Leading Operational Excellence

Lean Business Ireland Awards 29th September 2022

2 Awards – Large organisation (Employment above 250), Small to Medium Sized Enterprise (SME)

Lean Business Ireland Award for Leading Operational Excellence

This award is open to leadership teams or an individual that has been a catalyst for major transformational change in their organisation

The judges will want to see overall leadership taken where areas of the business need to be challenged and efficiencies made. You must explain what you have achieved so far and what you hope to achieve in the future. And we need to see evidence of an overall strategy that sets out your targets and how you plan to achieve them. Evidence should be presented of results and effort and how the overall team was engaged to achieve the strategy. The judges need to be convinced that a strong operational excellence culture has been developed.

Entry should be made by written submission supported by visuals such as video or pictures to illustrate progress made, paying particular attention to the criteria below

  • Shows energy and drive
  • Is results orientated
  • Can demonstrate Organisation culture change towards Continuous Improvement
  • Shows Influence
  • Shows an holistic approach to operational excellence

Tips for Entering

  • All activities cited must be within the past 14 months
  • Ensure your submission fits onto no more than 5 A4 pages in portrait PDF format
  • Answer each of the key criteria points, back up answers with pictures, graphs etc.
  • the projects that support their entry must have taken place in Ireland


You will need the following to complete your entry:

  • 100 word summary of your entry
  • 2 high resolution landscape photos (300 dpi) relevant to your entry
  • jpeg version of your organisation’s logo
  • Name of the person who will accept the trophy