Sandwell Council Delegates New Social Enterprise Champion


Sandwell Council assigns a new social enterprise champ, Deputy chief executive John Garrett, to foster stronger relationships between local businesses and public bodies.

The council announced the appointment during the recent Social Enterprise West Midlands (SEWM) event where the Social Value Act was presented to over 200 delegates. The Social Value Act makes sure investments made by the administration with local businesses can improve the social and environmental welfare of local areas. The The Social Value Act "made it law for public bodies to consider how the services they buy in can improve the social and environmental wellbeing of local areas, as well as achieve value for money."

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