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Upcoming events for impact-focused procurement teams & social enterprises in February

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Social Procurement Festival 2023

March 29th and 30th, online by Supply Change

The Social Procurement Festival is the event that gathers leaders across the public and private sectors to learn and share best practices for social procurement and to network with decision-makers and social enterprise suppliers.

What to expect

  • Talks from influential speakers

  • Conference-style networking

  • Practical advice and information

  • Social procurement 'meet the buyer'

  • Inspiring stories

  • Connections and actions to take your social procurement journey forward


1st February, Online - By Be Ethical Training

Join this short event to increase your understanding of ESG, learn how to define your approach and develop a strategy to stand out from your business competitors and enhance your outcomes when bidding for new contracts.

1st February, Online and in Person in London - By Doughty Street Chambers

Join this human rights roundtable for a discussion on a campaign for a new UK law to hold companies and the public sector to account when they fail to prevent human rights abuses and environmental harms in their global value chains. Should the UK public sector be amenable to such a law? And If so, what form could it take and what would be the obstacles to making it effective?

2nd February, Online - By Social Investment Scotland

Join this interactive session to find out more about the effects of the increasing cost of living on your organisation, your team, the sector as a whole and the key steps that can be taken to support your sustainability and recovery during this time of economic crisis such as:

  • Buying assets or simple loans for cashflow

  • The range of investors available in Scotland and how to access them

  • Getting investment ready and the further one-to-one support from social investment Scotland

6th February, Online - By OxLEP Business

Join this online webinar to learn how to navigate procurement for business success by understanding the basics of procurement to get yourself a head start, the processes and requirements to become an approved supplier, how to win tenders and how to save money.

13th February, Online - By Peabody

Join this business forum and networking event to discover the challenges faced by South London businesses and learn how to structure and set-up your enterprise to be a socially driven business impacting the local communities and other key stakeholders.


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14th February, Online - By NLA

Join this webinar for discussion on:

  • How can social value metrics be incorporated into the planning system and measured in practice?

  • How to share best practice to support evidence-based decision making?

  • Are there examples of successful metrics-based social value projects that London can learn from?

16th February, London - By LSBU Student Enterprise

Join this interactive event to hear from a panel of social entrepreneurs who are now running their own social impact businesses to learn more about enterprise skills and start ups, ask questions and get first-hand insight and also get top tips on how to be freelance or start your own business and how to grow your professional network.

21st February, Online - By HACT: ideas and innovation in social housing

Join this online conference to get insights and ideas on how to maximise the social impact you have, how to truly embed social value across your business to help support meaningful decision making and take away knowledge to move forward on the next step in your social value journey.

23rd February, Online - By POP and POP ideas

Join this workshop to further improve your social impact measurement & evaluation skills. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of different impact methodologies, how to delve into the art of asking the right questions, how to turn your impact data into great campaigning and marketing materials and how to move from measuring impact to developing a culture of leadership and management around impact.

Supply Change Event

23rd February, online - By Supply Change

This event allows social and environmental suppliers to learn about procurement processes and how best to engage clients and get more traded income. John Hayes, Head of Supply Chain Services at NatWest Group will give the buyer's view, Lucy Ferguson of leading social supplier Mediorite will explore how they've successfully engaged and sold to corporate buyers.

23rd February, London - By Social Value UK

Join this half-day hybrid conference to:

  • learn about a number of ‘lesser focussed on’ areas of wellbeing that have an impact on staff

  • learn how to tie these and other areas of wellbeing into your workplace policies and ethos

  • Recognise what you are already doing in these areas

  • Understand how wellbeing in the workplace links to your organisation’s contribution to social value

  • Identify ways in which you can measure the social value you are creating through investing in wellbeing in the workplace

28th February, Oxford - By OxLEP Business

Join this event to explore social procurement opportunities with prospective local buyers for social enterprises, purposeful businesses and trading charities in Oxfordshire and gain a better understanding of what products and services buyers might be interested in procuring, and how to approach them with their particular business offer.


Find out more about our work to increase spending with social businesses here. To find out how to reach your sustainability targets through social procurement contact or check out our services for buyers.


To get the latest events, resources and thinking around social impact and sustainability in business subscribe to The Social Procurement Round-Up.


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