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Introduction to
Social Procurement


By Supply Change and Constructionline

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Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for anyone wanting to create social value through their procurement spend by buying from social enterprises. The event will be particularly useful for social value, sustainability and procurement teams in housing, construction and local government looking to start or grow their social procurement activity.


What will be covered?

CEO of Supply Change, Beth Pilgrim, will give an introduction to social procurement including practical information on how to find and buy from social enterprises efficiently and reliably whilst avoiding common barriers and mistakes.

Head of Public Procurement at Trowers & Hamlins, Rebecca Rees will give the context from a policy perspective, including how the Social Value Model comes into play in government supply chains.

COO of Constructionline, Robert Walton will talk about how Constructionline is helping buyers prioritise social value and how its partnership with Supply Change is helping social enterprises connect with buyers.

Who are the speakers?

Beth Pilgrim - CEO, Supply Change

Beth is one of the founders of Supply Change and has over 10 years experience across the private and not-for-profit sectors. Beth leads on strategy and sales for Supply Change, helping buyers to achieve impactful social procurement. She has become a leading voice on social procurement and worked with the likes of Kier, Orbit, Camden Council and Hogan Lovells to engage a range of sectors with social enterprise suppliers.

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Rebecca Rees - Head of Public Procurement, Trowers & Hamlins

Rebecca is a leading national expert in public procurement law, consistently ranked as among the world's leading government contracts lawyers (Who's Who Legal and Chambers and Partners). Rebecca has significant experience in advising clients in the public, private and third sectors on public procurement, subsidy control and building safety strategy issues. She advises clients on procurement strategy and structures, how to conduct flexible and compliant procurement procedures and compile objective and transparent evaluation models and guidance.

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Robert Walton - COO, Constructionline

In his role, Robert is responsible for driving the growth of the innovative Constructionline platform, which has been supporting construction buyers and suppliers within the public and private sectors for over 20 years. Robert is instrumental in the organisation’s pioneering support to increase social value and Social Enterprises across the supply chain.

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