Social Procurement Festival 2022

Brought to you by Supply Change, the Social Procurement Festival gathers buyers from both the public & private sector to learn and share best practice for social enterprise procurement, social value activities and to network with social enterprise suppliers and committed buyers.

Our theme this year centres around collaborating to build inclusive and impactful supply chains.

We will hear from policy makers, procurement teams and social enterprises and host a pitching event to create connections to last beyond the festival.


Day 1 Agenda – Wednesday, 23rd March


9:00-9:30 Arrivals/ Open Networking

9:30-9:45 – Introduction to the Festival and day 1

9:45- 10:15- Panel discussion: PPN- One year on & the role of the social value model and the levelling up agenda

Claire Dove CBE DL- VCSE Crown Representative

Fenella Chambers- Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

Catherine Manning- Operations Director, Social Value UK

Rachel Woolliscroft- Co-Founder and Director , BayNel Advisory (Chair)

10:15- 10:30 – Break

10:30-11:00 – How diverse supply chains can create more impact

James Adeleke- CEO & Founder, Generation Success

Inge Woudstra- D&I consultant & COO, Voice At The Table

Sandra Kerr- Director at Race for Opportunity, Business in the Community

11:00-11:45 – How collaboration can remove barriers to social procurement

Sheryl Moore- Group Social Sustainability Manager, Kier

Diane Crowe- Head of Group Sustainability, Reconomy

Robert Walton- COO, Constructionline

Leila Alinaghian, PhD, FHEA – Senior Lecturer and Director MSc in Management, Cranfield School of Management

11:45-11:50 – Closing remarks

11:50- 12:30 – Open networking


Day 2 Agenda – Thursday, 24th March

9:00-9:30 Arrivals/ Open Networking

9:30-9:45 – Introduction to the Festival and day 2

9:45-10:15 – The legacy of COP26: the role of social enterprises in achieving environmental sustainability

Ellen Petts- Managing Director, Greenstream

Harry Wright- Bright Tide

Yasmin Halai Carter- Co-Founder, Ethstat (Chair)

10:15-10:45- Social supplier showcase

Ben Andrews- New Business Manager, Family Fund Business Services

Rickardo Stewart- Founder & Director, Community Souls

Dennis Boateng- Founder, InUse-ReUse

10:45- 11:00 – Break

11:00-12:00 – Buyer & supplier pitching sessions/ Open Networking

12:00-12:45 – The power of intermediaries- collaborating to support the social impact sector

Josh Babarinde- Head of Entrepreneurship Delivery, School for Social Entrepreneurs

Megan Virrels- CEO, Natwest Social and Community Capital

Cathy Brown- CEO, iSE

Amy Jacklin- Growth Manager, Virgin Money

12:45-12:50 – Closing remarks

12:50- 1:00 – Open networking

Please note pitching slots are now full. Supply Change Trusted Suppliers will be given priority as well as those who sign-up on a first come basis.

About Supply Change

Founded in 2018, Supply Change connects organisations looking for goods and services with social suppliers who can deliver quality and a positive impact. We do this through our platform of pre-vetted social enterprises and social procurement services, including spend analysis, impact assessment and events.

Supply Change is a female- founded social enterprise shortlisted by Natwest 3 years in a row as a top 100 social enterprise in the UK.

See how we can help your organisation create impactful supply chains or find out how we can support your social enterprise, co-op or B Corp.

Find out more on our website.

Location: Virtual

Dates: March 23, 2022 - March 24, 2022