Experiences of our conference…Paul Sloane


Paul Sloane

Paul Sloane, one of the keynote speakers at our conference has written a blog post of his time at our conference.

It is a very good piece that captures exactly the essence of our event, take a look and see what you think.

The blog and the rest of the resources on Paul’s website can be found here.  

 

 

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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. Continue reading

Sponsors unveiled for conference 2012…


With the planning for our annual conference and awards continuing apace we have great pleasure in announcing the sponsors for the Idea of the Year Awards.

Main Sponsor of the conference and Idea of the Year competition:

A big thank you to everyone at Emirates Aluminium for your sponsorship for 2012.

To complement the main Idea of the Year Trophy there are also several category trophies:

Sustainability Award – Sponsored by Diageo:

Awarded in recognition of the suggestion that demonstrated the greatest contribution to the conservation of natural resources, protecting the natural environment or sustainable project. Continue reading

Introducing…Conference 2012


One of the highlights of the calendar at ideasUK is our annual conference and awards dinner. This year the event takes place in Bristol on the 7th and 8th November and we can honestly say that although this is our 26th conference this year the line up is the best we have ever had. Continue reading

Free Engagement Event – 5th July 2012


We still have some places left for the FREE Engagement Event in Cardiff on 5th July 2012.

We already have over 50 people booked for this event and it will be a great opportunity for you to network with other engagement professionals and share best practice. Continue reading

Idea of the Year Shortlist 2012


Well it has been a pretty busy time here at ideasUK over the past few weeks. The closing date for entries to the 2012 Idea of the Year Competition came and it was time to shortlist the entries.

Idea of the Year Winners 2010

This year we had over 90 ideas from all over the world including countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and of course the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Sponsorship Opportunities 2012


One of the reasons why our Idea of the Year competition is free to enter, is that most of the cost of running the awards are covered by sponsors.

Our competition is seen as THE awards ceremony for employee driven innovation and attracts entries from all over the world.

Previous sponsors of our awards have included, HSBC, Bupa, Boots, Legal and General, Lloyds TSB and many others.

As we have changed the structure of our awards this year, we have a number of opportunities available for organisations to sponsor category trophies. The new awards are listed below: Continue reading

Call for speakers 2012


It is that time of the year again when the thoughts of all the team at ideasUK are focused on our annual conference.

Have you ever wanted to deliver a workshop or keynote at an International Conference?

YES? Continue reading

IdeasUK – Who are we exactly and what do we do?


Well, the starting point would be to say what we’re not – We are not consultants!

IdeasUK is a not for profit, charity, membership organisation, run by our members for our members.

Our membership ranges from organisations with 250 employees up to 500,000 employees from a wide range of backgrounds and industries.
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ideasUK Conference 2011 – Workshop Speaker – Chris Bolton – Calculating the Benefits from Innovation Programmes


A double post this week introducing workshop speakers for the ideasUK annual conference. Our second speaker this week is Chris Bolton, who works at the Welsh Audit Office, who will hold a workshop on: Calculating the Tangible and Intangible Benefits from Innovation Programmes.

Chris Bolton - Calculating the Benefits from Innovation ProgrammesChris has worked for a number of organisations that include water companies, the Environment Agency and District Audit. Continue reading