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Board Member Profile 

Lauren Bailey

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Lauren Bailey is part of property and construction consultancy Ridge, as Head of Social Value.

At Westminster City Council, Lauren designed and implemented the authority’s overall approach to social value. Lauren embedded social value in contracts, monitoring and evaluating the council’s impact on the local community through jobs, growth, environmental and social benefits.

Spearheading the council’s social value agenda, Lauren has been at the forefront of integrating social value in the procurement process, scoring suppliers in tenders of over £2million.

Prior to her role at Westminster City Council, Lauren led training routes for Croydon residents and launched an employment service for residents around the Brent redevelopment, bringing first-hand knowledge in creating opportunities for local people and managing CIL funding to promote growth and boost employment.

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