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30th International Conference - Hensol Castle @ The Vale Resort & Spa Cardiff, 9/10 November 2016





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!



ideasUK 31st International Conference & Idea of the Year Competition
Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th November 2017


It's time to hold the date for the 2017 ideasUK conference! As always we promise to pull together an engaging program, with varied speakers and interactive sessions relevant to the idea and innovation community.

This year the conference is being held at The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, famous for being Shakespeare's birthplace!



I am sure you are also eagerly awaiting the launch of the ideasUK 2017 Idea of the Year Competition.


This year we have teamed up with Wazoku, who have kindly offered to provide an on-line platform for the competition, so for the first time we are automating the submission process. Look out for your invite to participate later this month!


In addition to our conference, we are planning a series of webinars, so if there is a topic you would like us to cover, or if you would like to get involved and present, then please get in touch. If you missed the first event, on accelerated innovation, it can be found on the members section of the ideasUK website:


Future webinar dates, all booked at 9:00am GMT for 30 minutes:

Tuesday 11th April

Tuesday 20th June

Tuesday 8th August

Tuesday 10th October

Tuesday 12th December

Looking forward to working with you all this year!



As you know we have been collaborating with our sister organisations across the globe to enhance our network capabilities and bring you greater opportunities for collaboration, recognition and publicity.

A key event for each organisation is the annual Idea of the Year competition to recognise and celebrate the exceptional ideas created by individuals within their organisation. This year we developed a NEW GLOBAL AWARD, giving the opportunity for each country winner to compete for the title:


I am over in Germany at the Zentrum Ideenmanagement conference and had the pleasure of presenting the first awards!

The WINNERS from each country entered into the global competition are:

Ideas Germany: Phoenix Compounding Technology with 'EFFICIENCY SAVINGS'


IdeasAmerica: Dubai Road & Transport Authority with their 'SMART SCHOOL BUS'

Ideas Austria: Georg Fischer GmbH & Co KG with a 'REDESIGNED PACKAGING LINE'



To recognise the positive impact of Senior Executives who demonstrate strong, enthusiastic and sustained leadership for the organisations innovation program, we have initiated a second global award. We have been highlighting the individuals over recent weeks and the nominees for the title:


Ideas Germany: Maik Hopfeld from Kali and Salt

ideasUK: Richard Firmstone from RICOH UK Products Ltd

ideasUK: Mohamed Al Shehhi from Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi

IdeasAmerica: Tom Blades from Grote Industries

Ideas Austria: Grasser Mansuet from Georg Fischer GmbH &Co KG

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNER who is .....

MAIK HOPFELD from Kali and Salt

Congratulations to each of our finalists and our two global winners who have demonstrated excellence within the field of innovation.

Look out for details of how to participate in the ideasUK 2017 competition coming to you next week!





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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