BSI Scoops Business Continuity Awards

Press release

24 November 2009

BSI, the global standards, certification and assessment provider, has picked up two awards at the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) annual BCM World Conference and Exhibition in London.

John Hele, Group Product Manager at BSI, won a BCI Achievement Award in recognition of his role in developing international awareness of BCM and enhancing the global partnership between the BCI and BSI.

Dave Adamson, BCM, Risk and Security Committee Manager at BSI, received a BCI Achievement Award for his work in establishing BCM as a recognized discipline, raising awareness of BCM and enhancing the authority of BCM practitioners. This award acknowledges Dave’s extensive work on the development and international promotion of BS 25999, BSI’s BCM standard.

On receiving the award, Dave Adamson said: “Interest in Business Continuity Management has expanded rapidly in the last few years. It has become a priority issue for many public sector organizations, SMEs and multinational organizations. BS 25999, BSI’s BCM standard, published in 2006, is now used by organizations around the world to put in place a robust system which will allow their operations to continue following a disruption, be it an everyday systems failure or a larger scale crisis. John and I are delighted to have been recognized and look forward to working with the BCI in the future to further promote the benefits of BCM.”
Both awards were presented on 11 November at a ceremony as part of the 2009 BCM World Conference and Exhibition held in London.

Speaking at the ceremony, Lorraine Darke, Executive Director of the BCI, said, “I’m delighted for John and Dave. They’ve made a great contribution to the development of BCM in the UK and around the world. BCM has been raised higher up the boardroom agenda over the last few years thanks to champions like Dave and John.” 

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About BSI

BSI is a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to over 80,000 customers with standards-based solutions. Originating as the world’s first national standards body, BSI has over 2,300 staff operating in over 120 countries through more than 50 global offices. BSI’s key offerings are:

  • The development and sale of private, national and international standards and supporting information that promote and share best practice
  • Second and third-party management systems assessment and certification in all critical areas of management disciplines
  • Testing and certification of services and products for Kitemark and CE marking to UK, European and international standards. BSI is a Notified Body for 15 New Approach EU Directives
  • Certification of high-risk, complex medical devices
  • Performance management software solutions
  • Training services in support of standards implementation and business best practice.

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