The ONE project launch event at London Business School during National Apprenticeship Week. (photo: )
The ONE project launch event at London Business School during National Apprenticeship Week.
12.02.2020, 18:48

Discovering Hidden Entrepreneurial Talent

Facilities Management, Talent, Service Provider News, United Kingdom
Atalian Servest has invited its 27,000 employees to join in a competition that will identify the company’s top in-house entrepreneur.


The global facility services provider’s new programme , 'ONE;, is designed to uncover hidden talent, encourage entrepreneurial spirit within the business, and inspire people to put forward innovative ideas. ONE is a competition where Dragon’s Den meets Britain’s Got Talent, offering the in-house team the chance to become Atalian Servest’s next home-grown entrepreneur.


The learning and development (L&D) project additionally aims to reach and engage with colleagues at all levels and locations throughout United Kingdom and Ireland, and to inspire a company-wide commitment to idea generation and innovation.


Atalian Servest is on the lookout for innovative submissions from individuals or groups that are relevant to the business and fit within the company values:

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT. Work, autonomy, development, independence.
  • AGILITY. Flexibility, anticipation, innovation.
  • INTEGRITY. Lucidity, respect, loyalty, honesty.
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Environment, society, economy, humanity.
  • SIMPLICITY. Accessibility, availability, efficiency, proximity.


Shortlisted teams will be provided with a subject matter expert who will coach them to the final which will take place in November during Global Entrepreneur Week.


The board of Atalian Servest UK & Ireland will then select an overall winner and present a prize. The winner will receive a bespoke training and development plan and their innovation will be phased into the business at the beginning of 2021.


Daniel Dickson, CEO UK & Ireland at Atalian Servest, describes ONE as "an innovation challenge with a difference" and adds:

"It will provide an opportunity for all our colleagues to use their diverse experiences to think big and generate fresh ideas. We’re hoping to open up and support the entrepreneurial spirit within the business."



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