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UK Excellence Awards Ceremony



Our Excellence Awards are moving


2018 marks our 25 year Anniversary. That’s 25 years since we began supporting organisations of all sizes and sectors to improve and become beacons of business excellence.register your interest button - 2018 Awards ceremony

To celebrate this milestone, and in line with our own continuous improvement journey, we are moving our annual UK Excellence Awards Ceremony to Spring 2018, its new home going forward.

It will be bigger and better, more engaging and innovative.  New processes, new categories and new approaches to applying will bring more exciting opportunities for your organisation to showcase a commitment to change, continuous improvement and employee development across the whole organisation.

BQF is leading the way in supporting organisations of all sizes and sectors to be better. We’d love to take you with us into 2018 so register your interest today to keep up to date with UK Excellence Awards news and updates.

For more information about our Awards, meet with and hear from the 2016 Awards winners – all coming together for the first time to share their learning experiences and insight – at our BQF Excellence Showcase on the 1st of February! For more information, please visit our event page.


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2016 Awards Ceremony


Our annual UK Excellence Awards Ceremony is the most distinguished excellence event in the UK business calendar. The event brings together organisations celebrating their achievements in improving business operations and delivering excellence outcomes.

Our 2016 Excellence Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday 13 October 2016 at The InterContinental, on London’s Park Lane.Awards ceremony

Hosted by Baroness Karren Brady, CBE – businesswoman, author, columnist, motivational and public speaker, and TV personality, attendee’s was given the perfect opportunity to hear from and network with top UK business leaders and celebrate with our 2016 winners and finalists.

The 2016 awards ceremony was sponsored by bathstore. The event represented a perfect opportunity for bathstore to showcase its joint commitment to world-class business training, innovation and performance improvement.

Selected by a panel of independent judges, the award winners were recognised for their work in improving areas of business operation, delivering tangible outcomes and benefits for businesses’ people, performance, productivity and profit and ultimately the British economy.

Click here to download the 2016 awards table brochure.

2016 UK Excellence Award – sponsored by bathstoreAwards Ceremony

The UK Excellence Award is one of the highest accolades any organisation in the UK can achieve. Launched in 1994, it recognises organisations which have demonstrated excellence in all areas of operation. Entrants are assessed against the EFQM Excellence Model which enables them to assess their degree of excellence and helps them to understand their key strengths and the areas for improvement.

The 2016 UK Excellence Award winners were University of Winchester and CrossCountry Trains.

Click here for more information on the 2016 UK Excellence Award and to find out the 2016 finalists.


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2016 Achievement Awards

The Achievement Awards seek different and innovative approaches and initiatives that could be considered as role models across four categories.Awards Ceremony


The Customer Satisfaction winner was Barclays.

The Employee Engagement, sponsored by Totem, winner was TNT.

The Innovation,sponsored by TNT, winners were Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Barclays.

The Sustainable Future, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, winner was University of Winchester.

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2016 Lean Six Sigma Award – sponsored by Lean Six Sigma AcademyAwards ceremony


The Lean Six Sigma Award is a great opportunity for organisations to win recognition for the projects that their Lean and Six Sigma teams are delivering to customers, shareholders and other key stakeholders. Individuals or project teams from organisations of all sizes in the private and public sectors can apply and more than one entry per organisation is permitted.

The 2016 Lean Six Sigma Award winners were Marks and Spencer and WEG Electric Equipment Brazil.

Click here for more information on the 2016 Lean Six Sigma Award and to find out the 2016 finalists.


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