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October 17, 2013

Vocal Shortlisted for Global Business Continuity Award

Vocal Ltd, a leading provider of incident management and business continuity communication solutions has announced that it has been shortlisted for a 2013 Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Global Award, for its work in partnership with the Cross-sector Safety & Security Communications (CSSC) partnership prior to and during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In 2012, Vocal Ltd teamed up with key figures from London’s public and private sectors to help create a communications infrastructure that would help to safeguard London during the Games. This unique and technologically advanced collaboration between the Metropolitan Police, the Home Office, London First and numerous business sector groups was designed to ensure that London stayed connected, and consequently as safe as possible, throughout the summer Olympics.  

Trevor Wheatley-Perry, Vocal’s Managing Director, comments: “Being part of the CSSC project has been one of our proudest achievements to date. During the summer of 2012, we jointly managed to enable safety and security messages to reach every sector of the London business community within seconds, thanks to the cooperation of the public and private sectors, and the innovative communication facilities of Vocal’s iModus suite. The CSSC partnership has created a lasting legacy of cooperation, and set an important worldwide precedent for future incident and event management.”

In addition to winning the award for ‘Best Contribution to Continuity and Resilience’ at the 2013 CIR Awards, the last year has seen the CSSC partnership shortlisted for many accolades, including winning ‘Best Contribution to Continuity and Resilience’ at the CIR awards, and their work with Vocal now stands as a blueprint for effective communication in other event-hosting cities. Most recently, the CSSC has been shortlisted for the prestigious BCI Global Awards, under the category of ‘Business Continuity Innovation of the Year’.

The BCI Global Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of business continuity professionals and organisations from all over the world. Those selected as award winners are highly esteemed within the industry, and can expect international recognition for their efforts in advancing the profession.

“We’re extremely proud to have been shortlisted for this award,” concludes Trevor, “the BCI Awards are frontrunners in the quest to raise the profile of the business continuity profession as a whole. It is an exceptional accolade to be marked out as an organisation whose achievements can help the BCI to spread the critical importance of business continuity to businesses across the globe.”

The winners of the BCI Global Awards will be announced at the BCI Gala Dinner, taking place at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Wednesday, 6 November 2013. Vocal will be exhibiting at the BCM World Conference and Exhibition, (Stand 46) taking place from 6-7 November at Olympia, London.