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2019 Award Finalists

Selecting finalists from a record number of exceptional entries from a broad range of organisations was a tough job for the judges. They were hugely impressed with the high standard of unique ideas, projects and people supporting the drive for improvement and excellence within their organisations.

2019 Award Finalists

UK Excellence Award & Jury Commendation

The UK Excellence Award involves a robust assessment undertaken by an experienced team of trained assessors using the EFQM Excellence Model. We are delighted to announce the following organisations have been short-listed as finalists for this year’s UK Excellence Award or for Jury Commendation.

Congratulations to:

Lean Six Sigma Academy Award

This award recognises innovation and a measurable improvement from a project employing Lean, Lean Six Sigma or other performance improvement methodologies.

2019 Finalists

Excellence in Customer Experience Award

This award recognises organisations that have introduced positive changes within their organisation which have resulted in an enhanced and improved customer experience. Organisations must demonstrate how they have delivered significant business benefits and improved customer satisfaction ratings.

2019 Finalists

Excellence in Employee Engagement Award

The judges will be looking for organisations that have demonstrated how they harness the talents and creativity of their people to make their organisation more productive and a better place to work.

2019 Finalists

Excellence in Diversity and Equality Award

This award celebrates those organisations who champion equality, diversity and human rights every day. They have a strong ethos of ‘opportunity for all’ giving every individual a chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.

2019 Finalists

Excellence in Collaboration Award

It is increasingly normal for organisations to work with partners to achieve desired results for their stakeholders. There are many situations where working in these formal and informal arrangements is necessary in order for complementary capabilities to deliver the outcomes for customers, for example. This new award acknowledges the role that working in collaboration plays in organisations’ successes.

2019 Finalists

Excellence in Sustainability and Society Award

This award recognises excellent organisations that have had a positive impact on the world around them by improving and advancing the economic, environmental and social conditions within the communities they impact or interact with.

2019 Finalists


Business Improvement and Transformation Leader Award

This award recognises an individual who has made an exceptional contribution and long-term positive impact through a career of transformation and continuous improvement. They are highly respected professionals continuously looking for new ways to innovate; responsible for leading people; developing tangible strategies and goals over a sustained period having an enduring impact.

2019 Finalists

Emerging Business Improvement and Transformational Leader Award

This award recognises an individual at the early stages in their career who has made an exceptional contribution in their organisation. They have demonstrated the potential, ability and ambition to go above and beyond starting to drive change and transformation within their business in a single strand, project or department.

2019 Finalists

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What Next?
UK Excellence Awards Ceremony

We’re delighted to be hosting the 2019 awards in the prestigious Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 16 May 2019.


Our UK Excellence Awards offer guests not only the opportunity to network but also to celebrate with over 500 professional and senior decision makers throughout the evening. As well as the ceremony itself, the night also offers an exclusive drinks reception and an awards after party.

Royal Lancaster London is Hyde Park’s commanding mid-century architectural icon born and built in the swinging 60s and boasts stunning views of the famous London skyline.

Register your interest for our 2020 Awards

Interested in applying for our awards next year or perhaps sponsoring? Register your interest today!