Business Continuity Institute Gifted Grades now open for 2019 nominations

Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Gifted Grades are awarded each year to individuals who’ve made an outstanding contribution to the profession of business continuity or the Institute itself. BCI members of AMBCI grade and above can nominate someone whom they think deserves recognition. The BCI’s Board then reviews the suggestions and awards the grades. Applications must be received by 9.00 am on Monday 9 September. Entries should be in a narrative form and submitted via e-mail to bci@thebci.org

There are five types of award available each year. These are as follows:

Honorary MBCI

This is for individuals who’ve made continual and notable contributions to business continuity and resilience. It recognises outstanding contributions to the BCI as a member for more than seven years and a significant contribution to the business continuity industry for over a decade.

Honorary FBCI

Honorary FBCI awards recognise those who’ve made major contributions to business continuity encompassing an outstanding contribution to the BCI as a member for more than ten years and a significant contribution to the business continuity industry as a whole for over 15 years.

BCI Achievement Award

The highest non-membership award given to individuals by the BCI. Before awarding one of these accolades, the BCI looks for a number of quality contributions to the business continuity industry, evidence of a given individual being a significant contributor to the BCI and demonstrable long service to the Institute or a relevant industry.

BCI Merit Awards

A non-membership award bestowed by the Institute. A BCI Merit Award recognises a number of quality contributions to the business continuity industry, the fact that the individual is a significant contributor to the BCI and long service to the Institute or a relevant industry.

BCI Lifetime Achievement Award

The BCI Lifetime Achievement Award is for a living professional (member or non-member) and recognises a lifelong, outstanding and influential contribution to the world of business continuity.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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