Where talent
meets opportunity.
The simplest, fastest and most engaging way to collect innovative
ideas from your customers and employees while enabling diversity
and opportunity for all.
What they’re saying…
“Ideas Britain will open doors.”
“Ideas Britain, brilliant! Get your idea out there.”
“Ideas Britain is just a great concept.”
“The app that turns people’s ideas in to reality.”
Get instant feedback for
longterm results.
Used by brands, charilties and government to unearth industry changing
ideas and the new talent behind them powered by deep data analytics.
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The world’s only mobile innovation platform
that combines gamifification, entertainment,
social and celebrity to encourage participation
and collaboration by all – any tme of the day.
It’s fun, easy and social.
Short enough for the
coffee queue.
Long enough for
the commute.
Resulting in real
engagement any time on the day.
“We welcome and support Ideas Britain’s ambition to grow and expand the numbers of entrepreneurs in Manchester and beyond”
Sir Richard Leese
Leader of Manchester City Council
“The opportunity to work with a new young generation of innovator and entrepreneur is the really exciting thing about Ideas Britain.”
Andrew Gilligan, Manchester City FC
Head of Research and Insights
“Such validation pretty much makes the sleepless nights worthwhile”
James Griffiths, Founder Mous
The best things come in small packages.

Meet the team.
Stuart Marks

Chairman, Ideas Britain

Stuart is a successful technology entrepreneur in building companies with large enterprise clients. Stuart now runs L Marks a corporate innovation specialist that co invests in early stage technology companies with many household names. His previous company, ITIS Holdings plc, was listed on the LSE and sold to INRIX Inc in 2011. Previously, Stuart was Chair of Module Communications (sold to Grey Advertising) and he founded Handling Solutions which designed and managed the Sainsbury’s Reward Card.

Adam Shaw

CEO (& Founder), Ideas Britain

Adam has extensive experience in the exploitation of television IP, having sold the television shows Dynasty and Starsky and Hutch in Europe, and The Muppet Show as part of the first western multi media deal in the former USSR. Former MD of Guild TV, a subsidiary of Wembley Plc Entertainment (the largest film and TV distributor in the UK), running their TV-division and subsequently acted as consultant in the areas of using entertainment and new media to increase engagement for Fujisankei TV, Lew Grade Films, Capital Radio and Regents plc (owners of Walkabout and Jongleurs).

Ally Millar

Chief Creative Officer, Ideas Britain

As a marketer, and consultant, Ally has worked with a number of agencies, technologists, and brands including Aviva, Vertu, Ted Baker, Liberty of London, Gio Goi, and Agent Provocateur. Ally was two years contracting with Dixons Retail and helped the tech powerhouse both restructure its online presence, and appeal to a younger audience. As a writer, he has been published at all levels of UK press – from locals to The Sun, the Economist, Guardian, and The Independent, and in magazines niche, trade and mainstream. Last year, he consulted with the UK Government on several whitepapers and wrote, himself, an article on the safety and preservation of building stock that was published in The Parliamentary Review of 2015.

Dave Stewart

Creative Director, Ideas Britain & Ideas International

Former Eurythmic, multimedia entrepreneur Dave Stewart is recognised as one of the most accomplished talents in the music industry having sold more than 100 million albums and earned numerous Grammys and Golden Globe awards along the way. After founding Dave Stewart Entertainment (DSE) he went on to create The Hospital Club with Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen. Other roles include: joint chairman of First Artist Bank, ambassador to the Bertelsmann Media Group, Spotify and joint founder of Talent House.

Martin McCourt

Non-Executive Director, Ideas Britain

Martin has spent over 40 years working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, design and marketing for quality brands such as Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan. As Global CEO for Dyson for 15 years, they hit £1bn of revenue in 2011 in over 60 markets including the USA. In 2010 Martin was named UK Business Leader of the Year. Martin is currently Chairman of Equatex, The Learning Curve Group and Venture Founders alongside holding a number of Non-Executive Directorships. Additionally Martin is on the Board of Your Life, a campaign to ensure that young adults in the UK have the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the global economy.

Mark Simmons

CEO, Ideas International

Mark is a branding expert, innovator and the co-author of Punk Marketing: Get Off Your Ass and Join the Revolution (Harper Collins 2007) and The Business Playground: where Creativity and Commerce Collide (FT 2010). Over the past 20 years he has been a senior global marketer at Coca-Cola, run advertising agencies in the UK and US, been an adviser to both the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection. Mark passionately believes in the power of ideas to make a positive difference in business and society.

Charlie Kinsman

Design Director

A graduate of Central St. Martins, Charlie studied Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography, and has been a designer and Creative Director for nearly 20 years. She has worked with some of the world’s leading luxury and high street brands, including Cadburys, WHSmith, British Airways, Harrods, Swatch, Rip Curl, The Body Shop, Red Bull and Miller Harris.

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