On Sept 10th, we held a gathering for the network on the topic of “How can we make social value part of everything that we do?”. Steve Murrells, the CEO of the Coop group kicked off the event with an inspiring speech, followed by a Q&A with Hazel Blears (former MP and architect of government … Continue reading GMSVN Gathering Sept 2019
I’ve been involved in Greater Manchester Social Value Network since its beginning in 2015. I have been to dozens of meetings about social value, run many workshops, attended a fair few conferences and, despite the efforts of the network and other social value organisations, there is still a lot of basic misunderstanding about some aspects … Continue reading Social Value and the Magic Money Tree
Important notice – registration starts at 8.15am for short networking with a prompt event start at 9am. With just under a week to go until our Gathering, we are really looking forward to seeing you. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the event which will be held at the Co-op Head office, … Continue reading GMSVN Gathering Final Details
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
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
This newsletter describes the ongoing work of GMSVN to develop the network and some of the key wider activities currently going on around social value in Greater Manchester. Please contact us if you have news of interest to other members of the network that should be included in future newsletters. GMSVN News GMSVN has been … Continue reading GMSVN Newsletter Feb 2019
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.
One of the issues of great debate since the Social Value Act came into place has been the ‘Social Value Percentage’ – how much weighting to give social value in a tender situation. The Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) has drawn upon our collective learning and cannot advocate a blanket approach or one single … Continue reading The Social Value Percentage – why a tiered approach will give the best result
Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital and Board Member of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing has written a blog on measuring wellbeing and the drive from some to place a financial value on improvements to wellbeing. You can read the blog on the What Works Centre for Wellbeing website.
This newsletter describes the ongoing work of GMSVN to develop the network and some of the key wider activities currently going on around social value in Greater Manchester. Please contact us if you have news of interest to other members of the network that should be included in future newsletters. You can download a PDF … Continue reading GMSVN newsletter July 2018