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Who we are

Social Value UK is the national network for social impact and social value. Social Value UK is a member of the global network Social Value International.

Our members share a common goal: to change the way society accounts for value.

All too often key decisions about resources and policies are made using a limited economic concept of value, which fails to consider important effects on people and the environment. As the gap between rich and poor increases and the effects of climate change become more apparent, our work has never been more urgent.

Social Value UK works with our members to embed core principles for social value measurement and analysis, to refine and share practice, and to build a powerful movement of like-minded people to influence policy.

Our goal at Social Value UK is to support, connect, and represent our members through training, knowledge-sharing and networking.

Social Value UK is much more than a professional network. Together, we are building a movement for change.

Our Vision

A world where decision making, ways of working and resource allocation are based on the principles of accounting for value leading to increased equality and well-being and reduced environmental degradation.

Our Mission

To change the way society accounts for value through principles, practice, people and power:

Principles: Our principles will lead to the inclusion of social, environmental and economic value in decision making.

People: We will build and support a network of like-minded individuals who want to work with us to put these principles into practice.

Practice: We will develop guidance, tools, and support to help put the principles into practice.

Power: By connecting these individuals and supporting their learning, growth and influence we will build a movement to change the way society accounts for value.

Social Value UK is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,000 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

 

 

 

 

11 Years in operation
2000+ Supporters
300+ Individual members
50+ Organisational members
Staff Team
Farhana Khan
Events, Marketing and Membership Assistant
Farhana Khan is Social Value UK’s Events, Marketing and Membership Assistant. Farhana supports the Membership Manager in engaging with Members of Social Value UK and helps the Communications & Campaigns Officer in marketing and promoting our training…
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Rebecca Harvey
Membership Manager
Rebecca Harvey is Membership Manager for Social Value UK.  Becca manages all individual and organisational relationships assuring the delivery of real value for all our members, and coordinates member benefits including regional meetings, webinars and…
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David Thomas
Communications and Campaigns Officer
David Thomas is Communications and Campaigns Officer for Social Value UK. David manages all social media channels, website content, newsletters and promotional materials for Social Value UK. David works alongside partner organisations and Social Value…
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Catherine Manning
Assurance and Networks Manager
Catherine Manning is Assurance and Networks Manager for Social Value UK.  Catherine manages all individual, organisational and network relationships assuring the delivery of real value for all our members, as well as actively promoting network development. …
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Dr Adam Richards
Projects, Research & Training Manager
Adam joined SVUK in 2016 as Senior Researcher on the European Commission project SPRINT to apply the principles of social value to long-term care for frail older people across 11 European states. Before joining SVUK he lectured at universities for over…
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Ben Carpenter
Chief Executive
Ben Carpenter is the chief executive of Social Value UK, part of Social Value International, the membership organisation for individuals, organisations and companies supporting principles and standards in accounting for social and environmental value.…
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Clare Bentley
Office Manager
As Office Manager Clare is responsible for the day-to-day running of Social Value UK. She is the first point of contact for Social Value UK members and members of the public who contact the organisation and provides administrative support for all membership,…
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Tim Goodspeed
Training Manager
Tim Goodspeed has been the Training Manager since 2008. He has a background in economic development and social enterprise. He is an experienced trainer and an Accredited Practitioner. Tim is one of the authors of the Guide to SROI and has written and…
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The Board
Vincent Neate
Board Member
Vincent Neate is a Chartered Accountant and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming. After a twenty year career with KPMG spanning sectors from consumer goods to private equity and leading service delivery from audit to sustainability, Vincent…
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Fran Healey
Board Member
Fran is a management accountant working in the voluntary sector (having spent a number of years in the corporate sector working with large organisations like United Utilities and Tui Travel). It was through working with a relatively small charity in…
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Mandy Barnett
Board Member
Mandy runs MB Associates which works with the cultural and caring sectors on change management and social value. She is a founder of the exchange network Make Culture Work and involved with developing Social Value methods in the cultural sector with national…
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Nick Temple
Board Member
Nick Temple is the Chief Executive Officer of Social Investment Business and is a leading figure in the social investment and enterprise sectors. As well as serving as Chair of Social Investment Forum, Nick previously was Deputy CEO at Social Enterprise…
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Jenni Inglis
Board Member
Jenni runs VIE for Life Ltd, offering co-creation, facilitation and evaluation services to public and third sectors across the UK; focused on enabling decision-making that addresses power imbalances in services and systems. She has delivered dozens of…
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Richard Spencer
Board Member
Before joining ICAEW Richard Spencer worked as a strategy consultant in the Natural Resources division of Accenture. Prior to that he held a number of roles at N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd in the bank’s treasury and natural resources project finance…
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Richard Kennedy
Richard Kennedy
Chair of the Board
Richard is currently co-chair of Social Value International and an Affiliate Partner and Business Humanizer at Innate Motion. He works with the world’s largest businesses and brands to help them humanize their consumer approach and to prototype…
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The Founder
Jeremy Nicholls
Founder
Jeremy Nicholls founded the SROI Network in 2007 with the mission to change the way the world accounts for value. As Chief Executive he was instrumental in developing the network across the globe as well as developing numerous innovative training and…
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Blog

Q&A with Sara Lawton from Construction Impact Framework
On the Social Value UK blog, we work with our members to highlight how organisations are embedding social value and the Social Value Principles into their…
Kingston Smith Fundraising and Management (KSFM), in collaboration with Social Value UK, has launched a customisable social value policy document. This…
Gender inequality, power and accountability
This is the first in a blog series exploring how we can tackle inequality through greater accountability.  This blog illustrates the huge gender inequality…