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

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

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 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

ideasUK Conference 2011 – Workshop Speaker – Sarah Dittrich – Success Factors and Best Practices


This week we would like to introduce Sarah Dittrich from Idea Management, who will be leading one of our many workshops at our conference.

Sarah Dittrich - Idea Management - Success Factors and Best PracticesSarah Dittrich studied Business and Economics at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany and at the York University Toronto, Canada majoring in International Relations, Marketing and Social Psychology. Continue reading

ideasUK Conference 2011 – Workshop Speaker – Matthew Hall, Welsh Government


Now we have introduced all the Keynote Speakers for the Conference, we are moving on to the Workshop presenters. This week meet Matthew Hall who works for the Welsh Government:

Matthew Hall - Investing in InnovationRe:New – Investing in Innovation

Matthew leads a suite of projects within the Welsh Government to develop greater innovation amongst its 5,000 civil service staff. This work is at the heart of the organisation’s response to shrinking budgets and the need to look for new ways to deliver.

Working with the Permanent Secretary, the Director-Generals and staff at all levels, Matthew’s portfolio has included both bottom-up and top-down approaches to innovation, with the intention to deliver a more congenial culture for creative action in a work environment not normally associated with such an approach.

An introduction to “Re-New”, the Welsh Government’s staff suggestion scheme.

The presentation will detail the development journey to date and will cover the approach to date and will cover the approach taken to generating ideas, how the best are selected and supported as well as an outline of the approach taken to measure the impact of innovative ideas received through the scheme.

ideasUK conference brochures can be found at the links below.

ideasUK Conference 2011 Brochure

Conference Masterclass Information and Booking Form

Conference 2011 Booking Form

Conference 2011 Booking Information

So what are you waiting for? Get your booking form back to us today, we look forward to seeing you in Cardiff in November.

ideasUK Conference 2011 – Workshop Speaker – Jorn Lövström – SWOT & PEST analysis


Now we have introduced all the Keynote Speakers for the Conference, we are moving on to the Workshop presenters. This week meet Jorn Lövström:

Jorn Lövström - SWOT and PEST analysis workshop presenterCarrying out a SWOT and PEST analysis of your scheme

As a CIPD training professional with almost 20 years’ experience, Jorn began by delivering finance courses. During a departure into the world of ideas schemes, Jorn developed and managed the Ministry of Defence staff suggestion scheme (GEMS) before returning to his current training position, delivering senior management development training. Continue reading

ideasUK Conference 2011 – Keynote Spotlight – Bruce Sayers – Bruce Sayers Associates Ltd


This week we would like to introduce Bruce Sayers from Bruce Sayers Associates Ltd, who will be another great keynote speakers at our anuual ideasUK Conference in November.

Bruce SayersOwner of Bruce Sayers Associates Limited, a consultancy providing expertise to organisations that wish to implement technology in support of new reward policies and procedures. He has gained expertise designing and implementing business enhancing policies covering pay, benefits and recognition programmes whilst working within national and multi-national businesses within the financial services, property retail, telecommunications and logistics sectors. Continue reading

ideasUK Conference 2011 – Keynote Spotlight – Colin Hodgson – Edenred Ltd


Continuing our series of posts featuring speakers who will be at the ideasUK conference, this week we introduce Colin Hodgson from Edenred Ltd.

Developing and delivering an engaging employee programme in the age of social media

Colin Hodgson - Edenred - Engaging Employee Programmes Continue reading