British Quality Foundation
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|Founded||London, UK (1993)|
|The Princess Royal (Patron), David Callaghan (President), Russell Longmuir (CEO), Diane Dibley (Director of Services), Ian Swain (Director of Sales), Gail Tutcher (Director of Training)|
BQF (British Quality Foundation) is the premier organisation representing excellence and performance improvement in the UK – helping business achieve and maintain a competitive edge on the world stage. BQF is an independent, not-for-profit corporate membership organisation and was founded by the DTI and UK business leaders in 1993.
BQF’s members range from leading international companies to small firms and public sector bodies. Membership can be for a whole organisation, a division, a department or even a single unit, and there are different categories of membership depending on the size of organisation and the level of service and benefits required. Premier members get benefits including best practice events and seminars.
Products and services
BQF provides support to organisations with a range of performance improvement products and services that include awards, certification, conferences, networking opportunities, training and workshops.
BQF specialises in the EFQM Excellence Model, Europe’s leading performance improvement methodology, and as an EFQM Primary Partner, is the only organisation in England and Wales able to provide EFQM's full range of supporting products and services.
- Kelly, John M. (2004). The Excellence Model. London: British Standards Institution. ISBN 978-0-580-42282-9.
- EFQM Excellence Model 2013, multiple authors, EFQM