Powering social value through recovery

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Manchester City Council and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) would like to invite you to our annual social value event: powering social value through recovery. The two hour event is free to attend and will be held virtually on Thursday 11th March from 10.00am.

CLES have been working with Manchester City Council and partners across Greater Manchester for over 11 years to advance progressive procurement policy and practice and embed social value. The approach that has been adopted has been not just about making efficiency savings, but also about ensuring that procurement enables the growth of local economies and addresses key issues including poverty.

In recent years this commitment has been enhanced further through increased collaboration evidenced by the development of the Greater Manchester Social Value Procurement Framework and an array of activities across the ten local authorities and other public, commercial and social sector partners.

This purpose of this year’s event is to showcase some of the great work being undertaken in Greater Manchester and further afield.

The event will be chaired by Carol Culley (Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer, Manchester City Council) and the sessions will include:

  • A keynote from Neil McInroy (CLES).
  • An update on social value activities, summarising the changes in social value policy that have occurred in the past year, specifically in relation to the Council’s Covid-19 response.
  • A choice of workshops include a refresh of Greater Manchester social value policy, climate change, the armed forces and care leaver covenant and diversity.

Delegates will receive a copy of the final agenda and instructions on how to access the venue around a week before the event. Should you have any questions regarding this event, please contact David Burch at CLES.

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