HEBCoN Partner – The Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

HEBCoN are delighted to be corporate partners with theBCI, the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity professionals worldwide.

The HE sector is incredibly diverse, and those with responsibilities for coordinating or managing BC within HE institutions have a wide range of backgrounds, experience and expertise. However there is a lot that can be learned from the ways in which other sectors practice BC, and this partnership will hopefully help to promote these to HEBCoN members.

A key benefit of this partnership is that HEBCoN members can enjoy free partner affiliate membership to the BCI (normal cost £75 per year), which includes the following:

  • Access to the members only section of the BCI website, including a free download of the BCI     Good Practice Guidelines.
  • Access to the BC24 online incident simulation game.
  • Member rates at all BCI events.
  • Communications from the BCI including eNewsletter and Continuity Magazine.

This partnership helps to enhance HEBCoN’s standing within the HE sector and beyond, as the BCI have achieved a huge amount in promoting the discipline and in supporting members over two decades. This mutually beneficial partnership will assist HEBCoN in further serving its members, whilst also strengthening the BCI links to the HE sector.”

Mike Stephens, HEBCoN Chair

“Whatever sector you’re in, the sharing of best practice, knowledge and ideas is a vital component of business continuity management so that we can all learn from one another and develop our practices to suit the need. The challenges we face are constantly evolving and this means the industry must adapt in order to meet these. The fact that Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland are working together to ensure continuity of education and research is something that should be applauded and the BCI are delighted to be able to support them in this. It is also important for the BCI to be able to work with Higher Education Institutions to make sure that those entering the industry have a good grounding of what lies ahead and the skills required to help put business continuity are the forefront of organizational strategy.”

Lorraine Darke, BCI Executive Director & Board Member

If you would like any further information please contact us.