Social Value Campaign Week 2024

This week we are focusing on how technology companies are supporting social value initiatives and making positive contributions to communities across the UK. #techUKSocialValueWeek


Over the next two days (Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 February) techUK’s Central Government Programme will be running our first Social Value Week. We will be focusing on how technology companies are supporting social value initiatives and making positive contributions to communities across the UK.

Social value has been a requirement in public sector procurement since 2013, and a determinant of public procurement outcomes since 2020. We wanted to highlight how techUK members have used the policy in central government contracts to deliver meaningful outcomes for communities and the environment. You can read all the blogs below: 

Fighting Climate Change- The Effective Stewardship of the Environment

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Enhancing biodiversity monitoring and people’s connection with nature: The Natural History Museum's Data Ecosystem

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Revolutionizing Green Data: The Impact of Generative AI on Sustainability


How Leidos Logistics, Commodities & Services Transformation programme is helping to fight climate change

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Why tracking your tech emissions matters in 2024


Tackling Economic Inequality - Create new businesses, jobs and skills, and increase supply chain resilience and capacity.


Local digital: Creating social value in collaboration with DLUHC


Innovating for Social Good: Design Thinking as a Catalyst for Change


From Waste to Worth - HMP Hindley’s IT Recycling Workshop


Equal Opportunity - Reduce the disability employment gap and tackle workforce inequality.


Beyond Hiring: Empowering Disadvantaged Groups and Delivering Social Value


Wellbeing - Improve health and wellbeing and improve community integration.


An Exploration of Tech’s Capacity to Improve Wellbeing & Health Equality


Social Value: Why all leaders must walk the walk


Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Heather is Head of Central Government Programme at techUK, working to represent the supplier community of tech products and services to Central Government.

Prior to joining techUK in April 2022, Heather worked in the Economic Policy and Small States Section at the Commonwealth Secretariat.  She led the organisation’s FinTech programme and worked to create an enabling environment for developing countries to take advantage of the socio-economic benefits of FinTech.

Before moving to the UK, Heather worked at the Office of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas and the Central Bank of The Bahamas.

Heather holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from LSE, and a BA in Economics and Sociology from Macalester College.

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Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Ellie joined techUK in March 2018 as a Programme Assistant to the Public Sector team and now works as a Programme Manager for the Central Government Programme.

The programme represents the supplier community of technology products and services in Central Government – in summary working to make Government a more informed buyer, increasing supplier visibility in order to improve their chances of supplying to Government Departments, and fostering better engagement between the public sector and industry. To find out more about what we do, how we do this and how you can get involved – make sure to get in touch!

Prior to joining techUK, Ellie completed Sixth Form in June 2015 and went on to work in Waitrose, moved on swiftly to walking dogs and finally, got an office job working for a small local business in North London, where she lives with her family and their two Bengal cats Kai and Nova.

When she isn’t working Ellie likes to spend time with her family and friends, her cats, and enjoys volunteering for diabetes charities. She has a keen interest in writing, escaping with a good book and expanding her knowledge watching far too many quiz shows!

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Annie Collings

Annie Collings

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK

Annie joined techUK as the Programme Manager for Cyber Security and Central Government in September 2023.

Prior to joining techUK, Annie worked as an Account Manager at PLMR Healthcomms, a specialist healthcare agency providing public affairs support to a wide range of medical technology clients. Annie also spent time as an Intern in an MPs constituency office and as an Intern at the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed. 

Annie graduated from Nottingham Trent University, where she was an active member of the lacrosse society. 

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Ella Gago-Brookes

Team Assistant, Markets, techUK

Ella joined techUK in November 2023 as a Markets Team Assistant, supporting the Justice and Emergency Services, Central Government and Financial Services Programmes.  

Before joining the team, she was working at the Magistrates' Courts in legal administration and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2022.  Ella attained an undergraduate degree in History and Politics, and a master's degree in International Relations and Security Studies, with a particular interest in studying asylum rights and gendered violence.  

In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, watching true crime documentaries, travelling, and making her best attempts to become a better cook.  

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