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Wed, 01/03/2017

GSK invited BQF’s members to hear and learn about GSK’s Human Factors Journey. There were great presentations from the speakers; Siemens, GSK and CIRAS, who all contributed to demonstrating and showcasing real life examples of how people are using Human factors approaches to improve the working environment. Together with GSK employees and our members Skanska, Kier Construction, and Chiltern Railways and the…


Mon, 27/02/2017

CEO Russell Longmuir shares his viewpoints on Leadership… and green tea Never a day goes past without another article posted on LinkedIn about leadership. Normally it goes along the lines of “the 5 things successful leaders do before breakfast” or “these are the top 10 traits for leaders that are driving profits in their business”….


Thu, 16/02/2017

Congratulations to seAp for achieving 4* stars in its recent EFQM Recognised for Excellence assessment. seAp is an independent charity that specialises in the provision of advocacy and related services.  Its high quality independent advocacy services support people, especially those who are most vulnerable in society, to have their voice heard, access their rights and have more control over their lives….


Tue, 14/02/2017

We are delighted to announce that Kirby Group Engineering (UK) Limited, has joined BQF as a new Bronze member. As part of the Kirby Group, founded in 1964, Kirby Group Engineering is a leading provider of high-value, multi-disciplinary engineering services in UK, Ireland and Europe. They deliver mechanical piping, HVAC, electrical and instrumentation, electrical transmission and…

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Fri, 03/02/2017

The 2017 BQF Excellence Showcase highlighted the great achievements of our 2016 Award winners. With over 100 of our members and new guests in attendance, attendees were able to hear from the winners of our UK Excellence Award, Achievement Awards, and our Lean Six Sigma Award. The Excellence Showcase offered delegates a one-day programme packed with compelling…


Wed, 01/02/2017

Congratulations to Great Western Railway (GWR) for achieving 5* stars in its recent EFQM Recognised for Excellence assessment. Great Western Railway is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup. It manages 208 stations and its trains call at over 270. Great Western Railway is the primary train operator in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. Diane Dibley, BQF Director…


Wed, 25/01/2017

We are delighted to announce that Keit Spectrometers, a company focused on developing FTIR technology for process monitoring and control applications in manufacturing industries, has joined BQF as a new Bronze member. Based on the Harwell Oxford Science and Innovation Campus, Keit spun out of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Harwell, England which is…


Tue, 17/01/2017

  Recognising the value of helping to develop our future leaders, BQF has sponsored its Director of Services, Diane Dibley, to support the Management for Business Excellence course, a one year full time Masters programme at The University of Warwick. The course is based entirely round the Business Excellence Model and Concepts. Management for Business Excellence is an innovative…


Tue, 10/01/2017

In this Edition of Excellence in Action, EFQM celebrates Excellence across its network and congratulates all organisations that strive to be excellent and always improve themselves. Our UK Excellence Awards Ceremony is recognised and promoted in this magazine as the most “distinguished excellence event in the UK business calendar.” Our Awards Ceremony brings together organisations…


Fri, 16/12/2016

In this article, Bruce Barclay, Senior Manager EMEA Facilities Operations, Dell Technologies explains how DellEMC, inspired by the EFQM Excellence Model, created a ‘one team’ culture to develop its ‘Facilities as a Service’ approach. Why it’s more than ‘business as usual’ To be competitive and strategic, it’s important to focus on excellence in business structure and…