The CQI’s flagship event is back celebrating the best in quality and auditing

Our fourth International Quality Awards will take place on Wednesday 18 November 2020.

The awards are an important date in the calendar, as they celebrate 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 2020 categories

Categories

Emerging Talent Award

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

Assurance System of the Year Award

The audit team or programme that has contributed most to its organisation in terms of establishing and delivering effective assurance. Entries must be submitted by a certificated IRCA auditor of any grade.

Improvement System of the Year Award

A team or programme that has achieved outstanding results through the application of quality methods to create improvement and change.    

Quality Professional of the Year Award

The quality professional who has contributed most to their organisation in terms of governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and comms with a quality system established from scratch. Entries are restricted to CQI and IRCA members of any grade.

Quality Team of the Year Award

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

Quality Organisation of the Year Award (SME)

The organisation which best exhibits a culture of quality and puts it at the heart of everything they do. This award is open to any organisation with fewer than 250 employees.

Quality Organisation of the Year Award (LE)

The large enterprise (LE) organisation which best exhibits a culture of quality, and puts it at the heart of everything they do. This award is open to any organisation which has more than 250 employees.

CQI Outstanding Achievement Award

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

  • Academic thinking  
  • Policy 
  • Practice 
  • Education 

CQI Volunteer of the Year

An individual who has demonstrated that they are an exceptional volunteer, displaying dedication and enthusiasm for volunteering, 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 a fellow volunteer, a CQI member or the CQI executive.

Key dates

  • 1 June: Entries open

  • 31 July: Applications close

  • 4 September: Finalists announced 

  • 18 November: Awards

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. Winner of the Emerging Talent Award 2019

Watch highlights from the 2019 Awards show