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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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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…

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Tue, 01/08/2017

Strong leadership and committed staff ensure a high level of excellence is maintained throughout one of the most diverse substance misuse organisations in the UK. Phoenix Futures, a charity and housing association, which has been helping people overcome drug and alcohol problems for more than 45 years, has successfully retained its 5-star EFQM Recognised for Excellence (R4E)…

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Fri, 28/07/2017

Following a nationwide search, the St Monica Trust, was chosen by Channel 4 to be the location for a ground breaking social experiment and a two part television programme: Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds. ‘Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds’ aims to prove that bringing together retirement community residents and preschool children can help…

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Mon, 03/07/2017

A strong desire to continually enhance its customers’ experience ensured John Lewis’s semi-automated national distribution centre at Magna Park (one of six distribution centres in the John Lewis supply chain around the UK) achieved four-star recognition in a recent EFQM Recognised for Excellence (R4E) assessment. Launching the Magna Park Distribution Centre in 2009 was critical…

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Wed, 31/05/2017

Passion and commitment shine through as this multi-sector partnership is recognised and rewarded following a new approach to assessing. Interserve’s justice business and its five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) have each achieved two-star recognition following recent EFQM Committed to Excellence (C2E) assessments, the highest award at this level. The concept of assessing the six elements…

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Thu, 20/04/2017

The BQF Annual UK Excellence Awards launched last week and we’re delighted to announce they will be bigger, better, more innovative and relevant than ever before. 2018 is a landmark year for BQF as we celebrate our 25th anniversary of supporting organisations to improve and become beacons of excellence.  In the spirit of continuous improvement…

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Thu, 01/12/2016

We are delighted to announce National Express Coach has been awarded five stars following a recent EFQM Recognised for Excellence assessment. Awarded four stars in 2014, this recent success demonstrates National Express Coach’s commitment to continuous improvement and the overall strategy to deliver operational excellence. Diane Dibley, BQF Director of Services and Lead Assessor said:…

Events News

Mon, 21/11/2016

BQF Members and colleagues were honoured and delighted to welcome our Patron Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal to officially open our office on Thursday 17 November 2016. Following a short presentation Her Royal Highness (HRH), our Patron for more than 15 years, was introduced to almost 80 members from a broad range of organisations…