Working With Derek:

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Based in Sheffield, UK, Derek Cheshire is an Innovation practitioner who works both online and face to face with decision makers who sit around the boardroom table and affect the bottom line. Do you want to be ‘Future Ready’, Chameleon like and even be able to expand in a recession? Derek’s tools and ideas have been tried and tested within Electronics, Communications, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and Biotech but are equally applicable to other industry sectors.

Derek is equally at home delivering strategic level information in the boardroom or working with operations and production staff. If you are curious about how Innovation can help to future proof your business then let’s talk.

Click on the link to download an example of Derek’s work Selther Case Story.

Who Is Derek?

Since 2002, Derek Cheshire has championed creativity as a serious business tool to allow organisations of all sizes to realise their full potential, create the products and services that their customers want, and ultimately improve their bottom line. His motto is:

We need to be able to get out of the way of the train before we can even see it coming.

His work encompasses speaking on the topics of Creativity and Innovation as well as consulting in the areas of Innovation Strategy, Innovation Measurement, Project Management, the provision of workshops, and facilitating continuous innovation.

He has a unique Innovation model that allows him to measure the Innovation potential of your business. Read all about Innovation Measurement.

Derek is an international speaker, having delivered his Creativity messages in places from Mexico to Iran and India. He has articles published in diverse places such as the Hindustan Times and the Malawi Guardian and also the United Nations. His Blog article “How To Generate 20 New Business Ideas Over Coffee” is a firm favourite among readers!

He is a member of the mastermind group for the Design Interaction course at the Royal College of Art and Design in The Hague, has appeared on the CNBC programme The Business of Innovation and is a Fellow of the RSA and a Fellow of the Institute of Social Innovation Creativity and Change.

Derek is a visiting Professor at VIT University, Chennai and was recently invited to the International Advisory Board of the Academic Staff College at VIT-AP University, Andrha Pradesh.

Past clients include the British Council, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Selther Manufacturing, Places for People and Swansea Metropolitan University.

Find Out How Derek Does This.

Derek believes that it is possible to create organisations that behave like a Chameleon, they can change themselves when their external environments change. There should be no need to create expensive dependencies on external consultancies. Read more about his ideas Innovation, The Way Forward.

Derek will work with you only for as long as you need it. He can:

  • Speak at conferences, workshops, or away days
  • Perform in depth analysis and create board level reports
  • Deliver consultancy and assistance with Innovation Management

You can watch videos here and listen to podcasts here.

To find out more about working with me, simply head across to my contact page.

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