Have you heard of Social Value in business? Are you dancing around the idea, but have not put your Social Value policy into practice? Ingeus would like to invite you to the Social Value in Business Panel Event on Thursday 4th June 2015, 12-2pm, Dance City Newcastle.

At this FREE bite-sized lunchtime event, Ingeus has formed a panel from leading North East businesses giving them each 5 minutes on what Social Value means to their organisations.

There will be an informal networking lunch with a chance to network and share best practice with likeminded people from businesses and organisations across the North East.

The panel will be facilitated by hosts, Ingeus and includes representatives in what we expect will be a lively panel and Q&A.

The aim of the event is for SMEs to come along, learn more about the implications of the social value act and how meeting the requirements of the Act can benefit their business.

This event will also highlight how companies, who are considering taking on an apprenticeship or traineeship, can do so and what support is available. Attendees will be given the chance to talk to others about how this has helped their business to grow while supporting social value and the local community

The panellists confirmed so far are:

Bob Paton, Interim Chief Executive of the North East LEP will be explaining what Social Value means to the North East region as a whole. Bob will also be sharing the success of Accenture’s apprencticeships scheme, as Managing Director of Accenture.

Darush Dodds, Group Added Value Manager from the Esh Group, will be showing how the Added Value team ‘add value’ to their commercial operations above and beyond contract requirements through a series of structured and transferable engagement programmes.

Hannah Underwood, CEO of The Key – As CEO of a charity, Hannah will talk about what it means to for socially reponsible businesses to partner with social sector organisations and achieving business goals and delivering social value needn’t be mutually exclusive.

Simon Hanson, the Federation of Small Businesses – will explain how the FSB have been campaigning to Keep Trade Local through the Social Value Act Campaign. Their campaign is to get local authorities across the North East region to help small businesses and social enterprises win more business with each authority.

Ask your questions in advance

We are encouraging attendees with questions to ask them in advance in ‘Question Time’ fashion, please don’t be shy when registering your space at the event.

More information can be found on http://vickistonemarketing.co.uk/dancing-around-social-value-ingeus-panel-event-4-june-2015

We have a limited amount of spaces for this event so please contact events organiser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express an interest.

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