GM Social Value Network Gathering

Co-operative Group HQ, 1 Angel Square, Manchester, M60 0AG

Five years ago, a small group of people with an interest in Greater Manchester, its people and Social Value developed the Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN). Constituted on a voluntary basis, the Network has sought to draw together the public, commercial and social sectors to put Social Value at the heart of everything which Greater Manchester does.

Since that beginning we have grown as a network and have achieved a lot including: showcasing Social Value practice; developing Social Value training; influencing policy and practice; and creating a movement for social change. However, we have lots more to do to meet our vision of ‘embedding Social Value into everything that Greater Manchester does.’

Therefore, to celebrate our successes, to engage with our network further, and to attract and influence new audiences we would like to invite you to a gathering of GMSVN members and wider stakeholders on the morning of Tuesday 10th September 2019. Kindly hosted by the Co-op Group, at its iconic 1 Angel Square building in city centre Manchester, there will be an opportunity to hear from our keynote speakers, Steve Murrells, CEO of the Co-op, and former Cabinet Minister Hazel Blears and to help us answer the question ‘How can we make social value part of everything we do?’

The Gathering is targeted at:

  • GMSVN Members;
  • Political representatives of local authorities in Greater Manchester;
  • Those responsible for strategy and policy making across the public sector;
  • Private sector business with an interest in enhancing their social value;
  • Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Organisations.

There is no charge for the Gathering, but please reserve your place ASAP as places will be limited to one person per organisation.

Please advise via Eventbrite if you have any mobility or access needs, or require reasonable adjustments.

Book your place here.