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


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

Engagement the HSBC way

In the first of the articles after the Engagement event on Thursday 5th July, we have decided to focus on the ‘Best Place to Suggest’scheme from HSBC. As anyone who was at the presentation on Thursday will testifiy  the scheme is run with a great passion by Michael, Zufi and James and it is delivering great results for the bank in the United Kingdom.


Can Social Media enhance the Ideas Scheme? – Workshop Session Friday 20th January 2012 – Part One

Last Friday, HSBC and ideasUK hosted a networking meeting at the HSBC headquarters in Canary Wharf, looking at the topic of Social Media and the Ideas Programme. Social Media and Ideas Schemes

The event was well supported by those from both the public and private sector and a great interactive session ensued. Continue reading

Webinar – Where do good ideas come from?

This webinar was first shown to members of the employee engagement community at the EIA conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

During this webinar, Larry Truax, the ideas administrator for Grote Industries covers the importance of employees in the ideas process, using Six Sigma tools and Lean Concepts to measure performance, which then leads on to the Performance Pyramid. Continue reading

ideasUK’s chairman shares his DiB conference presentation

Andy Beddows, the ideasUK Chairman and Tom Dupre, a long term supporter and Fellow of ideasUK, recently spoke at the DiB (Deutsches Institut für Betriebswirtschaft) in Berlin. The theme of the two-day event was ‘motivation’.  There were around two hundred delegates from German organisations with representatives of sister associations in the UAE, USA and UK.  The programme involved two mornings of full sessions with presentations and discussion split by an afternoon of workshop sessions.

Andy and Tom have been kind enough to allow us to share their presentation (webinar) with you.

This should open on your screeen, if you have problems viewing the presentation (it has no audio), please contact us. Or see it on our YouTube Channel.