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Social Value UK is the professional body for social value and impact management.

As a member-led organisation, our mission is to change the way the world accounts for value. Our aim is to reduce environmental degradation and inequality and increase wellbeing for all. Social Value UK does this through standardising practice through the Principles of Social Value, brokering relationships and encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration, encouraging further accountability for impact, building a community of practitioners and encouraging innovation.

Social Value UK is a Joint Member Network of Social Value International, the global standard-setting organisation for social value and impact management.

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 organisations are accountable for their impact on people and where decisions are made to improve wellbeing, equality and the environment for everyone.

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 together 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.

13 Years in operation
2000+ Supporters
200+ Individual members
100+ Organisational members
Staff Team
Charlotte Österman
Private Sector Lead
Charlotte Österman is Private Sector Lead for Social Value UK. Charlotte offers  extra support and technical expertise to our private sector members to help them on their social value journey. Charlotte is also Partner and Sustainable Development Director…
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Emma Stewart
Office Assistant
Emma is the administrator for Social Value UK and the main contact for financial and general enquiries. Before joining the team Emma worked with several housing and homeless charities across the Northwest. In their spare time Emma is a board member…
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Rosie Sparrow
Operation Coordinator
Rosie Sparrow is Social value UK’s Operations Coordinator. Rosie supports the Membership Manager in engaging with Members of Social Value UK and helps the Communications and Campaigns Officer in marketing and promoting our training and services.…
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Rebecca Harvey
Membership and Networks Manager
Rebecca Harvey is Membership and Networks 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,…
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David Thomas
Communications and Campaigns Manager
David Thomas is Communications and Campaigns Manager 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
Operations Manager
Catherine Manning is Operations Manager for Social Value UK.  Catherine oversees operational activities as a deputy to the CEO, the assurance and accreditation services that Social Value UK offers on behalf of Social Value International and manages the…
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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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Craig Foden
Social Value Officer
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
Chief Executive
Ben Carpenter is the chief executive of Social Value UK and Social Value International leading a global network of practitioners to develop principles and standards for social value accounting. Ben is part of the National Social Value Taskforce and the…
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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
David Shields
Board Member
David joined Bloom as CEO and has helped to shape its organisational strategy, operating practices and structure to reflect the challenges faced by all suppliers and specifically SMEs and VCSE’s providing services to the public sector. Bloom has invested…
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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
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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