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For over 30 years, we have worked with organisations worldwide to introduce and support innovation in the workplace. Our sole purpose is to help you harness the power of innovative ideas within your organisation, which in turn will help build long term value, deliver a competitive edge and enhance employee engagement.

Are you about to establish an innovation process within your organisation?

Is there a current ideas scheme that needs to be reinvigorated?

Do you already have an established process, but wonder where next?

Or just need help to harness your employee ideas and build employee engagement?

If you answer 'YES' to any of the questions above then ideasUK can help - get in touch today!





There are many factors that contribute to the success of an idea scheme/involvement programme within an organisation; the engagement of employees, having a scheme that is well resourced, reward & recognition and all of these are positively influenced through the support of an enthusiastic sponsor.

In 2016 idea networks in the UK, Germany, USA, Dubai and Austria all held individual competitions to search for a highly committed senior leader who supports the innovation culture within their organisation.


The winners from each country competition have now been enrolled into the global competition. The first GLOBAL WINNER will be announced at the ZENTRUM IDEAS Conference in Germany on 30th March, however we would like to take the next few weeks to highlight our country winners, so look out for the weekly updates!

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS from each country who are:


ideasUK: Richard Firmstone from RICOH UK Products Ltd
ideasUK: Mohamed Al Shehhi from Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi
Ideas Germany: Maik Hopfeld from Kali and Salt
Ideas America: Tom Blades from Grote Industries
Ideas Austria: Grasser Mansuet from Georg Fischer GmbH &Co KG


For Previous Winners CLICK HERE

In 2016 idea networks in the UK, Germany, USA, Dubai and Austria all held individual competitions to search for a highly committed senior leader who supports the innovation culture within their organisation.

In the weeks prior to the announcement we are highlighting each country winner. ideasUK had joint winners in 2016 and today the spotlight is on:

Mr. Mohamed Saeed Al Shehhi from the Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi (SCAD)

Mr. Mohamed Saeed Al Shehhi holds the position of Executive Director - Corporate Support Sector. He was instrumental in aligning the organization's vision towards innovation and excellence. With his intellect and innovative thinking, he proposed SCAD's vision of 'Leadership & Innovation in Statistics', placing innovation at the heart of the business strategy.

He has developed a number of innovative schemes and initiatives and personally promotes these through well planned & meticulous execution of awareness campaigns. He designs a 'Promotion Plan' for each initiative to generate curiosity amongst the staff & then launches the follow-on campaign to maximise participation.

To promote an innovation culture, he has organized workshops, Gitex participation, book fairs, sessions to the public and a document centre promoting innovation schemes in SCAD. He has also changed the annual appraisal process to include a 2% bonus for innovation to be included in all employee reviews, again embedding the culture of innovation within the organisation.

Mr. Mohamed Saeed Al Shehhi is not just a figure head, but gets actively involved, chairing 12 meetings every year in SCAD to encourage new ideas to improve quality & performance, attending regular knowledge sharing sessions and is a member of the committee that reviews ideas submitted by staff.

He continually seeks ways to innovate, supporting ideas from conception to implementation and providing encouragement, budget and manpower to ensure the vision of 'Leadership in Innovation' becomes a reality and a way of working for all employees.





How does your suggestion scheme compare to the best of the best?

Achieved Silver or Gold Accreditation and looking to gain Platinum?

Already achieved Platinum and looking to ensure you retain Platinum?

Then the ideasUK Accreditation is a must have for you and your organisation!

The ideasUK Accreditation programme is the way for organisations to give both internal and external prominence to their employee innovation scheme. The Accreditation process subjects your employee innovation programme to an external assessment by ideasUK. An end to end review of the programme is carried out and guidance given on areas of strength and where to focus improvement efforts.


Based on the levels achieved organisations will be awarded a Silver, Gold or Platinum Certification, presented at our annual conference in November.


Previous winners of Platinum Certification will be awarded a supplementary number to signify the 'consecutive' years that they have maintained this level of excellence.


This year the questions have been updated and an employee engagement section added. The new questions are available for you to review on the members section of the website.


Whilst accreditation is carried out in September/October, we are now taking bookings and fixing dates. The form is available to complete on the website and can be accessed by clicking here.


Also available is a scheme 'health-check', an early scheme review prior to full accreditation. This is free to members, although for our friends in the Middle-East there will be a charge for travel and accommodation.







You can now be a part of the ideasUK community by either subscribing as a member or by signing up for individual services tailored to you.
Ideas Management      specialist Educational & Networking     events
ideasUK Toolbox Webinars
Accreditation Free awards entry

Full details of our prices and services are available to view on our Services Page.





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zena Cox Operations Director, ideasUK


 Zena Cox



 Operations Director ideasUK  



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