Louise Townsend is the Head of Social Value and Sustainability at Morgan Sindall. She was instrumental in forming the first strategic partnership between a construction firm and Social Value UK, and launching the Social Value Bank in 2019.
Since joining Morgan Sindall in 2008 as Head of Social Value and Sustainability, Louise Townsend has seen the company develop a position at the vanguard of social value in construction. In 2019 they exemplified commitment to social value measurement by launching the Social Value Bank, a tool designed to provide better forecasting and analysis of social value outputs. Louise also received the Individual Leadership Award at the National Social Value Awards 2020, in recognition of the contributions she has made to the social value debate and developing best practices.
Louise has shared her experience and insight with governmental departments and procurement bodies, and was also instrumental in the Morgan Sindall Group becoming the first construction firm to form a strategic partnership with Social Value UK. The collaboration will see the two organisations work together to optimise social value outputs from construction activity and embed best practice analysis across the wider industry.