IKEA Talents Contest Crowns Thomas from Austria as Global Winner, Celebrating Company-wide Creativity

IKEA Talents Contest Crowns Thomas from Austria as Global Winner, Celebrating Company-wide Creativity

(IN BRIEF) Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, has successfully concluded its inaugural IKEA Talents contest, aimed at fostering creativity and unity among its global workforce. Thomas from IKEA Austria emerged as the global winner, impressing with his song ‘This is our Love’. The competition engaged 150 co-workers from 21 countries, highlighting diverse musical talents within the company.

(PRESS RELEASE) LEIDEN, 27-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Ingka Group, the world’s largest IKEA retailer, has concluded its inaugural IKEA Talents contest with an exciting announcement of the global winner, Thomas from IKEA Austria. The competition, designed to celebrate creativity and unity among IKEA co-workers worldwide, saw 150 participants from 21 countries showcasing their musical talents.

Jesper Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group, expressed enthusiasm about the success of IKEA Talents: “This contest has been a tremendous success in uniting our global IKEA family and nurturing the creativity and passion within. It’s inspiring to see how music has brought us together.”

Thomas, a Goods Flow co-worker, captured the hearts of both the jury and his peers with his song ‘This is our Love’. His musical journey, which began at a young age learning the recorder and later mastering the guitar, has now led him to be recognized on an international stage within IKEA.

In addition to Thomas, the top five acts will have the opportunity to record their songs at Stockholm’s renowned Atlantis Music Studio, famous for hosting legendary artists like ABBA. This opportunity underscores IKEA’s commitment to fostering talent and celebrating creativity across its diverse workforce.

Reflecting on his victory, Thomas remarked, “Winning this competition is an incredible honor. Recording at the same studio as ABBA is a dream come true and a testament to IKEA’s support for creativity and personal growth.”

Jesper Brodin added, “IKEA Talents has not only showcased incredible musical talent but also reinforced our commitment to creating a better everyday life through meaningful connections and shared experiences. Thomas and all participants have truly made this a special moment for our IKEA family worldwide.”

The success of IKEA Talents underscores IKEA’s belief in the power of music to enrich lives and build community spirit, reflecting its broader mission of making a positive impact on people’s everyday lives through creativity and innovation.

About Ingka Group

With IKEA retail operations on 31 markets, Ingka Group is the largest IKEA retailer and represents about 90% of IKEA retail sales. It is a strategic partner to develop and innovate the IKEA business and help define common IKEA strategies. Ingka Group owns and operates IKEA sales channels under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V. It has three business areas: IKEA Retail, Ingka Investments and Ingka Centres. Read more on www.Ingka.com.

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SOURCE: Ingka Holding B.V.


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