14 September 2023 | Collaboration | Our Work

Webinar on social value available to watch on demand

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group’s latest webinar: ‘Rebooting social value’ – is now available to watch on demand.

The webinar – which was delivered in association with LCRIG Associate member Colas – took place on Monday 11th September and featured Sean Rooney, Head of Service – Highway Maintenance, Environment & Place at Oxfordshire County Council; Carol Glenn, Social Value Programme Manager at Solihull MBC; and Beth Bradley, National Highways.

The session was chaired by LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey with the panellists covering a variety of topics including:

    • Maximising social value delivery through collaboration and consistency, getting the most out of it for communities
    • The true impact of social value
    • Getting social value into Business as Usual
    • Avoiding complacency when it comes to embedding social value
    • What next for social value?
    • How do we make the reboot happen?

The webinar formed part of a series which is looking at how far the highways sector has come in embedding social value and where challenges still lie.

Earlier this year the series kicked off with an invitation-only virtual roundtable discussion with councils invited to discuss how social value is being delivered, and how collaborative social value delivery can respond to future challenges faced.

Rachael Atkin, Head of Social Value at Colas recently examined how the measurement of social value is changing as the industry becomes more mature in approach to social value, ten years on from its introduction to procurement.

The series will conclude with a panel session at this year’s Strictly Highways which takes places at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, from 3-5 October.

Watch the webinar below: