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Winners of the 5th Annual BANG Alternative Awards in Business Continuity Management

BANG is a business continuity and emergency planning networking group with some 1,400 members, with BANG London meeting on the last Wednesday of each month in the City of London. Each year, BANG holds its annual Alternative Awards in April to reward those individuals/companies that have made a real contribution to business continuity management.

This year's awards were presented on 24th April at the Old Doctor Butler's Head in Moorgate, London, with the winners being as follows:

Best Contribution to the Profession, sponsored by Barclay Simpson

Sara McKenna: Sara has been a regular supporter of BANG, assisting in the ‘route-to- market’ for the 3PQ (Third Party Questionnaire) produced by BANG members which is recognised internationally as best practice and continues to provide advice.

Best Pub Near a Recovery Centre

The Gun, 27 Cold Harbour, Isle of Dogs E14 9NS. Gastropub with long riverside terrace and good wines.

Corniest Cliché

John Tidy: “Size is everything.”

Creativity and Innovative Planning

Canary Wharf BC Team: Established a Command & Control structure that integrated a comprehensive preparation of ‘tenants’ for the period of the London 2012 Olympics.

KISS, Sponsored by the BANG Chair

Rowena Fell: Her devotion to women’s security has led to the creation of a Society LinkedIn Group, inclusive of all genders, in the pursuit of ensuring her gender is better protected for the future.

Luckiest Recovery of the Year, sponsored by xMatters

Robin Gaddum: His decision to become involved in search & rescue, whilst raising money for them and carrying out his role & responsibilities, could be seen as lucky for those individuals he has helped and a credit to his employer!

Best Staff Awareness of BC, sponsored by LINK Associates

Stuart Sterling: His support and coordination to deliver Business Continuity (BC) for Dummies has moved our subject matter to the shelves of Waterstones and bought together the central ‘planks’ for our industry central body of knowledge.

Most Bizarre Exercise Scenario, sponsored by HTK Horizon

Olympic Delivery Authority: During early 2012, the ODA carried out an Exercise called ‘Broken Arrow’, preparing all Agencies for a scenario where it could lead to the ‘total’ destruction of the Olympic Park.

Most Helpful Person in the Industry

Mike Osborne: His support of Graduate BCM & EP placements into our industry and support for x-Gen as a means for finding work opportunities, have delivered a ‘fresh’ approach to the subject matter.

The Rocket Science Award, sponsored by Adtapt

Fleur Robinson: By changing the complexity for her business continuity (BC) documentation and taking an innovative and simple approach to the information required for good planning, she has ‘redesigned’ current practice.

•Date: 25th April 2013 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

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