September 21, 2018 at 8:30am - 6pm

Social Value Portal is proud to announce the Social Value Gathering, an event dedicated to exploring Scotland’s future through the lens of social value.

We all want a society that is vibrant, viable and inclusive. But how do we achieve this? Through legislation, Scotland has prioritised social value as a vital component to many areas of public, private and voluntary sector activity. But putting this into practice needs the systematic collaboration of all three sectors.

We want the Gathering to tackle this challenge by creating a collaborative space and leaving with a plan of action for a more inclusive Scotland.

We are also proud supporters of The Social Bite.


The Gathering has invited a diverse range of contributors, including Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform The Social Bite, Citizens Advice, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence,  Balfour Beatty, SEPA, University of Edinburgh’s Design Informatics, Social Investment Scotland, Scottish Land Commission, Changeworks, Scotland’s Towns Partnerships, Cornerstone, Stirling Council and many others.


Social Value Marketplace and digital collaboration

The event will also see the launch of SVP’s Social Value Marketplace, using an interactive tool to spotlight and develop exciting social value-led initiatives.

We are looking to break new ground in terms of the format as well, with an innovative partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s Design Informatics team to create a digital social value “thread” that leads to a collaborative space at the end of the day.


Our sessions include:

How social value became our business model, with Josh Littlejohn, Founder of The Social Bite

Followed by a panel discussion with Josh Littlejohn, the Social Bite; Nicola Barclay, Homes for Scotland; Martin Valenti, Scottish Land Commission; Teresa Bray, Changeworks; Gill Henry, Business Development Director, Cruden Homes TBC

Moderator: Nick Rowan, Balfour Beatty

Housing strategy – Why the evidence points to a social-value led approach, with Professor Kenneth Gibb, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence

Prosperous & Productive Places– Can a more strategic & entrepreneurial approach to vacant & derelict land unlock sustainable inclusive growth? Professor Ken Gibb, UCCHE; Sarah Boyack, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations; Phil Prentice, Scotland’s Towns Partnerships; Nicola Barclay, Homes for Scotland Discussions led by Martin Valenti SLC

Financing the Future– Can Scotland pioneer finance with a social purpose as the new norm? Louise Wilson, Abundance; Simon Chisholm, Resonance; Alastair Davis, Social Investment Scotland; Peter Ewart, Caledonian Economics

and many others

To see the full agenda, please click the link below:

September 21, 2018 at 8:30am - 6pm
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
Sponsored by Supporting Scotland's Towns
Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns