PEX Network announces European Process Excellence Award Winners 2013

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2 May 2013, London – A hospital, an investment bank, and a global energy company were among the award winners at PEX Network’s European Process Excellence awards 2013, announced during the Awards Ceremony on 30th April 2013.

The awards celebrate process excellence programmes and initiatives that have delivered outstanding results in categories that include Best BPM Project, Best Start up Business Excellence Programmes, and Best Process Improvement Projects.

Six awards were handed out at the special recognition ceremony on Tuesday evening at PEX Network’s annual flagship European gathering of process improvement professionals.

"We’re seeing an increasing awareness of the value of process excellence as businesses contend with today’s new economic reality," said Vanessa Lovatt, GM of the Process Excellence Network. "This year we’ve seen a growing diversity in terms of the industries that are applying process excellence as well as new approaches. It really shows that process excellence is becoming a critical part of every organisation’s strategy to enable business growth."

The Process Excellence European Awards are PEX Network’s annual awards for and judged by the process excellence community. Having run for over 8 years they are renowned for recognising project and programme process excellence success stories.

The judges include Process Excellence experts from Bank of New York Mellon, DB, RSA, BP, Ministry of Justice, Honeywell, ABB, Alstom, BP Group, Lloyd's Register and BNP Paribas Cardiff .

The winners of this year’s European Process Excellence awards are:

Best Business Process Improvement Programme Over 2 Years

This award recognises the vision, business impact and sustainability of mature Business Process Excellence Programmes – covering Lean, Six Sigma & Business Process Management (BPM). Entrants were judged on their strategy, capacity for delivery and the extent to which they have created an environment for change.

Winner: AES Corporation
Honorary Mention: Catalent Pharma Solutions

Best Start-Up Business Process Improvement Programme Under 2 Years

This award celebrates the achievements of new Business Process Excellence programmes of up to 2 years in deployment – covering Lean, Six Sigma & Business Process Management (BPM). Entrants were judged on their abilities in direction setting, delivering business benefits and initial culture change.

Winner: The Ottawa Hospital

Best Project Contributing to Organisational Value, Sustainability and Innovation

This award is designed to recognise important projects that are not primarily aligned to or selected for their direct financial impact. This award is judged on business impact and innovation, but with a specific focus on business impact and value created outside of pure financial results such as customer experience, innovation, sustainability and green projects, and ethics and the community.

Winner: DeutschePost DHL

Best Process Improvement Project Over 90 days

This award recognises improvements in manufacturing or service and transactional environments using Lean, Six Sigma or any other recognised Process Excellence tool. Entrants were judged on the ability to prove their operational and business results as well as clarity in execution throughout the process and sustainability.

Winner: Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Honourable Mention: Catalent Pharma Solutions

Best Process Improvement Project Under 90 Days

This award recognizes the business impact and scope of projects with short cycle times and quick wins for the business. Improvement projects must have been under 90 days in duration.

Winner: AES Turkey
Honorary Mention: AES Corporation

Best BPM Project

Winner: LV= Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society

PEX Network will be featuring further coverage of some of the award winning entries in the coming weeks. The case studies and interviews will be available on, a web portal that provides resources and information for process professionals.

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About PEX Network

PEX Network is an online, free to join, 70,000+ membership community providing process professionals with exclusive access to a library of multimedia resources from top executives on Lean Six Sigma, BPM, Operational Excellence, Continuous Improvement and other process excellence related topics.

In addition to online resources, PEX Network organizes over 30 targeted face-to-face events globally per year with industry specific focuses on Financial Services and and Energy. We also hold major cross industry summits on process excellence in Orlando, FL (PEX Week) and in London, England (PEX Week Europe) every January and April.

PEX Network is also a provider of Lean Six Sigma Online Training. Our Green and Black Belt courses offer you a flexible way to become adept in Lean Six Sigma Tools like DMAIC, Eight Wastes, Value Stream Mapping, Failure Mode Effects and Analysis (FMEA), and ROI Maximizationas well as the processes of Lean Six Sigma.

The courses offer self-paced online modules, student guides and instructor-led virtual sessions focused on execution; it’s all designed so you can improve process efficiency. Whichever your preferred learning method, you will find a suitable learning format with these courses. Find out more.

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