Yet Another Award for ideasUK Chairman


ideasUK Chairman, Andy Beddows had one more reason to celebrate at the recent ideasUK Conference.
The executive committee had been planning and scheming throughout the conference in preparation for hijacking Andy at the end of the awards ceremony and presenting him with the first ever ideasUK Lifetime achievement award. After all the awards had taken place, Graham Holt took to the stage and the look of confusion on Andy’s face was plain for all to see. After all, Andy had developed the awards night format with the MC for the evening and everything was supposed to be finished.

The look however, turned from confusion to embarrassment has Graham began to explain about the lifetime achievement award and gave a little background to the work that Andy does behind closed doors to ensure ideasUK maintains its position as the worlds leading organisation for Employee Driven Innovation.

After the award was presented it was time for Andy to say a few words and fighting back the tears he managed to thank everyone involved but a special and heartfelt thanks went out to his wife, Judith, who has supported all the work he has done with ideasUK over the past 10 years.

Speaking after the award, Graham commented: ‘There is no one more deserving of this award than Andy, he consistently shows that ideasUK flows though is veins and works tirelessly for the association.’

This is the second award that has been presented to Andy this year, during the Ideas Arabia conference in May he was presented with the first International Achievement Award from the Dubai Quality Group.

As a committee, we would like to thank Andy for all his hard work and just mention the fact although he has been given this award, we do expect more of the same in future…

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