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

Our fourth International Quality Awards will take place online 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

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

Audit Systems Award

Recognises the individual, team or organisation that has contributed most in terms of establishing and delivering an efficient and effective audit system. Entries must be submitted by an IRCA member of any grade. 

Quality Professional of the Year Award

Celebrates a quality professional who plays 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

Recognises a team of quality professionals who contributes most to their organisation through governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context.  

Quality Organisation of the Year (SME) Award

This award is for 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 and an annual turnover of less than £40m. If the organisation is a subsidiary or part of a group, financial results must be posted separately.

Quality Organisation of the Year Award (LGE)

This award is for the large enterprise 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 and an annual turnover of more than £40m.

CQI Volunteer of the Year Award ​​​​​

This award recognises the valuable contribution of a volunteer. It is for an individual who is unpaid, and volunteers for the CQI, supporting the quality profession. The individual can nominate themselves or be nominated by a fellow volunteer, a CQI member or the CQI executive.

Improvement System Award

Celebrates a team that moves its organisation forward by establishing and delivering an effective improvement system.  

Outstanding Contribution to Quality Management Practice Award

The award is made to an individual 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 

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