstrating innovation, leadership and best practice.
The judges were particularly impressed by the quality and breadth of projects many of which showed how the Social Value Act is transforming the relationship between the public and private sectors and delivering new partnerships and collaborations across all sectors of society for the benefit
of our communities.
- Many organisations are now using the National TOMs (NTs) to report social value. This made judging much simpler as it was possible to compare submissions. Judges were pleased to note that the NTs have gained real traction as the preferred measurement solution for reporting social value.
- Clear proof that ‘Best Value’ is no longer about the lowest price and that even the most mundane of contracts, such as the procurement of CCTV, can deliver more than just a good technical solution.
- Innovation is alive and kicking and that businesses are looking to go beyond ‘business as usual’ to deliver more inclusive value for communities.
Judges decided to make 5 project awards and one award for outstanding leadership across the sector. They also made two commendations.