Social value innovation sessions #2

How can social value support people into good quality employment and training?

This is a free online event.

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To mark 12 years of partnership working on innovation in social value, Manchester City Council and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies are convening a series of online events bringing together suppliers, commissioners, VCSE organisations and anchor institutions  in this space. 

The second session – focussed on how we can support people into good quality employment and training through social value- will be a collaborative space for thinkers. You’ll hear from expert speakers from across the UK and have the opportunity to dig into their comments with peers.

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.


Conrad Parke is Birmingham Anchor Network Co-ordinator at CLES, where he has supported the Network to develop innovative projects in a number of functions, most notably in procurement and workforce. He worked alongside Birmingham and Solihull NHS Trust, Birmingham City Council and Pioneer Housing to develop the I Can project, which supports housing association residents into NHS roles. As well as his role at CLES Conrad supports two neighbourhoods that have received Big Local funding  in Birmingham and Solihull.

David Berry is Work and Skills Lead at Manchester City Council, a role he has held since 2021. Prior to joining Manchester he was Head of Economy, Employment and Skills at Tameside Council, which he joined in 2005, a role which saw him lead on inclusive growth, commissioning and delivering services including adult education, supported employment, careers support services for young people, business support and advice and employment and health provision.

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