Workshop: The Role of Social Value in Business Success

This event is open to introduction and implementation year members

25 July
time 10:00
Workshop: The Role of Social Value in Business Success

Understand social value to boost business success with the public and private sectors. 

Why Attend? 

Better understand what social value is, and how it can help your business grow. In this member-only workshop, we’ll hear from Mace Group’s Head of Social Value, where you’ll gain insights into how social value can benefit your community as well as your business.  

 A key part of social value is hiring locally, and we’ll learn from Good People its importance, impact and how it can help win future business.  

 Use this workshop to connect with and learn from our expert organisations and responsible business network.   

Key Takeaways 

  • Better understanding of what social value is 
  • Learn how to go about ‘doing’ social value, with a focus on local recruitment 
  • Understand how it can benefit your community and your business  
  • Why social value is important to winning business from the public sector and larger corporates   

Who Should Attend? 

SMEs currently working in or wanting to work in the built environment, as well as any SME wanting to access public sector or larger corporate supply chains.  


10.00: Introduction and meeting your fellow members 

10.15: Introduction to Social Value, Sue Hardy, Mace Group 

10.35: Q&A 

10.45: Break-out rooms 

11.00: How local hiring can benefit your business, Joss Hunt, Good People 

11.15: Q&A 

11.25: Wrap up   

Speaker profiles 

Sue Hardy, Head of Social Value, Mace Group 

Sue is a highly experience Social Value practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in various sectors including Finance, Logistics, Infrastructure and Construction. 

She has developed social value strategies, social value frameworks and measurement frameworks for a range of diverse businesses and complex programmes. 

She has created and delivered award winning programmes on social mobility, employability and diversity and inclusion programmes. Ensuring there is a measurement framework in place to ensure that the social outcomes and impacts are fully measured, analysed and reported on. 

She has managed teams of up to 40 people to support the delivery of a range of community partnerships, including the development of robust communication plans to ensure that the partnerships achieve their goals. 

She has worked across a diverse range of businesses (private and public sector) and programmes to ensure that social value is fully embedded and to maximise the social value created.  

Joss Hunt, Co-Founder and Director of Programmes, GoodPeople 

Joss is the Co-Founder and Director of Programmes for GoodPeople, social enterprise connecting purposeful employers to diverse local talent. 

After a background in the commercial advertising industry, he has set up and scaled charities and social enterprises that connect local communities to education and employment at scale, both in the UK and internationally. 

Joss has designed and delivered large scale programmes, initiatives and employer networks across social value, green skills, and Section 106. 

He is a member of the City of London’s Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce, and nominated on the Climate Champions’ Power List. 

Organisation Bio  

Mace Group 

A global organisation specialising in the built environment. Mace connect expertise across the entire property and infrastructure lifecycle to help our clients, people, communities and society achieve more than they believe possible. 


GoodPeople are a social enterprise that connect purposeful employers to diverse local talent.  

GoodPeople connect corporates, SMEs and the public sector to jobseekers through a network of community partners, and their inclusive jobs platform 

They deliver social value, Section 106 and green skills employment programmes for public, private and non-profit partners. Their work directly delivers to community priorities, while generating significant social, commercial and reputational benefits for their clients. 


We aim to make our learning opportunities and workshops accessible to everyone; if there’s anything you need from us to access this event please let us know in advance. 

Our Workshops 

Exclusive to our Foundations for Responsible Business members, our virtual workshops are online, last for 90 minutes and provide a collaborative learning environment featuring presentations on key topics relevant to responsible business practices. 


Sue Hardy, Head of Social Value
Mace Group
Joss Hunt, Co-Founder and Director of Programmes

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