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Emerging Business Improvement and Transformation Leader Award 2019

Emerging Business Improvement and Transformation Leader Award

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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.

Why apply?

This is an opportunity to give individuals who show exceptional promise a well-deserved public ‘pat on the back’ at the early stages in their career. Whilst also showcasing your organisation with the dynamic, continuous improvement thinking of your emerging leaders.

Personal Development: Nominating an employee provides an opportunity to benchmark against peers and encourages good behaviours. The awards offers the chance to network with like-minded leaders and share best practice ideas.

Reward and recognition: Nominating an employee is a great opportunity to recognise the efforts of an unsung hero. Making the shortlist strengthens best practice and inspires peers and other future leaders to follow in that individual’s footsteps. If a nominee doesn’t make the shortlist, going through the process and the internal recognition in itself is invaluable.

How to apply?

Entry is simple – by completion of an online application form and submission of supporting evidence.

Nominations must be made by a reporting line manager / head of department or a relevant director. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Application Criteria

Outstanding performance: How have nominees surpassed expectations and delivered stand-out results. How have nominees shown a willingness to accept challenges and embrace opportunities?

Teamwork/leadership: How have nominees demonstrated themselves to be a passionate team player / leader showing high levels of collaboration, including leading by example, transferring knowledge and motivating others?

Innovation: How have nominees innovated, to generate new ideas and opportunities to enhance performance or affect change?

Added value: How have nominees’ efforts delivered an enhanced value to customers and / or stakeholders leading to a demonstrable difference in their organisation?

£125 + VAT

per entry

£125 + VAT

per entry

Dates for your diary

Entries close

21 December 2018

Judging begins

January 2019

Shortlist will be announced

February 2019

Ceremony night

16 May 2019

Award Sponsor and Judges

Keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be announcing our Award Sponsor and Judges soon. If you’d like to be the first to be updated, register your interest.

Michael Baddeley

Director of Innovation & Strategy at Ricoh UK

Michael Baddeley

“I am the Director of Innovation & Strategy across Ricoh UK, leading transformation and change. I am a passionate advocate of people led change through empowerment, development, and engagement. I have also been instrumental within Ricoh UK in developing a compelling narrative of the changing world and driving the need to evolve the way that we work, through Workstyle Innovation across People, Workspace, Process & Technology.

In the current climate of dramatic change, I’m passionate about recognising those leading individuals which are take organisations forward to drive change. What better way to accelerate change than to celebrate those that make a difference.”

Pat Edwards

Chief Executive Officer at Newham Training and Education Centre

Pat Edwards

“I am the Director of Innovation & Strategy across Ricoh UK, leading transformation and change. I am a passionate advocate of people led change through empowerment, development, and engagement. I have also been instrumental within Ricoh UK in developing a compelling narrative of the changing world and driving the need to evolve the way that we work, through Workstyle Innovation across People, Workspace, Process & Technology.

In the current climate of dramatic change, I’m passionate about recognising those leading individuals which are take organisations forward to drive change. What better way to accelerate change than to celebrate those that make a difference.”

Joanna Parker

Senior Innovation Project Manager at London North Eastern Railway

Joanna

“I have over 20 years’ experience delivering transformation, change and business excellence across numerous contact centre industries.

Finding home in the railways in 2017, I am currently managing the delivery of Innovation & Business Excellence into London North Eastern Railways and was the winner of the BQF Emerging Business Improvement & Transformational Leader award last year. I won this award based on successful delivery of various Innovation projects whilst also establishing a new governance model to take a large portfolio of Innovation & Business Excellence work from concept to reality. Widely regarded as a model of best practice for managing transformation, innovation and business excellence, I am regularly called upon to share my vast knowledge and experience with other BQF members.

Winning the award last year, this for me is like giving something back to BQF and the talented people who will be nominated this year. As an experienced practitioner of driving transformational change and business improvement I can’t wait to read the submissions.”

Awards FAQs

Can I nominate more than one person for this award?

Yes, you can enter as many individuals as you like for this Leadership Award.

Can I nominate myself for this award?

Individuals cannot apply themselves but should be nominated by a reporting line manager/Head of/Director or previous employer.  The nomination should be endorsed by an additional peer, stakeholder or client.

When is entry deadline?

Entry deadlines for the Innovation, Lean Six Sigma and Leadership awards are all on the 31st of October.

Awards Ceremony

The 2019 awards ceremony is taking place at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London – Hyde Park’s proud mid-century architectural icon.

2018 Winners

Find out more about the 2018 winners, sponsors and host, Jake Humphrey.