Oakland Group

John Oakland receives award from CQI

We are delighted to announce that John Oakland received the CQI Honorary Award at the recent International Quality Awards in London. He was recognised for his ongoing work in quality and operational excellence.

John receiving his award from Ian Mitchell of Network Rail and Shirley Parsons who sponsored the award.

John’s acceptance comments:

“Receiving the first CQI honorary life-time achievement award was a great honour which I will always treasure. I consider myself very fortunate to have spent most of my career over the last four decades helping people and organisations manage and improve quality. What better way to spend your life than looking at ways to ensure that quality is never an accident, but always the result of serious direction setting, excellent organisation and skillful execution. I have worked with some wonderful colleagues in academia and at Oakland, plus friends in clients and the quality profession, who have contributed greatly to me winning this award. I am pleased that my recent work with the CQI has created a powerful competency framework that is now being widely used.”