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Business continuity briefs:
25th July 2013

'Business continuity briefs' provides a summary of new product and services press releases and other useful resources published recently:

Government of Canada provides $60m to Lac-Mégantic for disaster recovery
The Canadian government has announced that it is to provide $60 million in financial assistance to support the response and recovery efforts in Lac-Mégantic. The first $25 million, matching Quebec's commitment, is being provided by Public Safety Canada to support immediate response and recovery needs, which includes things like rescue and evacuation costs, short-term security measures, and removal of hazardous material and damaged structures. The subsequent $35 million, provided by the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will support the repair and reconstruction of infrastructure, and community economic development activities.

Steelhenge achieves ISO 22301 certification
Steelhenge has announced that its business continuity management system has been successfully certified to ISO 22301.

Specialising in business continuity and crisis management planning, training and exercising, the London-based company was recommended for certification to ISO 22301 following a recent external certification audit by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).

Having passed the external audit with no non-conformities, the certification was confirmed by the UKAS-accredited organization in May.

Steelhenge is one the few consultancies to have been certified to both BS 25999-2 and ISO 22301 and to have successfully transitioned from one to the other. This means Steelhenge is experienced not only in establishing a full business continuity management system in line with ISO 22301 but also in understanding and effecting what is required to transition from BS 25999-2.


Paradigm Solutions International launches business continuity planning for tool for small/medium sized businesses
Paradigm Solutions International, Inc., a provider of business continuity planning software and services, has announced the release of OpsPlanner Xpress, a low-cost, web-based business continuity software solution aimed at small/medium sized businesses. Read the press release.

Business Continuity Institute German Annual Congress 2013
12th- 13th September 2013, Kiel, Germany.
Organized by the BCI Germany Forum, this year’s Annual Congress will cover the theme “BCM 2013 – Feuer und Flamme für Awareness.”

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Date: 25th July 2013 • Region: Various

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