EFQM Award 2013

The EFQM Excellence Award 2013 Nominees

EFQM is proud to announce the results of the EFQM Excellence Award 2013. From 30 000 organisations implementing the EFQM Excellence Model worldwide, these are the official 10 champions this year!.  These are listed below in alphabetical order:

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Alpenresort Schwarz - Austria

EFQM Excellence Award Winner and Prize Winner in Adding Value for Customers and Succeeding through the Talent of People

Nestled in stunning Tyrol, Austria, the Schwarz Alpine Spa & Resort is a traditional, family run lakeside spa retreat designed with guests' complete wellbeing in mind. It combines a 4000m² spa and state-of-the-art health & fitness suite with year-round sporting activities, luxury accommodation, and breath-taking snow-capped mountain scenery.

BMW Plant Regensburg - Germany

Prize Winner in Managing with Agility and Sustaining Outstanding Results

The BMW Regensburg plant has approximately 9,000 employees with a daily production of around 1,100 units of the BMW 1 Series, 3 Series as well as the BMW Z4, making it an important part of the worldwide BMW Group production network. Each individual customer's requirement is always fulfilled on time and in accordance with the highest quality standards.

GC Europe - Belgium


GC Europe supplies dental materials to dentists and dental laboratories from its Headquarters and logistics warehouse in Leuven, Belgium, to dealer organisations across Europe. GC Europe's main operations involve the production of investments and stones for dental technicians (laboratory products), the importing of dental materials (operatory products) from other GC operations, and the distribution of these products to dentists and dental dealers across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Glasgow Housing Association - Scotland

Prize Winner in Leading with Vision, Inspiration and Integrity

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) is a Registered Social Landlord (RSL), a not-for-profit organisation, a limited liability company, and a registered charity. They provide services to almost 67,000 people across Glasgow, owning and managing 41,000 rented properties. GHA is the largest provider of social rented housing in Scotland. From September 2012, GHA has become the largest subsidiary of Wheatley Housing Group, a new organisation formed to ensure a sustainable and growing business in the current environment.

Nilufer Municipality - Turkey

Prize Winner in Adding Value for Customers

Nilufer, one of the seven central district municipalities of Bursa Metropolitan and is due to 5393 municipalities' law. It was established in 1987. The city is hosting nearly 320.000 citizens and is the most rapidly urbanising region of Bursa.

Sanitas Hospitales - Spain


Sanitas was created in Spain in 1954 as an insurance company. Sanitas Hospitales is the company that manages medical centres and hospitals that make up the broad service network that Sanitas makes available to its clients. The network is made up of two hospitals and 17 Millennium multidisciplinary centres located in the main cities in Spain and some large cities in the Community of Madrid.

Stavropol State Agrarian University - Russian Federation

Prize Winner in Harnessing Creativity and Innovation

The Russia's leading centre for education, science and culture, educational, research and consulting and methodological activity, is a state institution of the higher professional education in federal jurisdiction, which is located in the North Caucasus Federal District (NCFD) of the Russian Federation, in the city of Stavropol. The SSAU was established in 1930 and has currently more than 1500 employees.

St Mary's College - Northern Ireland

Prize Winner in Sustaining Outstanding Results

St Mary's College is an all-girls Catholic all ability school which caters for 873 pupils in the 11-18 age group with a staff of 95. There is one boy in Sixth Form. The school was opened in 1959 by the Sisters of Mercy. It was Derry's first all-girls secondary school.

VAMED-KMB Krankenhausmanagement und Betriebsführungsges.m.b.H. - Austria

Prize Winner in Succeeding through the Talent of People

VAMED-KMB provides valuable and sustainable operations management services for the Vienna General Hospital - Medical University Campus with the focal points building services, structural engineering and medical technology, information- and communication technology as well as infrastructural and commercial services.

Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) - England

Prize Winner in Adding Value for Customers

Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) manages 31,000 properties occupied by 60,000 tenants and employs over 1,400 people, making it one of the largest employers in Wakefield. WDH is one of the UK's largest enterprise and regeneration companies, who invest in people, property and places. It is also a charity, registered with the Charity Commission, and a not for profit company limited by guarantee, with a commercial subsidiary.

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