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3rd Annual BANG Award winners

BANG, the London-based business continuity networking group, has announced the winners of the 3rd Annual BANG Awards, the ‘alternative’ awards in the UK's business continuity industry. Some of the BANG award categories are serious, but others are entirely tongue in cheek.

Sponsors of this year's awards included Adtapt, Barclay Simpson, ComAcc Consultancy, Link Associates, Needhams 1834 and Vocal.

The winners were:

Best Contribution to the Profession
Dominic Elliott, Professor of Business Continuity, University of Liverpool

Best Pub Near a Recovery Centre

Old Doctor Butler's Head, London

Corniest Cliché
The BCI for their Good Practice Guidelines 2010 where it states that “BCM is not about “everything.”

Creativity and Innovative Planning
Gareth Jones of KPMG

Malcolm Baker of the Metropolitan Police

Luckiest Recovery of the Year
Trevor Easley, ODA Security, Risk & Project Support Executive

Best Staff Awareness of Business Continuity
Karen Beaumont (and colleagues) at Atradius

Most Bizarre Exercise Scenario
Louise Wilkinson-Price

Most Helpful Person in the Industry

Laura Meadows of Vocal

To date over, over 600 individual business continuity professionals have attended BANG networking evenings since they started three years ago. The BANG LinkedIn Group has over 500 members. With a couple of exceptions, such as December's fund raiser for the British Red Cross, and the annual awards nights, the evenings are free and feature a guest controversial speaker, (and a free beer) on the last Wednesday of each month in central London.

For details on BANG, search for BANG in Groups in http://www.linkedin.com

•Date: 10th May 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

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