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2019 Awards Ceremony

Our 2018 Awards Ceremony is a tough act to follow but we’re delighted to be hosting the 2019 event in the prestigious Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 16 May 2019.

Attended by business leaders, entrepreneurs and charities, our awards ceremony offers you a unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas and celebrate with the UK’s top organisations.

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.

Thursday 16th May 2019



The winners and finalists at our UK Excellence Awards Ceremony have all demonstrated exceptional attributes and values which make them excel and it is important that we come together to recognise these achievements.

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.

This Black Tie event will bring together organisations from across the globe to celebrate their achievements in improving business operations and delivering excellence outcomes.

BQF Award Host

David Callaghan

David Callaghan has been the President of BQF for 10 years and is passionate about organisations and individuals being the best they can be.

His executive career spans nearly 4 decades of the IT Industry through the evolution of technology and its impact on businesses, individuals and society. He has worked with major brands - most recently as a Senior Vice President for Oracle for 17 years as UK Country MD and leading the Partner business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Fully committed to the health and contribution of the technology sector he was also President of Tech UK, the trade association for Technology, for several years; on the Board of eSkills for 10 years, a sector skills council promoting Digital skills as part of education and development for all ages and backgrounds; and on the Board of the CBI Presidents Council for 10 years.

“I am thrilled to be hosting BQF’s UK Excellence Awards which supports organisations of all sizes and sectors to improve and become beacons of business excellence, at the prestigious Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

I am looking forward to providing very warm welcome to BQF’s members and guests, I hope you enjoy this unforgettable evening, recognising these impressive achievements. There is nothing better than recognising excellence and celebrating success with the best of the best.”


Ceremony package:

  • Prosecco on arrival.
  • Networking reception.
  • Three course meal followed by tea/coffee.
  • Half a bottle of wine per person.
  • Awards ceremony.
  • Post awards entertainment.
  • Professional photographer throughout the evening.

£3,250 + VAT

Charities and not for profit organisations will qualify for a 10% discount.

£2,750 + VAT

Charities and not for profit organisations will qualify for a 10% discount.

£1,700 + VAT

Charities and not for profit organisations will qualify for a 10% discount.

£295 + VAT

Charities and not for profit organisations will qualify for a 10% discount.

Charity and non for profit organisations are excluded from this discount.


The Royal Lancaster London Hotel opened in 1967. Originally the building was part of the sprawling film-making Rank Organisation, it was repurposed following a government initiative – awarding £1000 grants for every new hotel room built – to increase the number of hotels in London to accommodate the growing tourist industry.

The Royal Lancaster was so called as the land it is built on was once owned by The Duke and Duchess of Lancaster.

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary in 2017, the hotel completed an ambitious refurbishment including:

  • The Westbourne Suite, was given its name because of the tiny river Westbourne that runs underneath the hotel and into the Serpentine.
  • The hotel’s “Nine Kings Suite” is yet another nod to history, referring to the rulers of the House of Plantagenet, House of York and House of Lancaster
  • The Park Suite overlooks the Italian fountain, purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert, and Lancaster Gate entrance close to Kensington Gardens was also named in honour of Queen Victoria.

Royal Lancaster was the first hotel in London to have a honey farm, getting its first hive in 2009 which has since grown to ten. You can see the bee hives from the bedrooms and the honey produced is served in the restaurants.