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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
Isabelle Parasram
Chief Executive
Isabelle acts as Chief Executive of Social Value UK alongside Crispen Sachikonye. Prior to joining SVUK, Isabelle was the Vice President of a major UK political party and a member of its Senior Leadership Team. She advocated on social justice, human rights…
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Crispen Sachikonye
Chief Executive
Crispen acts as Chief Executive of Social Value UK alongside Isabelle Parasram.
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Maddy England
Digital Marketing, Communications & Events Assistant
Maddy England is Social Value UK’s Digital Marketing, Communications & Events Assistant. Maddy’s role at SVUK is to provide support in the promotion and marketing of events, running of social media channels and creation of website content. Maddy…
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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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Rosie Sparrow
Interim Membership Manager
Rosie Sparrow is Social Value UK’s Interim Membership Manager. Rosie’s role at SVUK is to work collaboratively with members and support them on their membership journey. Rosie oversees all membership services and manages the planning of SVUK…
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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 body for social value and impact management professionals, with a particular expertise in social value assurance, and accreditation,…
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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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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
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
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’s mission is to use the power of business models and capital to create sustainable, positive social change. Richard has over 20 years of not for profit, social investment, corporate and hospitality experience with a strong track record in developing…
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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

A New Dawn in Wellbeing – 24th September – Meet the Speakers
New Supplementary Green Book Wellbeing Guidance  In late July 2021, New Supplementary Green Book Wellbeing guidance was launched issuing…
Announcing Owl XL CIC as Social Value Pioneers
Social Value UK is proud to announce Owl XL CIC as a Social Value Pioneer! Ahead of their joining, Social Value UK spoke to Owl XL CIC about their social…
Apply for you scholarship to #SVM2021!
It is now only 6 weeks until Social Value Matters 2021 – the largest social value and impact management conference of the year and we are thrilled to…