Social Value is not in short supply; Collaborative workshop showcases social impact

On Friday 5th October 2018, the NWCH Supply Chain special interest group combined forces with the Social Value special interest group to host a conference in the Great Hall at Manchester Town Hall.

The main purpose of the event was to explain and improve understanding of the benefits of social value to Clients, contractors, suppliers and the surrounding communities and to show how they can improve the social impact they have across the regions.

Speakers on the day included NWCH contractors giving examples via case studies, the Supply Chain Sustainability School, the Museum of Science and Industry, CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), and Recycling Lives.

Catering was kindly provided by HM Pasties; a local Social Enterprise Scheme committed to providing sustainable employment for people with criminal convictions and young people at risk of criminal involvement. A perfect example of social value in action.

The event was an overwhelming success and put a spotlight on the collaborative spirit of the North West Construction Hub and their contracting partners. On the back of this, plans are already underway for further, similar events. Watch this space!

‘A really informative day and it’s great to hear the collaborative social value work that is going on within the sector and the difference it is making. Let’s all support it!’ MHA Architects

‘Great to hear Framework Managers, contractor partners, Supply Chain Sustainability School and CITB giving the same social value message. Priorities for the industry – attract new talent, get people into employment and up-skill the workforce.’  Vicky Hutchinson, Head of Social Value, ISG.

‘It is great to see an array of organisations coming together to talk about the importance of corporate social responsibility in the construction industry.’  Impact Reporting

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