Social Value Awards 2018

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Social Value Awards 2018

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.

The Judges

  • Darren Knowd, Chair National Social Value Task Force and Head of Procurement, Durham Council
  • Tina Holland, Procurement Lead, Local Government Association
  • Nicole Fletcher, Head of Sustainability, London Fire Brigade
  • Ben Carpenter, CEO, Social Value UK
  • Terry Brewer, Social Value Portal and Independent Consultant
  • Daniella Castiel, Senior Client Advisor, Social Value Portal

Project Awards

The judges decided that the submissions would be divided into two principle categories
Project Awards – To be awarded to the best 5 projects that delivered real outcomes, demonstrated best practice and innovative solutions for others to follow. The judges also signalled out one project for a commendation.
Leadership Award – To be awarded to an individual who has shown distinctive leadership qualities and has gone beyond the specific duties of the job to lead by example. The judges also made a commendation for Life Time Achievement.

To see the full awards booklet, including case studies, please click the link below.