Nele Leosk and Eric Anderson elected Fellows of the Institute

We are delighted to announce that Nele Leosk (Estonia), and Eric Anderson (Canada) have been elected as Fellows of the Institute.

Nele Leosk

Nele Leosk FBEI


Nele is a researcher and consultant in the government innovation and digital governance domain with experience supporting public sector modernisation initiatives in over forty countries across Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. She has served as the as Programme Director of eGovernance Academy in Estonia and as an expert for the Estonian’s parliament’s Foresight Centre. She has also worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia and in the Finnish Institute of Public management and has consulted for the OECD and the UNDP.

Nele holds BA in Philology and Educational Sciences (Tallinn University), an MA in Public Communications (Tallinn University), a Masters of Research in Political & Social Science and a PhD in Digital Governance (both from European University Institute, Italy).

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson FBEI


Eric is a business excellence professional with three decades’ experience working in a wide variety of functional roles including, marketing, operations and IT. He has a detailed knowledge of logistics and quality management and has built on this to support the public sector in areas of transportation, natural resources, health care, and justice, He has lived for extended period of time in Turkey and Switzerland and has worked in the Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Eric holds holds a BA from the University of British Columbia, a Diploma of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, an MBA from Royal Roads University in Canada, and a Diploma of Management Consulting from the Graduate Management School of Grenoble (France). He is a Certified Management Consultant.

Members on 6 Continents

Membership expanded this month and we’re delighted to announce that the Business Excellence Institute now has members on 6 continents.

The only continent where we have no members is Antarctica but we think that is as it should be.

Aircold Testimonial

Andrew Coyne, Managing Director of Aircold Panel Solutions – a family business now in its second generation – on working with the Business Excellence Institute.

2019 International Business Learning Games Competition Results

Lisbon, Portugal, 27 September 2019

Hubro Education (Merville & Emil), Games Without Frontiers (Nadine & Tim), and Vito (Bart)

Congratulations to all the competition finalists and to the games which took home awards at this year’s International Business Learning Games Competition. The Award Winners were:

Award Game Entrant
Game of the Year (Digital) Rocket Games Without Frontiers (UK)
Game of the Year (Non-Digital) Risk & RACE Vito (Belgium)
Chair’s Choice Award Hubro Marketing Simulation Hubro Education (Norway)
People’s Choice Award Afortunadamente You Plus (Mexico)
The games showcased in the 2019 finals were:
  • Afortunadamente (Mexico)
  • Allocate Strategic Thinking Simulation (Malaysia)
  • Create Powerful Moments (Denmark)
  • Empatos (Denmark)
  • European Monetary Union Policy Game (Spain)
  • HIGHER – License to Recruit (Denmark)
  • Hubro Marketing Simulation (Norway)
  • Mississippi Bubble Game (Colombia)
  • Moving Tomorrow – A Cultural Journey (Germany)
  • Prendo’s ‘mutari’ Simulation (UK)
  • Profit Games, Courses and Simulations (Sweden)
  • Risk & RACE (Belgium)
  • Rocket (UK)
  • Thinking Hats (Poland / Ireland)

About The International Business Learning Games Competition
Now in its fourth year, the International Business Learning Games Competition was created to encourage the use of new, innovative approaches to professional development by promoting the use of Learning Games as an educational technology. It recognises achievements and acknowledges the best games in the field from around the globe, inspiring the development of new innovative learning games for business.

Games are judged by an international panel of judges that combines expertise in business, pedagogy and game design, using a specially developed evaluation framework with input from educational experts and serious game designers. For more information on the competition see:

About The Business Excellence Institute
The Business Excellence Institute is a membership body, with members on five continents, dedicated to helping people – and the organizations they work for – deliver outstanding results for all their stakeholders. It promotes business excellence as a multi-disciplinary profession, excellence in management, and the use of innovative approaches to personal and organizational development. Through its members, it supports organisations ranging from small family run businesses to federal governments on their journeys to excellence.

You Plus (Valeria)

Contact: Matt Fisher Tel: +353-1-5134500

Announcing the IBLGC 2019 Finalists

Congratulations to all games that have made the finals of the 2019 International Business Learning Games Competition. The standard of this year’s entries (as measured by the average score for all entries in the year) was the highest to date. This made the first round of judging exciting and there were a large number of entries which kept the judges busy. In the end, 15 entries have made it to the finals including – for the first time – games from Asia and South America.

Condolences are offered to those entrants ranging from universities to small companies whose games did not make the finals – each of you will receive a judges’ report which we hope provides you with some ideas on how your games could be improved. We thank you for your participation and hope to see you at the International Conference On Business Learning Games.


Announcing the Excellence Manifesto

We are delighted to announce the publication of the Excellence Manifesto. It took us quite a while to craft it but we feel it’s been worth the effort.

The Excellence Manifesto is a a declaration of war on mediocrity. It calls on all organizations, regardless of size or sector, to publicly commit to the pursuit of excellence. This means striving to achieve optimal results for all stakeholders, continuous improvement, and pursuing a strategy that does not sell out future generations. Check it out and feel free to sign it. By adding your name to the Manifesto you commit to strive for excellence and do so in public, both answering the call for action and helping to make it louder.

Aircold Panel Solutions earns Excellence Baseline certification

Congratulations to Aircold Panel Solutions (Dublin, Ireland) for the successful implementation of an Integrated Management System that meets the requirements of the Excellence Baseline.

Aircold worked diligently to reach this milestone on its journey to excellence and the work shows. Achieving Excellence Baseline certification required the company to carefully balance the needs of running the business and changing it, while undergoing an intensive organisational development programme.

Pictured on the right is Aircold Chief Executive, Andy Coyne, this morning having come in from the shop-floor to be presented with the company’s Excellence Baseline certificate.

Andy Coyne, Aircold Panel Solutions