Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has been announced as a winner in the UK’s first Social Value Awards for its approach to generating social value from operations across the Ministry of Defence training estate.

Landmarc wins Social Value Award

Steve Utley (left), Landmarc managing director and Liz Richardson (centre), senior UK delivery allocations and utilisation manager at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), collect the award from Peter Holbrook (right) chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, at the Social Value Summit.

Established by the Cabinet Office and supported by KPMG, the Awards are the first in the UK to recognise and celebrate good practice in commissioning and providing social value. They were presented on the 11th February during a ceremony at the Social Value Summit hosted by Social Enterprise UK and Interserve.

Working in partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to manage and operate military training facilities across the UK, Landmarc won its award in the ‘Promoting and Mainstreaming the Social Value Act’ category, in recognition of a range of initiatives that demonstrate social value over and above its contractual obligations.

Examples include joining forces with Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) to pioneer the UK’s first Social Value Summit in 2013, one year after the Public Services (Social Value) Act was implemented. The event brought together business leaders and campaigners to review the success of the Act and plan for the future.

Here Landmarc launched its first social impact report, demonstrating its positive social, environmental and economic outcomes. These include £90 million Gross Value Added (GVA) and a reinvestment of almost £2 million of profits to fund rural business improvements.

Commenting on the award win, Steve Utley, Managing Director at Landmarc, said:

“We are proud to win this award in recognition of our efforts to promote social value.  The training estate on which we operate covers some of the most rural locations in Britain and as such, we rely heavily on the support of the communities in which we work. It is therefore encouraging to see our efforts to nurture positive, local relationships recognised in this way. 

“Employing local people, sourcing products and services from local suppliers and investing in our communities are part of our business model and are critical to helping sustain a strong rural economy. We are delighted to win an award which promotes the importance of good, responsible business practices.”

Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said:

“The Social Value Act delivers value for money while strengthening communities. Its success depends on providers of public services around the country. All winners exemplify the Act and are helping us to build a more compassionate society.”

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