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CQI International Quality Awards – meet our 2018 partners

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Our proud partners for the 2018 International Quality Awards are organisations who are passionate about inspiring excellence and celebrating success.

Proud Headline Partner

SAI Global

SAI Global, understands the challenges of building stakeholder trust and confidence for companies at all stages of maturity. They work with organisations to help them deliver on stakeholder expectations for quality, safety, sustainability, integrity and desirability in any market and industry worldwide – while embedding critical risk based thinking and a platform of continual improvement.

Operating in over 130 countries, delivering more than 125,000 audits annually and more than 100,000 people participate in their Assurance training courses each year.

Proud Reception Partner


Founded in 2007, Veeva NYSE (VEEV), is a leading global provider of industry-specific, cloud-based software solutions for the consumer goods, chemical and life sciences industries. Veeva’s Industry Clouds provide consumer goods, chemical and life sciences companies with unified, pure-cloud applications designed specifically for each industry to eliminate obstacles to agile product innovation. Because Veeva’s Industry Clouds are limitless, your people are never shackled by legacy infrastructure. Rather, they can focus on optimizing the product journey across development, regulatory, quality and commercial processes. This gives your people “agility at the speed of your imagination” so everyone can innovate and bring better products to market faster and easier — delighting consumers around the globe. .

Proud Category Partners

Catalyst Consulting

Catalyst Consulting is a leading professional services organisation focusing on business excellence and improvement. Their consulting and training services include Agile, Lean Six Sigma, Change Management, Strategy Deployment and Business Transformation. They count many global leading organisations and household names amongst our valued clients.


NQA is a leading UKAS accredited certification body that provides certification, training and support services. A world leading certification body that specialises in high technology and engineering sectors. With over 30 years’ experience and 36,000 certificates issued in over 70 countries; NQA (part of NTS) aims to provide the best customer experience by offering expert advice to help you to never stop improving!

NQA prides itself in helping organisations of all sizes perform better in quality, environment, energy, sustainability and health and safety management. Moreover, they make sure that these improvements continue year in, year out. Often, they will work in close partnership with consultants who can play a crucial role in helping to implement these management systems. NQA specialises in management systems certification for quality (including automotive and aerospace sectors), energy & environment, health & safety and information security.

Nuvia UK

Nuvia is an international engineering, project management and service provider. In the UK and internationally we have been at the forefront of the nuclear industry and have developed a reputation for safe, high quality delivery.

Our operations include; turn-key design and build, consultancy, option studies, safety case preparation, waste management, land remediation, hands-on decommissioning and radiation protection, including training.

All of our services are provided with the same guarantee of safety, professionalism, quality and value.


PMI is a performance improvement consultancy. Since 1984, they have enabled their clients to improve their business performance by translating their aspirations into tangible actions. They do this by creating the links between strategy and people’s daily work; PMI calls this Performance Improvement through Process Management.

Working across all functional areas, with every kind of performance challenge, their 6 specialist practice areas enable people to improve their business performance through better processes and more engaged people. Their team of expert practitioners consult and train around the world across all functional areas, with every kind of performance challenge.

Their consultancy is underpinned by their unique philosophy and methodology, helping clients to eliminate waste, reduce variation and delight their customers; improving the results they achieve now and in the future.

Shirley Parsons

Shirley Parsons are global leaders in health, safety, environmental and quality recruitment, search, and staffing services. They are an ever-growing global HSEQ talent network built on long-term relationships, industry knowledge, and enhanced wellbeing.
For over a decade they have been guiding careers and shaping workforces. Shirley Parsons operate as Recruitment Consultants, as Talent Partners, as Head-Hunters, as Campaign Managers and as Career Agents, but above all they are matchmakers.


Siemens is a global leader in the design, supply and commissioning of a broad range of solutions for the rail industry, with a portfolio which ranges from signalling, communications, control and power supply systems, to new train fleets and maintenance. The company has over 135 years’ experience in the rail industry, gained from safely delivering projects of all scope, scale and complexity for mainline, light rail and mass transit applications. Its expertise is instrumental in moving people and freight safely and efficiently around the UK’s rail network, helping to provide increased capacity and to deliver better connectivity.

With a wealth of project experience, cutting-edge technology and some of the most talented engineers in the industry, Siemens continues to set standards in safety efficiency, quality and reliability, enabling operators to realise operational and performance benefits from its range of integrated solutions.

2018 Award milestones

1 June - Entries open (Application guide available in May)

31 July - Applications close

10 September - Judging process ends

21 November - Awards Ceremony