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.


We’re busy finalising the ceremony details and preparing the venue for the event in May but you can register to receive regular updates throughout the year.

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.


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.