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

UAE and Suggestion Schemes…


I have just spent the past week in the United Arab Emirates visiting companies and auditing their suggestion schemes for accreditation 2012.

As most of you know, the UAE has developed hugely over the past 15 years and Dubai is hardly recognisable from the town it was in the late 90’s. Something that may surprise you though is how employee engagement is taking hold within Governmental Departments in the area.

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Introducing our sister organisation – Ideas Arabia


With Ramadan approaching, we at ideasUK thought it would be a great opportunity to continue our periodic series of articles profiling our sister organisations and take a look at Ideas Arabia.

Ideas Arabia Suggestion SchemeHere at ideasUK, we have always had a great relationship with organisations in the Middle East and in fact around 10% of our membership is made up of companies within the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading

Introducing Innov’Acteurs – France’s leading Ideas Management Association


Bonne fête nationale!

To celebrate Bastille Day, France’s National Day commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789, we’d like to introduce you to our sister organisation in France: Innov’Acteurs.

Like ideasUK is it an association for the development of innovation engagement within organisations.  It was founded in 2002 with companies like Renault, EDF and Accor as members. Today it comprises of approximately eighty companies, both in the public and private sector, who wish to share their experiences and best practices.

Innov’Acteurs sets out to support and encourage innovation at all levels of an organisation, using various methods: Continue reading

July 4th Special – Our sister organisation: IdeasAmerica


IdeasAmerica logoOne of the reasons why ideasUK continues to be successful is its close links with other organisations worldwide who promote employee engagement.

To celebrate 4th July (American Independence day) we thought it would be good to re-introduce our sister organisation that is based in North America. Continue reading

International Recognition for ideasUK


His Highness Sheik Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines Group, presented an award to ideasUK Chairman of ideasUK, Andy Beddows, ‘In recognition of his significant contribution in the field of suggestion and reward schemes’at the conclusion of the 4th Annual Ideas Arabia International Conference in Dubai. Continue reading