What a day it was on Saturday past for the annual Lilias Day in Kilbarchan! One of Scotland’s best and most historic village festivals. Lilias Day takes place on the first Saturday in June each year and is attended by many from near and far. The festival encapsulates a real sense of community spirit and of coming together.
The event has been a part of village life for many years. A grand procession which has centuries of tradition behind it passes through the centre of the village before heading off to the park. Lilias Day is a major fundraiser for all the organisations who take stalls in the park - they really do rely on the support of people from Kilbarchan and other local villages.
PlanB were thrilled to be part of the festivities to transport local Birkmyre Rugby Team in the parade! A fantastic day enjoyed by all who attended.
A huge thank you to the organisers and participants who make this an event to look forward to!
Kim Maclean-Bristol, one of our directors recently gave a joint presentation to NORMIT on 1 May 2013 at Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich, along with one of our clients Keith Silcock, Managing Director of Water Direct.
The presentation – ‘Rocket science or documenting the obvious?’ (ISO 22301) covered the journey that Water Direct made prior to being certified to ISO 22301.
In addition to taking Water Direct to ISO22301, PlanB Consulting are working with a number of clients to achieve this certification and others too.
Quotes from some of the attendee’s from the Water Direct course include:
• ‘A practitioner and an individual who have actually done it were a good combination and brought aspects together’
• ‘Well delivered, energetic brief’
• ‘Good to have a case study and hear about experiences’
Water Direct has been the preferred provider of alternative drinking water supplies and emergency water to many of the United Kingdom’s Water Utilities and commercial clients for over a decade. Since making its name within the water utility sector, Water Direct has become the country’s leading bulk water supplier to many construction companies and festival organisers in the United Kingdom. http://www.water-direct.co.uk/
NORMIT is a partnership of private and public sector organisations promoting Resilience and Business Continuity. The NORMIT partnership has approximately 140 member organisations from a diverse range of sectors. These include businesses of all sizes, together with the public sector, emergency services, voluntary organisations, health bodies and utility companies.
To see the presentation click here
PlanB Consulting are very pleased that they have been shortlisted for the Business Continuity Institute Award (BCI) European Awards under the category of Business Continuity Service Provider of the Year. The Awards Ceremony will take place on 12th June as part of the BCI Executive Forum, which is being held in Brussels on 12th – 13th June 2013.
Charlie one of PlanB Consulting’s Directors said on hearing about the shortlist said;
“We are very excited about being shortlisted for this award. Last year we had a extremely successful year but it is aways hard for a small organisations like us to compete with the larger consultancies and service providers. This proves that through hard work and good services to our customers we can! Roll on the 12th June”.
Last week Charlie presented the first ever CBCI course based on the New 2013 GPG. On the course there were students from Kenya, Belgium and Nigeria as well as the UK. The course was a good improvement on the old course. There was a lot more opportunity for discussion and use of the case study VIA-C.
All students enjoyed the course and the feedback form filled out by the students gave him between 8-10 (out of 10!)
Commenting on the course one of the students Mark said,
“We have just completed it (the exam) , it wasn’t as bad as expected – I think I speak for all, take care – have a good weekend all of you,
Thanks Charlie for the question tips – it helped”
We await to see how the exam results go!