At an Awards Ceremony at the Principal Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland last night, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual European Awards to recognise the individuals and organizations who have excelled in the field of business continuity and resilience throughout the year.
The European Awards are one of seven regional awards hosted by the BCI each year, and culminate in the annual Global Awards held in November during the Institute’s annual conference in London, England. They are designed to recognise the individuals and organizations who have excelled in the field of business continuity and resilience throughout the year.
Business continuity is an established industry across the continent, so the standard of entries to the BCI European Awards is always incredibly high, and this year was no different, giving the judges some tough decisions to make. All those who were on the shortlist can take great pride in their achievement, however there can only be one winner in each category, and those celebrating on the night were:
Continuity and Resilience Consultant
Petra Morrison MBCI, Daisy Group
Continuity and Resilience Professional Private Sector
Rob van den Eijnden AMBCI, Philips
Continuity and Resilience Professional Public Sector
Russ Parramore MBCI, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
Continuity and Resilience Newcomer
Timothy Dalby-Welsh AMBCI, Needhams 1834
Continuity and Resilience Team
Chief Fire Officers Association
Continuity and Resilience Provider (Service/Product)
Continuity and Resilience Innovation
Most Effective Recovery
Gianna Detoni FBCI, Panta Ray
James McAlister FBCI, Chairman of the Business Continuity Institute and host of the Awards Ceremony, commented: "Once again I have been impressed with the high standard of entry we had for the BCI European Awards. Each and every one of the nominees has done an incredible job in helping to build resilience in a world full of disruptions. I would like to offer my congratulations to all the winners who are a credit to the industry, and I am delighted that the Business Continuity Institute is able to honour their hard work and dedication through these awards."
Keith Tilley, EVP and Vice-chair of Sungard Availability Services, said: "Sungard Availability Services has a long history in supporting the advancement and development of the continuity, resilience and availability industry, whether across standards development, proactive involvement in industry for a or rewarding attainment. To this end we’re delighted to be sponsors of this year's BCI European Awards, which are designed to recognise the outstanding contributions of business continuity, risk and resilience professionals and organizations."