ISG’s Dr Vicky Hutchinson speaks on enduring social value

14 December 2017

Dr Vicky Hutchinson - ISG frameworks and social responsibility manager

Across the public sector, organisations are under significant pressure to build legacy into their places and systems, maximising the value of public funds by accommodating both current and future needs.

In an effort to support clients as they build value, ISG’s frameworks and social responsibility manager, Dr. Vicky Hutchinson, spoke to delegates at the Education Estates Conference in Manchester on how to get the social value your project deserves.

Dr Vicky Hutchinson said: “In the face of the Social Value Act 2013, people who commission public services are required to think about how they can also secure wider social, economic and environmental benefits as part of their contracts.

“They need to think about whether the services they are going to buy, or the way they are going to buy them, will secure these benefits for their area or stakeholders.”

We were asked to speak at Education Estates conference on the behalf of the North West Construction Hub (NWCH) and the framework contractors.

ISG has delivered more than 60 projects through the NWCH medium value framework across office, hospitality and leisure, education and public sectors.

Education Estates focuses on the funding, design, build, management and maintenance of schools, colleges and universities across the UK.

“The presentation questioned if clients understood how they could get the best from their projects and examined what is realistic for them to ask for and expect.

“We also spoke about how they should monitor value and ensure that it is delivered,” said Vicky.