EFQM | Primary Partner

2019 Awards Ceremony

Our 2018 Awards Ceremony is a tough act to follow but we’re delighted to be hosting the 2019 event in the prestigious Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 16 May 2019.

Attended by business leaders, entrepreneurs and charities, our awards ceremony offers you a unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas and celebrate with the UK’s top organisations.

Royal Lancaster London is Hyde Park’s commanding mid-century architectural icon born and built in the swinging 60s and boasts stunning views of the famous London skyline.

Thursday 16th May 2019



The winners and finalists at our UK Excellence Awards Ceremony have all demonstrated exceptional attributes and values which make them excel and it is important that we come together to recognise these achievements.

Our UK Excellence Awards offer guests not only the opportunity to network but also to  celebrate with over 500 professional and senior decision makers throughout the evening. As well as the ceremony itself, the night also offers an exclusive drinks reception and an awards after party.

This Black Tie event will bring together organisations from across the globe to celebrate their achievements in improving business operations and delivering excellence outcomes.

BQF Award Host

Nicki Chapman

Nicki Chapman is a presenter and broadcaster, who has hosted numerous factual and entertainment programmes including BBC’s Escape to the Country, Wanted Down Under, Escape to the Sun and coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Having started her career as a Promotions Assistant at MCA Records, Nicki quickly becoming one of the youngest and most successful publicists in the industry. Three years later she moved to RCA Records as Head of TV Promotions, before joining Brilliant! PR Company where she was a joint partner for five years. Her vast knowledge of the music industry led Nicki to be a judge on ITV’s Popstars, and then subsequently on Pop Idol.

2019 sees Nicki at the helm of a very exciting new Channel 5 gardening competition The Great Garden Challenge which is set to air later in the year and will see eight teams battle it out to win a chance to exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden in Wisley.

On top of her television and radio duties, Nicki is a much sought after event host and speaker. She is also a qualified coach offering empowerment and advisory skills to celebrities, individuals and corporate businesses alike.


Ceremony package:

  • Prosecco on arrival.
  • Networking reception.
  • Three course meal followed by tea/coffee.
  • Half a bottle of wine per person.
  • Awards ceremony.
  • Post awards entertainment.
  • Professional photographer throughout the evening.

£3,250 + VAT

Charities and not for profit organisations will qualify for a 10% discount.

£2,750 + VAT

Charities and not for profit organisations will qualify for a 10% discount.

£1,700 + VAT

Charities and not for profit organisations will qualify for a 10% discount.

£295 + VAT

Charities and not for profit organisations will qualify for a 10% discount.

Charity and non for profit organisations are excluded from this discount.


The Royal Lancaster London Hotel opened in 1967. Originally the building was part of the sprawling film-making Rank Organisation, it was repurposed following a government initiative – awarding £1000 grants for every new hotel room built – to increase the number of hotels in London to accommodate the growing tourist industry.

The Royal Lancaster was so called as the land it is built on was once owned by The Duke and Duchess of Lancaster.

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary in 2017, the hotel completed an ambitious refurbishment including:

  • The Westbourne Suite, was given its name because of the tiny river Westbourne that runs underneath the hotel and into the Serpentine.
  • The hotel’s “Nine Kings Suite” is yet another nod to history, referring to the rulers of the House of Plantagenet, House of York and House of Lancaster
  • The Park Suite overlooks the Italian fountain, purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert, and Lancaster Gate entrance close to Kensington Gardens was also named in honour of Queen Victoria.

Royal Lancaster was the first hotel in London to have a honey farm, getting its first hive in 2009 which has since grown to ten. You can see the bee hives from the bedrooms and the honey produced is served in the restaurants.