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2019 Awards Winners and Finalists

Outstanding performance and commitment was recognised at the UK Excellence Awards ceremony, where we announced the winners for all 2019 UK Excellence Award categories. 

The ceremony was hosted by David Callaghan, President of BQF, and Karen Leftley, a BQF Board Member, and took place at prestigious Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 16 May 2019.

The evening, which was sponsored by The Adecco Group UK & Ireland, recognised and honoured the champions, the leaders and the role models from a broad range of organisations demonstrating exceptional levels of excellence.

UK Excellence Award

The UK Excellence Award involves a robust assessment undertaken by an experienced team of trained assessors using the EFQM Excellence Model, and is one of the highest accolades any organisation in the UK can achieve.

2019 Winners

Third Sector/Not for Profit Winner

Large Private Sector Winner

2019 Finalists

Highly Commended

Commended

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 Winners

2019 Finalists

Commended

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 Winner

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 Winner

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 Winner

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 Winner

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 Winner

2019 Finalists

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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 Winner

Helen Bliss, Wilko

Runner-up

Laila Iftikar-Ali, The Adecco Group

2019 Finalists

Emerging Business Improvement and Transformation 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 Winner

Arjen Cooper-Rolfe, Involvement Packaging

Runner-up

Kathryn Henderson, Skanska Costain Strabag

2019 Finalists

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BQF International Organisation Award 2019

This award is given where excellence is seen in organisations outside of the UK. This year several juries across a number of categories were able to assess the degree of excellence in a number of areas within this organisation and were extremely impressed by the overall quality they found. There were some innovative and well-structured approaches implemented with some very positive results achieved, leading to one overall winner.

2019 Winner

Excellence 600

We also want to recognise the organisations who have exceeded the Five Star Level of Excellence. We introduced Excellence 600 as a way of motivating existing high scoring organisations to achieve even more.

We are pleased to acknowledge the following organisations who have achieved in excess of 600 points:

Register your interest for our 2020 Awards

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