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Caversham, 8th March 2013
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GlobalAwardslogoThe BCI has added to its growing repertoire of BCI Regional Awards with the addition of Australasia and Europe, which now join the Middle East, India, Asia and North America, taking the total number of BCI Regional Awards to a proud six.  

All winners of the Regional Awards will automatically be entered into the BCI Global Awards that take place on 6th November 2013 in London as an integral part of the highly-acclaimed BCM World Conference and Exhibition.

The BCI Regional Awards represent a key vehicle in raising the profile of both the Business Continuity (BC) discipline as well as showcasing the impressive achievements and multi-talents of BC professionals and organizations working in these regions.  They serve to put the spotlight on this growing industry and to generate worldwide interest in the BC discipline.

“The value of the BCI Awards is to recognise and reward excellence of individuals, teams and organisations.  Undoubtedly this good news story is a benefit to the whole industry worldwide.  It attracts positive media attention.  It encourages healthy competition for nominations.  It is a celebration for all to enjoy the reflected glory not just from the award winners but from a nation or a region.  It brings us together as an Institute no matter who we are, or where we are from so that we can share in the limelight of the BCI Awards.”

Andy Tomkinson, MBCI and Director Adtapt Ltd

Winner of the BCI Global Awards Industry Personality of the Year 2012

There are ten different award categories, including nine judged categories and the special Industry Personality of the Year Award, which is decided by public vote.  The Judged Categories include:

  • Business Continuity Consultant of the Year
  • Business Continuity Manager of the Year
  • Public Sector Business Continuity Manager of the Year
  • Most Effective Recovery of the Year
  • BCM Newcomer of the Year
  • Business Continuity Team of the Year
  • Business Continuity Provider of the Year (BCM Service)
  • Business Continuity Provider of the Year (BCM Product)
  • Business Continuity Innovation of the Year (Product/Service)

Those BC professionals and organizations that do not yet fall under one of the Regional Awards are invited to submit applications for the BCI Global Awards 2013. 

The application lines for the BCI Asia Awards will open on the 1st May 2013 and the BCI Global Awards will open for applications in June.  The lines for the BCI North America Awards have already closed.  All other lines are open for applications now.

To enter your BCI Regional Award click on the relevant hyperlink:

To enter the BCI Middle East Awards >>
Deadline for entries 28th March 2013

To enter the BCI Australasian Awards >>
Deadline for entries 4th April 2013

To enter the BCI European Awards >>
Deadline for entries 12th April 2013

To enter the BCI India Awards >> 
Deadline for entries 26th April 2013

To enter the BCI Asia Awards >>
Deadline for entries 30th June 2013

To find out more about the BCI Global Awards >>

About the Business Continuity Institute

Based in Caversham, United Kingdom, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to promote the art and science of business continuity and is the world’s leading institute for Business Continuity. 

The BCI is a global membership and certifying organization for business continuity professionals.  It offers a wide range of resources for business professionals concerned with raising levels of resilience within their organization or considering a career in business continuity.   With over 6,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide, the BCI truly is the world’s leading institute for business continuity.

The BCI stands for excellence in the business continuity profession and its Statutory grades provide unequivocal assurance of technical and professional competency.

The BCI Corporate Partnership, through corporate membership, offers organizations the opportunity to work with the BCI to promote best practice in business continuity and to raise their corporate profile in the global BC arena.   The BCI Corporate Partnership currently has approximately 100 Partners worldwide.

The BCI seeks to promote and facilitate the adoption of good business continuity practice worldwide by:

  • Raising standards in business continuity
  • Undertaking industry research 
  • Driving thought leadership in business continuity 
  • Facilitating the sharing of best practice in business continuity
  • Training and certifying professionals
  • Raising the value of the profession
  • Developing the business case for business continuity