JPCS has received twofold recognition from the British Quality Foundation this year, celebrating a Jury Commendation for innovation at the British Quality Foundation’s 2013 UK Excellence Awards, the UK’s premier award for business distinction. Pictured above are (L-R) Louise Minchin, Peter Shone, managing director of JPCS, and Rob Jackson, JPCS’s Business Mentor from Ricoh.
The accolade was presented to JPCS in the wake of achieving the five star rating in the Recognised for Excellence process for business practices earlier this year, joining a very select list of less than 50 businesses, which include Virgin Trains and Siemens. Only very few construction companies have received 5 Star recognition, and JPCS is one of just two in the highways industry.
Following a thorough assessment, the independent awards jury singled out JPCS for implementing a range of innovative practices, products and services, to support its transformation into a sustainability solutions provider.
Joe Goasdoué, chief executive of the British Quality Foundation, said: “Receiving a UK Excellence Award Commendation is a great result for any organisation. JPCS thoroughly deserves this recognition for demonstrating excellence in the transformation of its business.”
Peter Shone, managing director of JPCS, added: “We’re remarkably proud of our employees for their dedication to the business and improving working practices over the last two decades. JPCS is committed to providing the best service to its customers and to be recognised for a second time this year by the British Quality Foundation is an honour.
“2013 also marks our 20th year in business, so it is especially significant to achieve this recognition at this time.”
This accolade compliments JPCS’s considerable awards and accreditation success, which started with ISO 9001 in 1994, only a year after the business was setup. JPCS also received a Jury Commendation for leadership in 2011 from the British Quality Foundation.
The UK Excellence Award is one of the highest accolades any organisation in the UK can achieve. Launched in 1994, it recognises organisations which have demonstrated excellence in all areas of operation. Entrants are assessed against the EFQM Excellence Model, a management framework used by over 30,000 organisations in Europe and beyond.