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Tue, 13/11/2018

MTR Crossrail, the train operator responsible for operating the Elizabeth line, which is inter-urban and metro passenger service connecting London City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport to commuter areas east and west has successfully retained its 2-star EFQM Committed to Excellence (C2E). MTR Crossrail are a 100% owned subsidiary of MTR Corporation…

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Mon, 29/10/2018

Ian Swain, Chief Executive Officer, discusses why businesses should adopt Lean Six Sigma to maximise their potential and fulfill their business objectives and goals. Introduced back in 1986, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been transforming businesses for decades. For those who are unfamiliar, Lean Six Sigma is a process that involves a set of powerful…

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Fri, 07/09/2018

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Kildare to the BQF Board of Directors. Gary Kildare is the Chief HR Officer for IBM in Europe and is based at the European HQ in Spain and has spent most of career with IBM.  He is currently based in Madrid and is a member of…

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Tue, 17/07/2018

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Devyani Vaishampayan to the BQF Board of Directors. Ms Vaishampayan is Managing Partner of HR TECH Partnership Ltd, a Human Capital Digital Innovation/ Investment venture whose investors are all Non-Executive Directors/Corporate Directors investing in Workplace/Employee/Talent Digital start-ups using leading edge technologies such as AI, Robotics, Virtual Reality…

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Fri, 29/06/2018

Diane Dibley, Service Delivery and Member Experience, discusses why organisations need focus on relevance, performance and confidence to secure the right result. Everywhere I go at the moment, people are talking about results. Hardly surprising when right now we have World Cup Football, Wimbledon Tennis, Cricket, Formula 1 and, I suspect, a whole list of…

Events News

Wed, 27/06/2018

  On Wednesday the 20th of June the BQF Excellence Showcase celebrated the success of our 2018 UK Excellence Award winners. Toni Allen the EMEA Marketing Director for BSI, our main sponsor, welcomed us to their Milton Keynes headquarters and introduced us to their approach to and new standards for organisational resilience. This was followed…

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Thu, 18/01/2018

We are proud and delighted to announce Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal will be our guest of honour at the prestigious UK Excellence Awards Ceremony in March. Our Patron for more than 15 years, Her Royal Highness will open the Awards ceremony that honours the champions, the innovators, the leaders and the role models…

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Mon, 11/12/2017

We are delighted to welcome The Adecco Group UK&I, a Fortune Global 500 Company and the largest staffing firm in the world, to the growing BQF network. The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology.   Laila Iftikhar-Ali, Change Director, The Adecco Group UK&I…

Events News

Wed, 08/11/2017

The launch of the new Self-Directed Project Groups initiative took place on 6 November and was greeted with enthusiasm. Self-directed project groups provide the opportunity for BQF Members to explore a subject in depth with like-minded peers. They promote personal development, collaboration and networking. The groups will develop new ideas and materials which are then…

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Wed, 13/09/2017

It has been a little over 7 years since I first joined BQF as Levels of Excellence Manager. Since then both myself and the organisation have gone through many changes. I have been lucky to work for three previous Chief Executives Joe Goasdoue, Ian Stokes and most recently Russell Longmuir. All three were hugely supportive…