BQF and August Recognition

The BQF UK Excellence Awards are back, and heading to Wembley Stadium!

The awards offer a chance to showcase and celebrate the passion and dedication to excellence within your organisation. They provide a platform to gain recognition, share best practices, and inspire others in the pursuit of continuous improvement.

We’re super proud to be an associate for the awards for their 2025 programme and are looking forward to supporting entrants with their entries.

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BQF UK Excellence Awards Categories

There are 17 categories available this year, recognising excellence across business disciplines;

  • UK Excellence Award: Transformation Excellence

Excellence in… Categories

  • CI culture
  • Collaboration
  • Customer Experience
  • Employee Health and Wellbeing
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • People Engagement and Development
  • Project Delivery

Being Excellent Categories

  • Best Team
  • Practitioner
  • Emerging Leader
  • Established Leader

Patron's Awards

Last years’ brand new free-to-enter awards category was hugely successful, and the awards want to continue to widen the reach and chance for recognition and celebration.

With an aim to find individuals and organisations that have made their mark on society, these awards are entered by nomination only. Judges are looking for the best of the best. Excellent people doing excellent things and making a difference every day.

  • Excellent organisations doing excellent things
  • Excellent people doing excellent things

You can find out more about each category and the specific criteria here.


Entries Open: NOW

Entry Deadline: 31 July 2024

Shortlist Announced: Summer 2024

Judging Panels Take Place: October – November 2024

Award Ceremony: 27 March 2025, Wembley Stadium

The UK Excellence Awards are free to enter for BQF members. To find out how to become a member, click here.

Non-members can enter for an entry fee, see here for fees and process.


If you would like some support with your entries, we are here to help. We can take care of your entries from start to finish, working with you to choose the best category, put together the best story to score highly with the judges, and to provide expert insights throughout.

Get in touch today to find out how we can support you to win.

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