BANG Awards winners 2012
The business continuity profession’s more tongue in cheek awards were presented on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. BANG is a group of business continuity professionals that meets once a month in London and its BANG Awards have been an annual event for the past four years.
This year’s winners were:
Best Contribution to the Profession
Best Pub Near a Recovery Centre
Creativity and Innovative Planning
Luckiest Recovery of the Year
Best Staff Awareness of BC
Most Bizarre Exercise Scenario
Most Helpful Person in the Industry
The Rocket Science Award
Winners' press releases
3PQ Team scoop BANG award for Best Contribution to the Profession
Wednesday night, efforts of the Third Party Questionnaire (3PQ) team were rewarded when they won the award for the best contribution to the Business Continuity Profession for their creation of a “Supply Chain” Questionnaire.
The 3PQ is a free resource that can be used and adapted by anyone to help them gauge the capabilities of their suppliers and partners. It outlines a simple, consistent set of parameters, simplifying the process and reducing the amount of time and work involved in assessing their supply chain. The value of this document is easily recognised by the number of times it has been downloaded from the Continuity Forum website where it is hosted – 14,000 downloads.
Gayle Hedgecock, Chair of BANG 3PQ commented at the awards ceremony, “We are pleased to see that the 3PQ has been focused upon once again and that the team’s work has now been recognised with this prestigious award. Now is the right time for organisations to fully embrace this questionnaire and to review the Business Continuity Management (BCM) capability of their supply chain, as part of their preparedness for the London 2012 Olympics, any unusual events and for day-to-day operations.”
Steve Yates FBCI, the BANG Chair, commented that, “BANG was established over 4 years ago to bring together Business Continuity, Emergency Managers as a professional networking Group, and build a bridge between the Public & Private sectors for the transfer of organizational resilience knowledge. Today BANG numbers some 1,000 individual members located around the world. The Group fully understands the need of sharing information and producing specific industry tools that will be of assistance to all resilience professionals. The BANG 3PQ Team should be seen as the vanguard for future supportive work, using the combined knowledge of BANG members to deliver more tools to increase the resilience of organisations and the productivity of those working in this field.”
[The 3PQ documents can be obtained from http://www.continuitycentral.com/news06026.html ]
•Date: 30th April 2012 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC general