Big Ideas competition

Mentoring the minds of the future

For the fifth year running, the team at Brammer Buck & Hickman have supported young people from schools across the West Midlands to put their ideas to the test as part of a nationwide Big Ideas competition.

Solutions for the Planet’s award winning Big Ideas competition provides a platform for youngsters to get involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) programmes. Students from schools across the UK are challenged to come up with bright and innovative ideas to help solve sustainability and environmental issues. 

The final, which took place at the Palace of Westminster during July, saw 12 teams attend an action-packed day. The winning team were the Sea Savers from Hodge Hill Academy in Birmingham, who pitched to revolutionise the environmental credentials of schools by removing plastic from all catering options.

Peter Dean, Key Account Product Sales Director commented: “I was thrilled to be part of this and the day has filled me with hope for the future. Westminster Palace is an amazing venue and it is motivating for the talented teams to brush shoulders with MP's, ministers and peers. The twelve 'Solutions for the Planet' plans put forward in the final covered an impressive range of topics - well done to all involved!”

The team at Brammer Buck & Hickman is proud to be part of a competition that supports young people to be the entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and creative minds of the future.

For more information on Solutions for the Planet, please visit

Big Ideas Competition