Greater Manchester Social Value Network Covid-19 Manifesto Launch

Greater Manchester Social Value Network launched its manifesto at an online event on 28th January 2021. The participants came from a wide range of private, VCSE and statutory organisations.  As well as launching the manifesto the event also launched GMSVN’s “Guide to Good Practice in Social Value Relationships”. The event was chaired by Matt Barqueriza-Jackson … Continue reading Greater Manchester Social Value Network Covid-19 Manifesto Launch

Good Practice in Social Value Partnerships

GMSVN in partnership with Macc and Manchester Homelessness Partnership have produced a guideline for how to forge successful local partnerships between private and voluntary sectors. We believe that social value initiatives are most successful when there is a strong partnership between private and voluntary sector organisations. However, we could find little guidance on how to … Continue reading Good Practice in Social Value Partnerships

GMSVN NEWSLETTER – Aug 2019

The GMSVN Newsletter Aug 2019 Final includes items on: Workshop at SVUK Inspiring Impact Roadshow in Stockport. Great Places Housing Group (GPHG) Facilities and Estates Management Team. Manchester Town Hall Social Value's Growing Importance amongst UK Public Procurement Professionals. Fusion21 and Knowsley Council Partnership Benefits Local Communities. Sole Traders as a Source of Social Value. … Continue reading GMSVN NEWSLETTER – Aug 2019

Further Developing the Greater Manchester Social Value Network

Four years ago, a small group of people with an interest in Greater Manchester, its people and Social Value developed the Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN). Constituted on a voluntary basis, the Network has sought to draw together the public, commercial and social sectors to put Social Value at the heart of everything which … Continue reading Further Developing the Greater Manchester Social Value Network

Social value in GM: lessons learned

A review of Greater Manchester’s history of adopting social value policy and lessons learned as a result. Peter Schofield, GMSVN steering group member and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) collaborative procurement programme manager has written this blog for Public Sector Executive. You can read the article on the PSE website.