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Social Value and Inclusion…. why it’s critical for your business

The CE Birmingham and Black Country Club present ‘Social Value and Inclusion…. why it’s critical for your business’

  • 8.30am Tea and coffee/croissants/bacon rolls & networking
  • 9.00am Welcome & Introduction Andrew Carpenter Chief Executive CE Midlands
  • 9.05am The road to social value Shazad Ahmad, Arup Social Value Manager
  • 9.25am Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) Programme Cathryn Greville, Supply Chain School Head of FIR
  • 9.45am Beyond cost – social value in construction (Speaker TBC)
  • 10.05am Question time with panel of speakers
  • 10.25am Conclusions Andrew Carpenter
  • 10.30am Depart


Cathryn Greville – Supply Chain School 

Cathryn is a leader, advocate and strategic change maker experienced at improving organisations and industries by driving cultural change through innovative strategy, stakeholder engagement, team leadership and project management. I am passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and increasing accountability through sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility. She currently leads the Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Programme for the UK construction and built environment sector, delivered through the Supply Chain Sustainability School and Action Sustainability.

Specialties: Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR). Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI). Gender Equality. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Sustainability. Environment, Social and Governance (ESG). Social Justice.
Advisory. Change Management. Programme Management. Strategic Advocacy. Accountability. Campaigns. Stakeholder Engagement. Public Relations. Legal Advice (qualified lawyer). Law and Policy Reform.

DEI specialties: Anti-discrimination. Equal Opportunity (EEO). Inclusion Frameworks. Attraction & Recruitment. Retention. Promotion. Pay gaps. Parental leave. Work Practices. Board Composition. Training & Development.

Shazad Ahmad – Arup

Shazad has extensive knowledge and experience of Social Value and community engagement with a strong track record in strategy development and social value delivery for public and private sector clients across the UK.

Shazad has over 15 years’ experience delivering community engagement, social value, and ESG for a variety of large complex projects across the UK. As a Senior Social Value Manager for Arup in the Midlands, he supports regional teams, disciplines, and projects with their social value requirements and advises on local strategy development.

Shazad specialises in community and social impacts of schemes and articulating their social value, including engaging with stakeholders and the public.


Event Details

  • Date: 22nd March
  • Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Cost: Free – £25.00
  • Event Category: Regional
  • Venue: The MacDonald Burlington Hotel
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