Developing innovation within the Company
In both January and March this year, an "Innovation Forum" was held at Rift Valley HQ, designed to encourage the young talent of Rift Valley to speak up and propose “new ways of doing what we do, new things we should do, deploying best practice and introducing new technologies”.
The March session was attended by the Rift Valley Board and included an opportunity for two ideas to be pitched to the executive for their comment or approval. Two propositions were vetted as suitable for presentation and both were met with significant levels of interest: a crowdfunding proposal and an initiative to tackle personal wealth management of Rift Valley's smallscale growers.
A useful exercise in promoting depth of innovation within the Group, a third session is planned for later in the year, when these concepts will be tested further before a decision on their implementation will be made.