BSI Group announced as headline sponsor of Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland (DIPS) & Secure Transport, Annual Conference

14 February 2017

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre is delighted to announce the British Standards Institute (BSI) as headline sponsor of the Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland (DIPS) & Secure Transport, Annual Conference.  BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Comprising over 3,000 staff - of which 58% are outside of the UK - BSI is led by Chief Executive Howard Kerr from its headquarters in London. BSI helps its clients drive performance, reduce risk, grow sustainably and improve Organizational Resilience.

Since the result of the Referendum, the UK has been dealing with the challenges of leaving the EU and the changes that this may bring to the business environment in the future.

This topical conference , titled Brexit: Informing Scottish Business, Before and Beyond is aimed at any company or industry sector that imports or exports goods to and from the UK or who obtains raw materials from abroad and faces the uncertainty of how their business relations will differ at the conclusions of the negotiations.  Article 50 will have been triggered, according to PM Teresa May, by the conference date, and this will be one of the first opportunities to consider, with some clarity, what contingencies will need to be considered during the negotiation phase and what the market place is going to look like at their conclusion.

The conference will take place on Wednesday 19th April 2017 at Hampden Park, National Football Stadium, Glasgow. Confirmed speakers include Yousef Hamza MSP, Minister for Transport, and Neil Amner, President of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Scottish Chamber of Commerce Economic Advisory Group.

David Fairnie, BSI Principal Consultant Supply Chain Security EMEA said: “BSI is delighted to partner with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre to sponsor the Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland’s “Brexit” conference.  As supply chain resilience experts BSI understands that, post Brexit, UK supply chain networks are likely to become more complex. The ability to quantify and mitigate supply chain risks will be paramount for organizations operating in new market environments. Organizations will need to identify critical risks to minimize disruption and help protect their global operational, financial and reputational exposures. This conference is extremely timely and topical.”

If you would like to attend or exhibit at the event, please contact Stewart Hurry, DIPS Project Manager or Claire Melville, Events Manger on 01786 447441 or