About Ideas Alchemy

Ideas Alchemy blends the worlds of smart thinking, coaching conversations, creativity, strategic innovation, team development and organisational culture with play. 

We believe that improving a team creates greater capacity and deeper understanding to navigate the world of work and life.

Ideas Alchemy works with people and teams in all types businesses, educational organisations and charities.

Learning and development with a playful twist


Teams lie at the heart of nearly all organisations and we believe that better teams make for better work.  Taking time to improve team dynamics, communication and trust is never wasted. At Ideas Alchemy we ♥ teams


Through play we help organisations discover new ideas, explore powerful emotions and gain deeper insights for better work. Ideas Alchemy takes play very seriously.


Being able to think differently is the beginning of innovation and creativity.  At Ideas Alchemy, we believe that constantly learning and reflecting makes us stronger, sharper and fitter.

Using creative tools to work alongside teams


We work alongside individuals, teams and organisations using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology and materials. This method gets people talking and listening in new ways.

Exploring Team Roles

We use recognised methods and tools to help individuals fulfil their potential within a team. We seek to identify their key strengths and apply them to the team task for maximum impact.


We learn best when we play! Gamification is a process that uses a set of co-creation tools to innovate, break rules and inspire change-makers in workshops and learning experiences.


Customer testimonials

The session was extremely well planned, responsive to participants needs and has resulted in an extremely positive outcome for the academy.
Amanda Johnston
Academies Officer, Diocese of Portsmouth and Diocese of Winchester Academies Trust
I was amazed at how quickly so many creative ideas flowed from the young people, whilst helping them to listen to each other and build on their experiences
Mary Hawes
National Children's & Youth Adviser, Church of England
A really productive day that was both insightful and enjoyable – for me, lots of things to consider in relation to priorities going forward.
Mr Q. Roper
Director of Education, The Diocese of Canterbury
It was amazing how quickly people engaged with the session and started to think creatively and outside the box, even those people whose natural style is very ‘matter of fact’ and practical. The outcomes amazed us all and we all loved the duck! We all learned a lot about one another, and the day resulted in not only a lot of enjoyment, but also an inspiring outcome with meaning for everyone.
Gill Peckham
Director of Housing / ACEO, CESSA HA
We were so grateful for the work Ben did with us at our Minster Learning Community. It was the second time we’d had them together and the creative way he led transformed the time. Everyone went away with really key insights to develop their work and expand their thinking. It was interesting to see how when Ben began the group definitely had some who were instantly really excited but also a few who seemed more cautious. Over time you could see how people were able to trust Ben and the process more and more leading to everyone really committing to it and getting loads from it.
Sam Donoghue
Head of Children's & Youth Ministry Support, Diocese of London

Our valuable clients

Capital Youth, Diocese of London
Portsmouth & Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust
CESSA Housing Association
Your Navigator
Diocese of Oxford
Skanska Utilities BU
Church of England, National Youth & Children's Adviser
Canterbury Diocesan Board of Education
Durham University, School Of Education

Get in touch with us


Phone : + 44 7974 418062

Email : info@ideasalchemy.net


Park Gate, Southampton, Hampshire, S031 1DN

Our Hours

MON-FRI 09:00 – 19:00

SAT-SUN 10:00 – 14:00

Ideas Alchemy & LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Ideas Alchemy Consulting Limited delivers professional development for individuals, teams and organisations using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology and materials.

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is an ideal way to help individuals, teams and organisations get a clear view of their current situation, their aspirations and goals, and the way to get there. 

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem-solving technique for use with individuals, teams and organisations. It draws on extensive research from the fields of business, organisation development, psychology and learning, and is based on the concept of “hand knowledge”.

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® can be used as follows:

Solving tricky, wicked and difficult problems

Seeing the big picture and making connections – experimenting with lots of solutions.

Developing your teams – from leadership and executive teams to large staff teams


LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® For Your Organisation

Improve trust and communication

Creating high performance teams

Improving team productivity

Develop the identity of your team

Explore the underlying values of your team

Work together to produce a corporate vision

Develop a real-time strategy that lives beyond a document.

Play through possible outcomes and scenarios.

Share collective knowledge and expertise of the team.

Developing school values.

Input into your curriculum and education programmes – secondary and higher.

Professional development for teaching staff and teams.

Conferences and events.

Reviewing and building strategy.

Team building.

Values and communications development.

Conferences and events

Team building.

Vision casting.

Values development.


Mission action planning.

Conferences and events.

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Ideas Alchemy Consulting Limited offers team building, strategic development and participatory workshops using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and methodology”.

Ideas Alchemy Consulting Limited uses the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method described in the LEGO Group Open Source Guide made available by LEGO under a Creative Commons licence ‘Attribution Share Alike’

©2018 The LEGO Group – LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, the Minifigure and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO® Group, which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this website – more details here.

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Ideas Alchemy Consulting Limited. Company Registration No: 11290079. Registered Office: 25 Badgers Copse, Park Gate, SO31 1DN, England