D&D Excellence : your Partner for Excellence

Press items

We have sometimes been lucky enough to gain some press coverage for the Excellence Model and our activities, although we do not make it a major focus of our activity. Although some items are mentioned and linked elsewhere on the site, they are grouped here also. The links are to pdf files and will open new browser windows.

About D&D generally

By 2014 we had passed the milestone of having carried out 50 Recognised for Excellence assessments, and EFQM published a question and answer styled interview about our expereinces in their monthly newsletter. They have kindly allowed you to read a PDF of the article here.

We were featured in the April/May2002 issue of UK Excellence Magazine - the official journal of the British Quality Foundation. Here is a PDF copy of the UK Excellence article.

Individual success

In 2003 Derek was one of the first two recipients ever of the Personal Recognition Leadership Award from the European Foundation for Quality Management - the only one from the UK. We have a PDF copy of the article from the EFQM News July 2003

About our work


Benchmark Index

We helped the UK's Small Business Service to refine the Excellence component of their Benchmark Index survey. In March 2003 the Kent on Sunday newspaper included this article about our Benchmark Index work.

Investors in Excellence

Having been licensed by British Quality Foundation as advisers and assessors for Investors in Excellence, we were given more coverage in this article about IiE by Kent on Sunday.