We are thrilled to announce the winners of our third International Quality Awards, in association with our proud headline partner NQA. 

The International Quality Awards celebrates excellence in the quality sector. Judged via a rigorous evidence-based process, these awards acknowledge the contribution of the quality profession in enhancing the reputation of organisations around the world.

2019 marks a landmark point in the CQI’s history and we are especially proud not just to reward quality and auditing talent but to laud their contribution to the future of quality.

 

Congratulations to the 2019 winners – they are…

 

Winners

Emerging Talent Award

Victoria Derbyshire, Nuvia Ltd, United Kingdom 

Victoria shared her personal journey of development as a Quality Professional beautifully in her application and brought this to life in her presentation, with a number of interesting examples that supported her approach. The judges felt that Victoria’s entry demonstrated a huge improvement over her application in 2018 with a strong red thread between all elements of the Competency Framework.

The Audit System Award

BAE Systems, United Kingdom

BAE Systems play a key role in securing the safety of our nation. Delivering complex projects and products that necessitate world class audit processes operated by highly competent individuals. BAE provided ample evidence of this and further impressed the judges through their highly innovative application of IT to record audit activity and control the audit process, end to end.

Quality Professional of the Year Award

Angelique Macrez, Osborne, United Kingdom

Angelique demonstrated how clear focus and precise planning, can lead to excellent results. She has simplified processes, and created novel visual solutions, innovating to the point that she is now influencing all the business; within construction, a sector that doesn’t traditionally easily adopt quality approaches. The judges were particularly impressed by the clarity of her application and presentation and the fact that she gives a third of her working time to Gemba Walks.     

Quality Team of the Year Award

AWE, United Kingdom

The AWE Quality Team demonstrated a clear understanding of their organisations’ challenges and strategy and developed their functional strategy to fully support the organisation’s ambitions. They made quite extraordinary progress within the context of their regulated environment.

Quality Organisation of the Year Award

Portsmouth International Port, United Kingdom

Portsmouth International Port had to grapple with more uncertainties and complexities due to Brexit than most organisations. However, the judges were fascinated by the way that their risk-based assessments allow them to manage this uncertainty whilst still aggressively building their business in an extremely creative way; this is quality defined in its widest possible sense.   

Improvement System Award

TOFAS, Turkey

The use of artificial intelligence, and data science, showed how effective use of information can lead to significant improvements. The initial improvements were in relation to defect reduction in car production, but improved customer satisfaction followed swiftly. The judges felt this to be an outstanding application of machine learning and a case study for Quality 4.0.       

CQI Honorary Award

David Hutchins CQP FCQI, Chairman and Principal at David Hutchins International

A seasoned quality professional, David Hutchins has been a member of the CQI for 50 years and won this award for his continuous contribution to the evolution of quality. This award recognises those who have moved the quality profession or the quality discipline forward over a number of years, a description that suits David perfectly.