Case Study

A S Watson Europe

Challenge: Increasing complexity within retail, rapid digitalisation of retail and enable all businesses to innovate and think differently.
The Innovation Beehive understood that innovation is different within different businesses and so created a bespoke programme which was as relevant to a small business as it was to a large one; allowing me to cascade to all business units in one event. They bring a very practical view to innovation – innovation with constraint – which worked very well for our business.
Bob Pearce, Group Learning and Development Director (Europe)


A flexible and co-created train the trainer programme encouraging the creation of an innovation culture.

European HR Directors brought together to experience one day bespoke Leading for Innovation session and half day Equipping for Innovation session.

22 people then identified by HR Directors to undergo two-day Train the Trainer. Hands-on training scenarios created, tailored to business units. Simple programme – easy to adapt for their own businesses. Follow-up sessions delivered in individual business units where requested.


Innovation is now talked about in practical terms within the business.

Internal resource in place. Innovation culture lives and breathes.

Core skills developed; enabling trainers to run innovation programmes themselves.