CAVERSHAM, UK – At the Royal Courts of Justice in London on the 6th November, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) hosted their Global Awards ceremony at their Gala Dinner, an event to recognize the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organizations across the world.
The BCI Global Awards consist of ten categories – nine of which are decided by a panel of judges with the winner of the final category (Industry Personality of the Year) being chosen by BCI members in a vote. As expected the entries received during the year were all to a high standard and the panel of judges had a difficult task deciding upon a shortlist to go forward to the ceremony.
Inevitably there can be only one winner in each of the categories and those who went home celebrating were:
- Business Continuity Consultant of the Year: Saul Midler MBCI, LINUS Information Security Solutions
- Business Continuity Manager of the Year: Tom Clark MBCI, Liberty Mutual Insurance
- Business Continuity Team of the Year: Standard Life
- Public Sector Business Continuity Manager of the Year: Alan Jones MBCI, West Sussex County Council
- BCM Newcomer of the Year: Andrew MacLeod AMBCI, Needhams 1834 Ltd
- Business Continuity Innovation of the Year: Vocal
- Business Continuity Provider of the Year (BCM Service): SunGard Availability Services
- Business Continuity Provider of the Year (BCM Product): eBRP Solutions Network
- Most Effective Recovery of the Year: Etihad Etisalat – Mobily
- Industry Personality of the Year: Richard L. Arnold
Steve Mellish, Chairman of the BCI said: “Congratulations to all the winners of a BCI Global Award and well done to all those who were nominated, this in itself is a tremendous achievement. The high calibre of entries has really contributed to the success of these awards, and this goes a long way towards raising the profile of business continuity as a profession and highlighting the need for organizations to recognize the importance of the industry.
The BCI Global Awards are held annually and coincide with the BCM World Conference and Exhibition, one of the premier events in the global industry calendar. Held over two days, the conference features fifty exhibitors, a similar number of speakers and over a thousand visitors.
Based in Caversham, United Kingdom, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to /promote the art and science of business continuity worldwide /and to assist organizations in preparing for and surviving minor and large-scale man-made and natural disasters. The Institute enables members to obtain guidance and support from their fellow practitioners and offers professional training and certification programmes to disseminate and validate the highest standards of competence and ethics. It has circa 8,000 members in more than 100 countries, who are active in an estimated 3,000 organizations in private, public and third sectors.
For more information go to: www.thebci.org