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Tue, 12/03/2019

Jamie Green, Business Improvement Manager at Chiltern Railways, shares his journey of becoming a first time assessor through BQF. I have worked with the EFQM model for over 10 years, learning and making my way around the model understanding the value added to the sector I worked in. However, six years ago a new role…


Thu, 21/02/2019

Kate Pritchard, Director & Lead Consultant at The Engagement Advantage, discusses her top tips on transforming employee survey results into organisational change. It is now commonplace to measure employee engagement. But many organisations still claim not to see notable improvements in employee engagement over time. This is disappointing. It has given engagement surveys a bad…


Fri, 15/02/2019

EFQM Recognised for Excellence (R4E) recognition awarded by BQF on behalf of European Foundation for Quality Management is Europe’s leading recognition programme for organisational performance. Following a five-day onsite assessment the Siemens Healthineers, Llanberis site which has been supplying reagents for the IMMULITE platform for over 25 years, were awarded 5* R4E, the highest achievement possible….


Wed, 06/02/2019

National Express Limited is part of National Express Group PLC, a leading transport provider delivering services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. It is the only nationwide network of coach services, with their iconic white coaches connecting over 900 destinations across the UK and Ireland and into mainland…


Sun, 20/01/2019

Sun Chemical, a recognised leader as world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments, has successfully achieved a 5-star EFQM Recognised for Excellence (R4E) following a rigorous assessment. EFQM Recognised for Excellence is Europe’s leading recognition programme for organisational performance, and forms part of the EFQM Levels of Excellence. Dominic Montford, Business Excellence Director Northern Region, said:…


Fri, 18/01/2019

Patricia Ferguson Medical Herbalist discusses the benefits of herbal medicine on staff wellbeing and why a timely investment from employers will prevent future financial losses. A recent report stated that some of Britain’s biggest companies are pressing the Government to honour a manifesto pledge.  They have pledged to update health and safety legislation to give…

The BQF Blog

Thu, 03/01/2019

Holistic comes from the Greek word “Holos” and this in English is translated as “whole” or “entire”.  A holistic or integrative approach to wellbeing and productivity means taking an organisation or an individual as a whole rather than small parts or departments, recognising their independence but considering the entire entity and how all the parts…


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…


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…


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…