In association with our partner DNV GL, we are proudly launching the International Quality Awards for the quality professionals who contribute most to their organisations.

We want to acknowledge the people who share their experience for the benefit of individuals and teams, and for the benefit of the profession. And we want to recognise leaders who design and foster a culture where their fellow quality professionals are able to succeed.

The awards will also help the wider public understand the critical role that quality professionals play in enabling their organisations to be efficient and effective.

Why apply

  • You are showing quality leadership within your organisation
  • You are telling your story for the benefit of other quality professionals
  • You are helping industry in general to gain a better understanding of the contribution that quality professionals/leaders make to organisations
  • If you are a finalist, you will get personal written feedback from the panel of judges
  • If you win a category, you will be featured in Quality World magazine and will receive a trophy at the awards celebration in London November 2017.

Who should apply

Members and non-members can enter. All awards are linked to the CQI Competency Framework but have subtly different criteria or marking schemes to fit different career stages and organisational contexts. This means there should be a category for everybody.

Read the details of the categories and decide which one best fits you – you are welcome to enter for more than one category. As well as completing an application for yourself, consider whether you can support an entry from someone you coach, your boss, someone in your team or even the whole of your quality team.


  1. Quality Professional of the Year (in association with proud partners E-Squared) – recognising the quality professional who has contributed most to their organisation

  2. Emerging Talent Award (in association with proud partners Tideway) – recognising the younger quality professional

  3. Leadership Award – recognising a senior manager who has contributed most to their organisation in terms of establishing a culture of quality

  4. Quality Team of the Year – recognising a team of quality professionals who have contributed most to their organisation

  5. Quality Professional in a New Project (in association with proud partners Catalyst Consulting)– recognising the quality professional who has contributed most to their organisation with a quality system established from scratch in a project environment

  6. CQI Achievement Award – recognising the quality professional who has moved the profession forward over a number of years (this is an honorary award and therefore not open to entries)

Proud partners