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The International Quality Awards 2023: Part of Quality Live

The CQI’s annual flagship event will be back next year to celebrate excellence in quality management and will be part of a brand-new event called Quality Live.

We’re delighted to announce the return of the International Quality Awards which will take place in London on 15 June 2023.

Now entering its sixth year, the awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional quality professionals and auditors across the globe. Spanning eight categories, the awards recognise excellence within organisations, teams and individuals, as well as in the specialist areas of sustainability and digital innovation.  

Find out more about the application process and the criteria for each award.

The 2023 award categories

Emerging Talent

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.  

Meet the 2022 Emerging Talent winner and finalists 

Digital Innovation 

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.  

Meet the 2022 Digital Innovation winner and finalists 


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

Meet the 2022 Sustainability Impact winner and finalists

Quality Professional of the Year 

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.  

Meet the 2022 Quality Professional of the Year winner and finalist

Quality Team of the Year  

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

Meet the 2022 Quality Team of the Year winner and finalists

Quality Organisation of the Year  

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

Meet the 2022 Quality Organisation of the Year winners and finalists

CQI Volunteer of the Year ​​​​​

An individual who has demonstrated that they are an exceptional volunteer, displaying dedication and enthusiasm for volunteering for the CQI, and making a positive impact on people or a project while furthering the CQI’s mission and vision.

The individual can nominate themselves or be nominated by another volunteer, a CQI or IRCA member, or the CQI’s Executive team.

Meet the 2022 CQI Volunteer of the Year winner

CQI Outstanding Contribution to Quality Management Practice

An individual who or organisation which 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 

This award is not open to public nominations.

Meet the 2022 CQI Outstanding Contribution to Quality Management Practice winners

Key timings

  • 9 January: entries open 
  • 8 March: entries close
  • 20 March: event tickets go on sale
  • 19 April: finalists announced  
  • 15 June: Quality Live conference and awards event

Introducing Quality Live


In 2023, the International Quality Awards will take place as part of Quality Live. This brand-new event will bring together thought leaders and quality professionals, with a full programme of talks and interactive workshops. This exciting new event will offer attendees CPD opportunities before culminating in the awards presentation ceremony.

Sponsor the event

Become an event partner for Quality Live – home of the International Quality Awards – and give your organisation the opportunity to: 

  • Promote your organisation to quality and auditing professionals 
  • Support the quality profession 
  • Gain recognition from an international audience 
  • Raise your brand profile and promote your commitment to quality management

Interested in sponsoring the event? Learn more about the benefits to your organisation and the packages available.

Watch highlights from the 2022’s award ceremony

Become an event partner for Quality Live 2023

Raise your organisation profile to our audience of international quality and auditing professionals 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or wish to know more about Quality Live and the International Quality Awards, please contact our Event Manager Katie Steingold.