British Quality Foundation

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British Quality Foundation (BQF)
FoundedLondon, UK (1993)
Key people
The Princess Royal (Patron), David Callaghan (President), Ian Swain (CEO), Diane Dibley (MD, Services and Member Experience), Gail Tutcher (Director of Training)

BQF (British Quality Foundation) is an independent, not-for-profit corporate membership organisation and was founded by the DTI and UK business leaders in 1993.

The BQF’s Patron is The Princess Royal and the current president is David Callaghan, senior vice president of alliances and channels, Oracle Corporation Europe, Middle East and Africa.


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 (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Plus) and the level of service and benefits required. Premier members get benefits including best practice events and workshops.

Products and services[edit]

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,[1] 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.
  1. ^ EFQM Excellence Model 2013, multiple authors, EFQM

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