At a Gala Dinner at the Novotel London West Hotel, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual Global Awards to recognise the individuals and organizations who have excelled throughout the year.
The BCI Global Awards consist of nine categories – eight of which are decided by a panel of judges with the winner of the final category (Industry Personality of the Year) being voted for by their peers.
The BCI hosted regional awards throughout 2016 with the best in business continuity and resilience from different regions across the world being celebrated in front of their peers. The Global Awards ceremony is the culmination of the awards calendar with each of the regional winners competing to be crowned the global winner. Those celebrating at the end of the evening were:
Continuity and Resilience Consultant
Paul Trebilcock FBCI, Director, JBT Global
Continuity and Resilience Professional Private Sector
Linda Laun AFBCI, Chief Continuity Architect, IBM
Continuity and Resilience Professional Public Sector
John Ball AFBCI, Business Continuity Coordinator, Surrey and Sussex Police
Continuity and Resilience Newcomer
Tamara Boon AMBCI, Business Continuity Manager, Adidas Group
Continuity and Resilience Team
Belfius Bank Belgium Business Continuity and Crisis Management Team
Continuity and Resilience Provider (Service/Product)
Fusion Risk Management Inc and the Fusion Framework BCM Software
Continuity and Resilience Innovation
Westpac Group Protective Services, Education and Awareness Team
Most Effective Recovery
VTB Capital Plc
Brian Zawada FBCI, Director of Consulting Services at Avalution Consulting
“In my two years as Chairman of the BCI it has been a great privilege to present the Global Awards, and to celebrate the strength and depth of talent we have in the industry," said David James-Brown FBCI, Chairman of the BCI. "The entries this year were again of an extremely high calibre and all the winners can justifiably be proud of their achievement. Those who didn't win their category are still global finalists and should be rightly proud of their achievement. The awards demonstrate that we are graced with talented people striving for excellence in what they do. There is no higher accolade in Resilience than a BCI Global Award. Thank you and well done to all the 2016 finalists.”
Others celebrating on the night included Jane Grey CBCI who won the Alan Reid Education Award for achieving the highest score out of the 1284 people who sat the CBCI exam during the previous year, while Christopher Lewis DBCI won the Gold Award for being the top BCI Diploma student.
Merit Awards went to Mohan Menon AFBCI and Jim Barrow MBCI, while Achievement Awards went to Gianna Detoni AFBCI and Howard Kenny FBCI - all in recognition of the work they have done on behalf of the Institute in their local communities.
James Crask became an Honorary Member of the BCI, while Peter Power and Lesley Grimes both became Honorary Fellows - all three being awarded for the commitment they have shown to the Institute throughout their distinguished careers.