For over 30 years, we have worked with organisations worldwide to introduce and support innovation in the workplace

ideasUK 36th International Conference: Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th November 2023

For over 35 years ideasUK has brought innovation and idea management specialists together to reinvigorate and share their knowledge, each learning and collaborating across corporate boundaries and cultures to gain new and different insights. We are delighted to be returning to the beautiful surroundings of the Tewkesbury Park Hotel for our 36th annual conference We set out to provide a helping hand to everyone involved in innovation; from empowering our people incorporating how to drive a culture of innovation and a desire to contribute, to sessions that enhance the process of running an ideas programme and the purpose that enlightens our organisations and drives our activities and achievements.

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How does your innovation programme compare to the best of the best? The ideasUK Accreditation is a way for organisations to give both internal and external prominence to their workplace innovation programme.  In essence this is an audit, with questions that have been refined over a number of years and now fully mapped to the Innovation Guideline BS ISO 56002 to provide you with a blue print for your programme and support you to add greater value to your organisation in the future. Read More

Whilst our physical networking events maybe on hold, we have teamed up with the innovation training network to deliver a monthly programme of ‘Knowledge Nuggets’. These sessions alternate between more formal training on topics such as ‘Agile thinking’ and ‘Developing an Innovation Culture’ to more informal sessions, where members are able to share their experiences. For free registration for our upcoming events, please ‘read more’ or head to the events page.

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The Idea of the Year Competition 2023 is now open. The competition provides a great opportunity for you to recognise employees who submitted those incredible ideas that have made a real contribution to your business success.

There are nine categories for your ideas and entry to the competition is FREE for all ideasUK member organisations.

Each idea is initially judged against four criteria:

1. IDEA IMPACT – Improvement on existing standards (cost, customer focus, profitability, safety, engagement)
2. ECONOMIC VIABILITY – Level of cost-benefit / competitive advantage
3. APPLICABILITY – Level of transferability / ease of use / sustainability
4. LEVEL OF INNOVATION/NEWNESS – Creativity & originality

The categories are: Continuous Improvement, Customer Focus, Design, Health & Safety, Innovation, People & Wellbeing, Sustainability, Digital & Technology, Value for Money.

We have continued to team up with Wazoku; their ideas management platform is used to gather and manage the entries our Idea of the Year Competition. You can see details of the nine entry categories, meet the judges, read the competition rules, gain ‘top tips’ on submitting your entries and of course enter your ideas. Sign up to the dedicated Idea of the Year competition website or if new to the competition – you just need to register!

ideasUK has shown time after time how innovation in the workplace can bring wide benefits to employees, customers and organisations and we continue to recognise the best ideas from our member organisations through our Idea of the Year competition so, which ideas will you enter?

Training Sessions & Workshops

We will create interactive training programmes and tailored workshops to suit the needs of your organisation, working with you to define clear aims and objectives and developing a bespoke offering to meet your needs. Our sessions can be designed for key individuals, teams or organisations who wish to upskill in key areas of innovation management. 

Sessions can be held virtually or face to face (regulations permitting) and previous sessions delivered include:

  • Engaging employees
  • Evaluator Training
  • Revamping your ideas process
  • Dragons den – both designing the experience and bringing together experts from our network to feedback on your ideas and solutions
  • Ideation to Innovation – supporting your team to understand why innovation is important to their role and sharing tools and techniques to help achieve your business goals.


All attendees will receive access to our members resource area and a certificate of attendance.


Consultancy Services

Businesses are under pressure like never before. Those businesses that are continuing to thrive are those that have embraced innovation and ideas to adapt and change to meet the needs of our ever-changing environment. ideasUK provides advice, guidance, access to expertise and specialist tools to enable you to capitalise on your employee’s enthusiasm and creativity to create a coordinated approach to ideas management that will support your company to continue to grow. For more information or to discuss your current needs, please get in touch.


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