Steering Group

Greater Manchester Social Value Network was created in January 2015. It was brought together initially by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), Macc, Salford CVS and Salford City Council. We have core membership on the Steering Group from all sectors across Greater Manchester.

Steering Group

  • Matthew Richardson, Social Value Lead, The Growth Company
  • Anne Lythgoe, Principal, VCSE Accord Implementation at GMCA
  • Sophie Fryer, Ethical Sourcing & Sustainability Manager, Co-op
  • Peter Schofield, Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement at Manchester City Council
  • Karen Smith, Director at Turn Up the Value Ltd
  • Victoria Ramsden, Partnerships Manager, Bolton at Home
  • Elaine Sams, Strategy and Performance Lead, Forviva Housing
  • Jo Gregson, Senior Governance and Ethical Sourcing Manager, Co-op
  • David Birch, Senior Researcher, CLES
  • Michelle Warburton, Strategic Lead, Voice and Influence, Salford CVS
  • Beth Sharratt, Project Manager, GMCVO
  • Sue Hutchinson, Partner, Beever & Struthers
  • Anne Parkes, Senior Consultant, Arup

The steering group of GMSVN is made up of activists who want to ensure that all intervention; whether that be through the behaviour of business, the devolution agenda, commissioning and procurement, or the delivery of projects and services, brings maximum social value. We are lucky to have a mix of people from different sectors with different skills and experiences.