Employees in the manufacturing quality profession are being invited to submit their entries for the 2019 International Quality Awards by Wednesday 31 July.
The free-to-enter International Quality Awards, hosted by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) in partnership with leading global certification body NQA, celebrate the achievements of exceptional quality professionals and auditors in all sectors around the world.
Spanning six major categories, including Emerging Talent Award and Quality Organisation of the Year Award, the International Quality Awards are open to all CQI members and IRCA-registered auditors as well as non-members of the CQI, teams and organisations.
This year’s event will take place at a landmark point in the CQI’s history: its centenary. To mark this anniversary, the awards will celebrate the rich and diverse history of the quality profession over the last 100 years.
The International Quality Awards provide applicants with an opportunity to showcase their contribution to the quality management profession, inspire others by sharing their stories, and boost their profile in the global quality sector.
Last year Khar Voen (Carmen) Chin, PCQI from Alstom Hong Kong Limited, won the Emerging Talent Award for her role in improving supplier training, warehouse audits and the installation of steel bracketry that carried signalling equipment under train carriages. Her work continues to contribute to ensuring the safety of millions of passengers who use Hong Kong’s railway network.
Vincent Desmond, CEO of the CQI, said: “In this interconnected world, the quality profession is playing an increasingly important role in safeguarding consumers, protecting the environment and ensuring compliance in global supply chains. It is important, therefore, that we continue to reward quality and auditing talent and to laud their contribution to the future of quality in their organisations and society.
“In 2018 we received entries from quality professionals in the Republic of Latvia, Qatar, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, to name just a few. We are proud of our global links and reputation and would encourage everyone working in quality to submit an entry – wherever in the world they might be.”
The International Quality Awards will take place on 27 November 2019 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London.