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Emerging Business Improvement and Transformation Leader Award 2020


Emerging Business Improvement and Transformation Leader Award

040 BQF UK Excellence Awards 2020 - Emerging Business Improvement and Transformation Leader

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.

Who should apply?

Applications are welcome from any nominated individual leader in any organisation regardless of size or sector. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Individuals should be nominated by a reporting line manager, Head of Department, Director, senior mentor or previous employer.

The nomination should be endorsed by an additional peer or stakeholder (with testimonials for supporting docs).

How to apply?

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

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?


*one entry only for either Leadership Award. Additional entries for a member are £125 +VAT.

£125 + VAT

per entry

£150 + VAT

per entry

Dates for your diary

Entries close

30 April 2020

Judging begins

April 2020

Shortlist will be announced

5 May 2020

Ceremony night

Autumn 2020 – date to be confirmed

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 2020 awards ceremony is taking place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in the city of London.

2019 Winners

Find out more about the 2019 winners from the UK Excellence Awards ceremony.