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What is Social Value UK?

Social Value UK is the national network for anyone interested in social value and social impact.

We work with our members to increase the accounting, measuring and maximising of social value from the perspective of those affected by an organisation’s activities, through our Social Value Principles. We believe in a world where a broader definition of value will change decision making and ultimately decrease inequality and environmental degradation.

To achieve our mission, Social Value UK provides training and assurance services, as well as hosting regular meetings and events, creating new tools and resources, and running campaigns. Through supporting and working with our members, and as a National Member Network of Social Value International, we are creating an international movement for change.


10 Years in operation
300+ Individual members
28 Organisational members
1800 People trained in social value
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 currently works at Social Enterprise UK, prior to this Nick was working as an independent consultant with a whole host of organisations, including UnLtd, Skills Third Sector, the Guardian, Venture Partnership Foundation, Stepping Out, British…
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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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David Simpson
Board Member
David is Director of InterPraxis, an experienced consultancy specializing in corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and sustainability assurance. He is the former Director of Standards and Collaborative Governance at the international non-profit…
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The Social Value UK Staff Team
Adam Richards
Senior Researcher
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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Jeremy Nicholls
Chief Executive
Jeremy Nicholls is the chief executive of Social Value UK and Social Value International, which are membership organisation for individuals, organisations and companies supporting principles and standards in accounting for social and environmental value.…
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Christina Berry-Moorcroft
Communications and Membership Coordinator
Christina Berry-Moorcroft is the Communications and Membership Coordinator for Social Value UK. As well as supporting members from across the network, she develops and leads on communications to raise the agenda of impact and social value measurement.…
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Craig Foden
Assistant Researcher
Craig Foden graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BSc in Geography. He volunteered with Social Value UK from October 2014, before joining as a full time employee in 2015. His role includes assisting Ben in research and development of…
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Ben Carpenter
Operations Manager
Ben Carpenter graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Politics & Communications. After completing a Masters degree in Property Development he commenced a career within social housing. Ben has also worked with a number of small…
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Clare Bentley
Office Administrator
Clare Bentley has a background as a book keeper and administrator for third-sector organisations and has previously worked for The Aspire Trust and The Charities Trust. Having graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in History she is…
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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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Power to Change join SVUK
Power to Change has joined Social Value UK as an organisational member. Power to Change is an independent trust, whose funding is used to strengthen community…
Trafford Housing Trust’s Tom Wilde honoured for commitment to social…
Tom Wilde, Trafford Housing Trust’s Social Value Advisor and Social Value UK member, has been honoured for his commitment to serving the local community…
Social Value and Procurement
This is a guest blog by organisational members HACT on social value and procurement. This is part of the Member Exchange Series. Let us know your thoughts…