Case Studies – Championing Social Value
Pauline has been at the forefront of championing the social enterprise movement in Scotland for well over twelve years. As CEO of Social Firm Scotland (SFS) she is passionate about the value of social firms in creating work opportunities for people who experience barriers to employment – in particular, people with a disability, mental health issue, substance abuse, a prison record, homeless issue and young people.
Brendan joined Inverclyde Council in 2010 as its Corporate Procurement Manager. He was a member of the first ever Partners for Change Programme in Scotland. This is a tried and tested process of securing better local outcomes through improved collaboration with the third sector. The programme is supported by the Ready for Business programme with funding from The Scottish Government. Brendan found this process and the learning that came out has informed his current approach to procurement within Inverclyde Council.
David Williams has been Executive Director of Social Care Services for Glasgow City Council since December 2012. Starting as a social worker in Glasgow he then worked for thirteen years in the third sector, first as Assistant Director with NCH (now called Action for Children) and most recently as Director of Services at Quarriers.
Andy Hay – Procurement Planning Manager
Andy moved from a programme management position within the financial sector, initially on a six month contract, to carry out an assurance role in relation to procurement within NHS Lothian and NHS Tayside.
This case study introduces learning from the work of Mike McNally, one of the longest-serving Community Benefit ‘Champions’ currently active in Scotland’s public sector. Mike’s task is to maximise the use and impact of Community Benefit Clauses in relation to public investment in the physical infrastructure and related services in Glasgow