Idea of the Year Results…


Well the beginning of November was our annual Idea of the Year competition, once again this year, the final was held in conjunction with our annual conference.

There were over 100 ideas submitted from all sectors of our membership and indeed from all over the world. Once a shortlist was decided on, we invited the finalists to our conference to carry out a brief interview with the judges to explain the idea and the benefits it has brought to the organisation.

Idea of the Year AwardThere are eight category trophies as well as the overall Idea of the Year award:

Health and Safety Award (Sponsored by Ricoh UK Products)
Continuous Improvement Award (Sponsored by The Institute of Management Services)
Global Award (Sponsored by Dubai Quality Group)
Innovation Award (Sponsored by Dubai Aluminium)
Community Award (Sponsored by Fastlane Displays)
Value for Money Award (Sponsored by HSBC)
Customer Focus Ward (Sponsored by Marriot Hotels)
Sustainability Award (Sponsored by Diageo)

Idea of the Year Award (Sponsored by Emirates Aluminium)

The winners were:

Health an Safety WinnerHealth and Safety Award (Sponsored by Ricoh UK Products) – Javed Iqbal, Wazir Khan & Bashir Mohiuddin –  Dubai Aluminium

Sustainability AwardSustainability Award (Sponsored by Diageo) – Alastair Orr, Duncan Waal, Colin Munro, Alex Johannesen, Stevie Gitsham, Chisholm Urquhart, Willie Dennison, Jim Henderson, Grant Gedds, Graham Sutherland, Davie Paul, Alan Campbell, David Lorimer – Diageo

Customer Focus AwardCustomer Focus Ward (Sponsored by Marriott Hotels) – Mark Green –  BT

Continuous Improvement AwardContinuous Improvement Award (Sponsored by The Institute of Management Services) – Layson, Ullas -Emirates Aluminium

Value of Money AwardValue for Money Award (Sponsored by HSBC) – Bill Quirke & Martin Rankin BT

Global AwardGlobal Award (Sponsored by Dubai Quality Group) – Nasser Mohammed Lootah, Mahmoud R H Baniabbasi, Khalil Sabt, Nebojsa Simic, Abdul Majeed A. Rauf Al Awar – DEWA

Innovation AwardInnovation Award (Sponsored by Dubai Aluminium) – Usama Omar Mohamed Klf Radwan – DEWA

Community AwardCommunity Award (Sponsored by Fastlane Displays) – Salim Ali Farsi ALKitbi- Dubai Customs

After the category trophies were handed out, it was time for the big award.

Idea of the YearThe 2012 Idea of the Year Award (sponsored by Emirates Aluminium) went to Mark O’Leary of the Ministry of Defence for his idea regarding an innovation in training search and rescue crew at RAF Valley.

Once again, the quality of submissions for the competition was very high again this year and the judges had a tough time chosing the winners.

Entries are now being taken for the 2013 competition and the closing date is 30th April, for more details, just contact us.

Once again, a big thank you to all our sponors for your invaluable contribution to our awards.

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