The CQI’s annual flagship event will be back next year to celebrate excellence in quality management 

We’re delighted to announce the return of the fifth International Quality Awards on Thursday 23 June 2022.  

With two new categories: Digital Innovation and Sustainability Impact, and six returning categories,  the awards will recognise the achievements of exceptional quality professionals and auditors across the globe.   

A superb event. It’s inspirational to see all the other award winners on the stage and to listen to what they’ve achieved.
Stephen Hughes, CQP FCQI, Head of Quality, AWE

The 2022 award categories 


Emerging talent award

The quality professional who has contributed most to their organisation in the areas of governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context within the first five years of their quality management career.  

NEW Digital innovation award  The initiative which best leverages a digital/technology solution to help people improve the performance of their organisation’s business processes, and the quality of product and service outcomes for customers and stakeholders.  
Quality professional of the year award  

A quality professional who has played a key role in advancing their organisation’s governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context. Entries are restricted to CQI Chartered Members or Chartered Fellows.  

Quality team of the year award  

A team of quality professionals who have contributed most to their organisation through governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context.    

Quality organisation of the year award  

The organisation which best exhibits a culture of quality and puts it at the heart of everything they do.  

NEW Sustainability  
impact award 

The initiative which best translates environmental, social and governance policy and objectives to improve process, product and service outcomes for existing and future stakeholders.  

CQI Volunteer of the year award ​​​​​

An individual who, through their volunteering for the CQI, has demonstrated that they are an exceptional volunteer, displaying dedication and enthusiasm for furthering the aims of the institute, and making a positive impact on people or a project.

The individual must be a volunteer for the CQI, a current CQI or IRCA member. They can nominate themselves or be nominated by another volunteer, a CQI/IRCA member, or the CQI executive team.

Outstanding contribution to quality management practice award

An individual or organisation that has made a significant and lasting contribution to the quality management discipline with clear consequential benefit to society, in any one or more of the following domains:

  • Academic thinking
  • Education 
  • Policy 
  • Practice 

Find out more about the application process, the criteria for each award and the key dates in the application guide (PDF download).

Key timings

  • 5 January: Entries open  
  • 2 March: Applications close
  • 7 March: Event tickets go on sale 
  • Mid-April: Finalists announced   
  • 23 June: Awards event 

Programme for awards event

  • 10:30 – 16:30*, Grand Connaught Rooms, London 
  • Morning session: Keynote speakers 
  • Afternoon session: Three-course lunch, awards ceremony and networking 

*exact timings TBC 

If I can get up there and inspire people to go out and get into the quality world, as a young person that's a win for me and the profession.
Victoria Derbyshire. PCQI, Apprentice Quality Professional, Nuvia UK Ltd.

Watch highlights from the 2019 Awards show