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Suggestion Scheme set to save £1000's

Suggestion Scheme set to save £1000's
12/02/2009

Apex Exhibitions have recently designed and installed a semi-permanent structure to house an interactive company ideas scheme. Kerry Foods is a large food manufacturer, handling the production for well-known brands such as Walls, Greens, Mattessons, Richmond and Homepride. The Greater Manchester site employs 700 people and the company is proud to have an equal opportunities culture, where all employees have a say in how the company is run and all new ideas are taken seriously.

Late in 2008, Kerry Foods chose Apex to help deliver their 'My Ideas Count!' scheme (also known as 'MIC' for short) to all employees. We devised an impressive custom-designed display for the canteen area, to act as a dedicated environment where staff can log ideas and suggestions. Constructed using our versatile 'Custom Modular' system, the clever design incorporated many interesting features, including:

Access to the company Intranet via 3 PC's Accompanying printer An electronic matrix type messaging board A sit down discussion area A dispenser for paper submission forms A secure post box for written suggestions Storeroom

The brief was developed jointly between Kerry Foods and Apex, and concentrated on not only practical solutions, but also a wow factor to engage members of staff; crucial for the success of the scheme. Outstanding features include etched edge-lit acrylic panels that 'glow' and reinforce the MIC character, warm inviting colour schemes and mood lighting. All the technical stuff is carefully hidden away and the robust structure can be dismantled and moved to new locations around the site when required.

The complete project was designed, constructed and installed by Apex within 4 weeks of confirmation (and that included the Christmas holidays!). The display has been widely applauded by employees, and the management of Kerry Foods have been absolutely delighted with the success of the project, saying:

"We're receiving plenty of staff suggestions, and one put forward is already promising to save the company £1000's this year!"

A decision to role out the idea to other UK sites is expected soon

For more information on  Suggestion Scheme set to save £1000's  talk to  Apex.co.uk

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