On the 11th of March, private businesses, public sector organisations and VCSEs will be joining The Social Procurement Festival online. To create the most potential for further learning and opportunities, we have invited speakers who are leaders in socially motivated business to share insights and engage in discussions.
Attendees can use this guide as preparation for contributing to discussions and identifying opportunities for learning and connection. Not signed up yet? Register for remaining tickets here
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Natalie Campbell, Chief Executive, Belu Water Catherine Manning, Interim CEO, Social Value UK Emily Davis, Head of Social Impact, Amey Helen Moore, Managing Director, Orbit Homes Kasia Cheng, Operations Executive, Nemi Teas Anna Ware, Managing Director, Clear Voice Nureen Glaves, CEO from, Feed Me Good Kelly Bewers, founder, Impact Edit
About the speakers
Natalie Campbell, Chief Executive, Belu Water
Natalie Campbell is an award-winning social entrepreneur and broadcaster. She is Co-CEO of Belu Water, a drinks business that puts people and the environment first. Prior to this, Natalie led on insight and innovation for The Royal Foundation and co-founded A Very Good Company, a global social innovation agency that worked with brands on embedding purpose and sustainability practices.
Catherine Manning, Interim CEO, Social Value UK
Catherine oversees the operations and strategic direction of the UK body for social value and impact management professionals, with a particular expertise in social value assurance, and accreditation, and organisational capacity building, as well as supporting the development of cross-sectoral social value brokerage approaches.
Emily Davis, Head of Social Impact, Amey Emily leads a programme of action at Amey that promotes responsible business, creates positive social and environmental impact and drives the delivery of sustainable services across the organisation. Her work spans a range of sectors including highways, rail, waste and facilities management. She has a Masters in Sustainable Leadership and is an avid fan of the great outdoors.
Helen Moore, Managing Director, Orbit Homes Helen has worked in the property development industry for 30 years, initially at Countryside and Crest Nicholson before becoming the first non-family Managing Director of City & Country, who specialises in the restoration and conversion of historic and listed buildings. She joined Orbit Homes as Managing Director in October 2019 and is responsible for the operational delivery of all new build developments across the business; targeting an additional 6,500 new homes by 2025. Helen is passionate about creating well designed, good quality, tenure blind developments where their residents can thrive; ensuring customers have an excellent experience throughout the buying process, and maximising the social benefit, while reducing the environmental impact, of the new homes that Orbit Homes deliver.
Kasia Cheng, Operations Executive, Nemi Teas Kasia joined the team after completing the Year Here Fellowship. Previously, she worked at the United Nations, helping to develop the global AIDS strategy. She holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from Cambridge University.
Anna Ware, Managing Director, Clear Voice Anna built a career in sales and business before deciding to change direction more than 10 years ago, starting with a role in grassroots community engagement. Since taking over the social enterprise Clear Voice 3 years ago, she has seen turnover double through business development and the onboarding of new contracts.
Nureen Glaves, CEO from, Feed Me Good Nureen leads a specialist team of experts to develop bespoke accredited programmes for different communities across London and the UK. The accredited programme teaches life skills ranging from health and wellbeing, sustainability, employment and education. Nureen has experience working with diverse communities ranging from black and ethnic communities to low income from all ages and backgrounds. Feed Me Good has been combating the health inequalities our communities face by providing them with essential life skills to thrive and lead happy healthy lives.
Kelly Bewers, founder, Impact Edit Kelly is the founder of Impact Edit, which builds affordable digital products for organisations tackling social and environmental injustice, through cooperative innovation and ethical technology stewardship. She writes about women and entrepreneurship for Pioneers Post and works as a consultant on projects contributing to new, equitable economies.
Join 100+ attendees on 11th March, to share, learn, connect and create impact through social procurement. Tickets available here.
If you have any questions about The Social Procurement Festival, or how Supply Change creates impact through social procurement, please don't hesitate to email us firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30-10:00 - Arrivals
10:00-10:15 - Event Introduction Welcome from the hosts, Supply Change, and what to expect from the day
10:15-10:30 - Break / Networking
10:30-11:15 - Policy Talk
Understanding the government's new social value model and what it means for procurement with audience Q&A
Rachel Woolliscroft, Director at BayNel Advisory & Claire Dove CBE, VCSE Crown Representative
11:15- 12:00 -Sponsors Talk
Hear from our sponsors Sovereign, Durkan and Peabody
12:00-12:30 - Supplier Talk
Learn about the work of three social enterprise suppliers and how they've successfully engaged with corporates and the public sector Kasia Cheng, Nemi Teas Anna Ware, Clear Voice Nureen Glaves, from Feed Me Good
12:30-12:55 - Break / Networking/ Lunch
12:55- 14:00 - Meet the Buyer
FOR THOSE REGISTERED: A pitching event putting social enterprises in direct contact with socially motivated buyers Slots are organised on a first-come, first-serve basis, but we will try to accommodate as many connections as possible. For those not involved in Meet the Buyer, this time will be a chance for general networking.
14:00- 15:00 - Panel discussion "The future of social procurement"- speakers share their thoughts on how social procurement can become the norm, examples of best practice, and what are the challenges we face. Followed by a Q&A.
On the panel:
Natalie Campbell, Chief Executive, Belu Water Catherine Manning, Interim CEO, Social Value UK Emily Davis, Head of Social Impact, Amey Helen Moore, Managing Director, Orbit Homes The discussion will be chaired by Kelly Bewers, Founder, Impact Edit
15:00-15:15 - Wrap up
15:15-15:30 - Networking until close