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The BQF Academy Lean Six Sigma Award 2020

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The BQF Academy Lean Six Sigma Award

040 BQF UK Excellence Awards 2020 - The BQF Academy Lean Six Sigma Academy Award

This award recognises innovation and a measurable improvement from a project employing Lean, Lean Six Sigma or other performance improvement methodologies.

Why apply?

These projects will be from organisations of all sizes and sectors and the practitioner deploying them will be from a wide range of capability and experience.

How to apply?

Entry is by way of an online entry form and to include up to 6 PowerPoint slides. For more information please email Ian Swain, our Lean Six Sigma Representative, at [email protected].

Application Criteria

The organisation’s understanding of the problem being tackled, including a clear problem and goal statement

  • The methodology used, be it DMAIC, DMADV, or PDCA.
  • Application of the right Lean or Lean Six Sigma tools, at the right time, and in the right way.

The Judging Panel will look primarily at the methodology used and the results achieved, rather than organisational transformation or the scale of the project, using the following criteria:

  • Achievement of bottom line results / benefits targeted, and an effective control plan to ensure the gains are secured

 

PLEASE NOTE: Gold and Gold Plus members are entitled to 1 free entry to either Excellence in Awards or the Lean Six Sigma Academy Award. Silver members are entitled to a half price entry to either Excellence in Awards or the Lean Six Sigma Academy Award.

£400 + VAT

per entry

£600 + VAT

per entry

£150 + VAT

per entry

Dates for your diary

Entries close

7 February 2020

Judging begins

February 2020

Shortlist will be announced

23 March 2020

Ceremony night

4 June 2020

Award Judges

Mike Keen

Principal Consultant at PA Consulting

Mike Keen

“I lead major Operational Excellence (OPX) & Change programmes for focusing on Continuous Improvement and Process Excellence to transform organisations.

I am a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and an approved Lean & Six Sigma Assessor with the British Quality Foundation (BQF).  With both internal & external consulting experience across Europe & NA, I have trained well over 1500 people across multiple sectors and functions in Lean & Six Sigma techniques. Prior to joining PA, I led the LSS Capability Development Programme for PepsiCo across Europe.

More recently I have lead a team at a Global FS client cutting cost in their Global Risk function and led the transformation programme of a strategically significant precious metal refinery.

I have also developed the CPI (Continuous Performance Improvement) Way for a European Defence organisation and is supporting a Global Energy client develop Lean Leaders within their Operations & Global Support Functions.

I have always wanted to give back more to the Lean Six Sigma community in addition to training, coaching and promoting the methodology. I believe that by being part of the BQF panel I will have the opportunity to promote the excellent projects being delivered by practitioners across all sectors.  I fundamentally believe that to be a great Lean Six Sigma practitioner you also need to be a great change manager dealing with both subjective and objective issues and as a part of the panel I want to help unearth the best of the best and help showcase them to their peers.

“I lead major Operational Excellence (OPX) & Change programmes for focusing on Continuous Improvement and Process Excellence to transform organisations.

I am a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and an approved Lean & Six Sigma Assessor with the British Quality Foundation (BQF).  With both internal & external consulting experience across Europe & NA, I have trained well over 1500 people across multiple sectors and functions in Lean & Six Sigma techniques. Prior to joining PA, I led the LSS Capability Development Programme for PepsiCo across Europe.

More recently I have lead a team at a Global FS client cutting cost in their Global Risk function and led the transformation programme of a strategically significant precious metal refinery.

I have also developed the CPI (Continuous Performance Improvement) Way for a European Defence organisation and is supporting a Global Energy client develop Lean Leaders within their Operations & Global Support Functions.

I have always wanted to give back more to the Lean Six Sigma community in addition to training, coaching and promoting the methodology. I believe that by being part of the BQF panel I will have the opportunity to promote the excellent projects being delivered by practitioners across all sectors.  I fundamentally believe that to be a great Lean Six Sigma practitioner you also need to be a great change manager dealing with both subjective and objective issues and as a part of the panel I want to help unearth the best of the best and help showcase them to their peers.

Moore Allison

Director of Learning Solutions, Master Black Belt, Catalyst Consulting Ltd

Moore Allison

“I was trained and became a practitioner in Six Sigma while working for Motorola. While I was there, I led many projects myself, coached others and qualified as Black Belt Instructor with Motorola University. I was an independent consultant from 2001 and then joined Catalyst in 2006. In that time, I’ve trained and coached thousands of Belts across all sectors and assessed many for BQF certification from Yellow to Master Black Belt level.

I co-chair the BQF’s Lean Six Sigma Academy where we work to keep the certification standards high and relevant and promote Lean Six to the membership and beyond.

I’m passionate about best practice in my field of expertise and I’m really looking forward to judging the LSS Award entries.”

2019 Award Winners

WINNER 1 – Fragrance Oils (International) Limited

Fragrance Oils (International) Limited (FOIL) is a privately owned company specialising in the creation of perfumery essences, natural herbal extracts for use in the fine fragrance, personal care, air care and household cleaning sectors. Established in 1967, the company has emerged as one of the industry’s most dynamic and influential companies.

WINNER 2 – Essex County Council

Essex County Council forms one level of local government within the county of Essex. They work with other local authorities, as well as regional, national and international authorities, to deliver services and represent the best interests of the people of the county.

Awards FAQ's

Am I eligible to enter?

All organisations can enter our awards. Please see our individual award categories pages for more information who can apply and the criterias for applying.

Can companies of any size enter this award?

Yes. We encourage companies of all sizes and from all sectors to enter our awards.

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.