Kim presents at NORMIT with Water Direct

28 MAY 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

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...

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You Can't Win!

28 MAY 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

Highlighted in the news, was an article about BP asking David Cameron to raise the issue of the compensation that they were having to pay to companies for the Deep-Water Horizon disaster with the US government.BP are claiming that the compensation package is being abused, and that they may have to put aside more than the £5.2bn agreed in 2012. Whatever the m...

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A Tale Of Two Cities

28 MAY 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

There are two stories that I would like to write about today.  The stories are at either side of the Atlantic and have been dominating the news all week. In the USA, the news has been about the tornado, which hit Oklahoma and horrifyingly killed 24 people. In the UK, the news has been about the “terrorist” attack which tragically killed the Army Drummer Lee ...

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PlanB Director presents the first ever BCI 5 Day Course based on the GPG 20

19 MAY 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

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...

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PlanB Consulting Shortlisted for BCI Award

19 MAY 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

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...

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The Emperor's New Clothes

15 MAY 2013 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

The story that has been dominating the news this week was the release of the three women in the City of Cleveland. They had been abducted and held captive for ten years! Their story is both joyous and truly disturbing. Joyous for the families who have their daughters back when they had given them up for dead. It is so disturbing that one human can do thi...

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Burying Your Head In The Sand

08 MAY 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

At 8:25 pm on Friday 4 November 2011, 34 vehicles were involved in a pile-up on the northbound carriageway of the M5 Motorway in the UK (which runs from Birmingham to Exeter). Some vehicles exploded while many went up in flames. Fifty one people were injured and seven were later confirmed dead. Police investigations into the cause of the crash centred on a n...

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Planning is Everything

02 MAY 2013 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

This week Charlie writes about major incidents in the UK and Abroad and our thoughts are with the victims and their families of all those affected by these major incidents. There are a number of news stories, which have caught my eye this week. The most horrific was the collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh. To date, the estimate is that 350 peop...

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