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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.

13 Years in operation
2000+ Supporters
250+ Individual members
125+ Organisational members
Staff Team
Lizzie Carline
Membership Manager
Lizzie is Membership Manager for Social Value UK. She works with individual members as well as Partners and Pioneers, supporting them to get the most from their membership and engaging them in Social Value UK’s work. Lizzie has worked in the VCSE sector…
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Isabelle Parasram OBE
Chief Executive
Alongside Crispen Sachikonye, Isabelle is the CEO of Social Value UK (SVUK), the national network for those interested in social value and social impact. It works with its members, through its Social Value Principles, to achieve a broader definition of…
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Crispen Sachikonye
Chief Executive
Crispen acts as Chief Executive of Social Value UK alongside Isabelle Parasram. He works with Lizzie in the Membership and Marketing team to support Social Value UK’s engagement and advocacy efforts. Crispen has vast experience as a marketer, having…
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Maddy England
Digital Marketing & Advocacy Officer
Maddy England is Social Value UK’s Digital Marketing & Advocacy Officer. Maddy’s role at SVUK is to provide support in the promotion and marketing of events and advocacy campaigns, running of social media channels and creation of website content.…
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Nicola Lynch
Civil Society Lead
Nicola Lynch is the Civil Society Lead for Social Value UK. Nicola offers extra support and technical expertise to our VCSE sector members to help them on their social value journeys. Nicola also runs her own consultancy and offers evaluation and…
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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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Catherine Manning
Operations Director
Catherine Manning is Operations Director of Social Value UK, overseeing the operations and strategic direction of the UK professional body for social value and impact management, with a particular expertise in social value assurance, accreditation, and…
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Craig Foden
Social Value Executive
Craig is Social Value Executive for Social Value UK. Craig is part of the technical and assurance teams, helping individuals and organisations embed social value measurement practice in their activities. Craig also works on projects which aim to enhance…
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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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The Board
Claire Kearney
Board Member
Claire is Head of Portfolio Management at Big Society Capital where she is responsible for managing the portfolio of investments and ensuring that the organisations BSC invests into develop and grow in order to maximize their financial and social impact.…
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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
Chair of the Board
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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The Founder
Jeremy Nicholls
Jeremy Nicholls is the Assurance Framework lead for the UNDP SDG Impact Standards and is an ambassador for the Capitals Coalition (a global collaboration to integrate sustainability into business decision-making) working on the interface between financial…
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Eleri Lloyd
Accredited Trainer
Eleri’s background is working within communities to encourage change and development. She has experience working with individuals, community groups and businesses from an education and skills perspective, and has then moved on to work within the third…
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Tim Goodspeed
Technical Lead
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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