16 October 2015

Bishop Burton, a land-based college and emfec member, has been announced as a British Quality Foundation (BQF) UK Excellence Winner for the second time.

The college beat strong competition from some of the biggest names in UK business and reaffirmed the college's position as the leading institution of its kind in the country. The other UK Excellence Award was given to Ricoh UK, and Siemens Digital Factory and Virgin Trains (West Coast) complete the four finalists.

The aim of the award is to help organisations improve their performance, and recognise those which have shown exceptional ability and performance in the management of their organisation. Nominated organisations are assessed against the EFQM Excellence Model, Europe's leading management framework, to measure their degree of excellence in all areas of operation.

To become a finalist, Bishop Burton College had to score a high benchmark and be recommended by every one of the assessors who took part in the site visit.

The college was announced as winner by businesswoman, author and columnist Baroness Karren Brady CBE, to an audience of prominent business figures and invited guests at the Intercontinental Park Lane in London on 15 October.

Jeanette Dawson OBE, Chief Executive and Principal of the college said:

"To win the award once is a fantastic achievement, but to do so a second time is quite unbelievable and is testament to the incredible working culture here at Bishop Burton College. It it all about the people we have at the college."

The college previously won the award in 2011, and rules state a winner cannot re-enter for four years, meaning the college has won on the last two occasions it has been entitled to enter.

Bishop Burton College has two campuses, the first based just outside of Beverley in Yorkshire, and Riseholme College based in Lincoln.