The CQI’s flagship event will be bigger and better this year

Our third International Quality Awards, which we are delighted to be hosting in partnership with leading global certification body NQA, will take place on 27 November 2019.

The awards are an important date in the calendar, as they celebrate the achievements of exceptional quality professionals and auditors across the globe.  

2019 is also the centenary of the CQI. So to mark our milestone anniversary, we will be celebrating the quality profession too: its evolution over the last 100 years and its role in the rise of emerging technology.

At a landmark point in the CQI’s history, we are especially proud not just to reward quality and auditing talent but to laud their contribution to the future of quality.


The 2019 categories



Emerging Talent Award

Recognises a 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.

The Audit System Award

Honours the team that fuels their organisation’s success by establishing and delivering an effective audit system. CQI members and IRCA auditors of any grade can submit entries.

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 have contributed most to their organisation in terms of governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context.

Quality Organisation of the Year Award

Distinguishes the organisation that best exhibits a culture of quality and puts it at the heart of everything it does. This award is open to organisation of any size or type.

Improvement System Award

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

CQI Honorary Award

Pays tribute to an individual who has moved the profession and discipline of quality forward over a number of years; not only in relation to their own organisation, but also on a wider stage. 

This is an honorary award and is therefore not open to entries.

Key dates

  • 3 June: Entries open
  • 31 July: Applications close
  • 27 November: Awards

The International Quality Awards will take place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London on 27 November. Please save the date in your calendar. We will post more details soon on how to enter the awards.

Watch the 2018 awards show

Profiles in Quality 2018

Profiles in quality explores the journey that winners and finalists have made to spark sustainable and positive change within their organisations.

A key theme in the second edition of the ebook is the universal importance of quality management. The 2018 winners and finalists represented 11 countries: United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Latvia, Turkey, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, Pakistan, China and Australia. They also work in a wide range of sectors including rail transportation, healthcare, automotive, nuclear and defence, infrastructure and construction.