ScottishPower received two nominations and scooped one award at the prestigious Continuity Insurance and Risk (CIR) Business Continuity Awards held in London last week (8th May). The awards, now in their 10th year, acknowledge excellence in the areas of Business Continuity and Operational Risk Management.
David Epstein, Business Continuity Manager at ScottishPower, was awarded the Industry Newcomer accolade - coming out on top in an extremely competitive category.
The award recognises a recent recruit into the discipline of Business Continuity who has displayed fresh ideas and a creative approach to help deliver a successful programme across their business.
Over the last 18 months David has embedded a modern, lean and efficient approach to Business Continuity across the Energy Retail sector of ScottishPower. This has involved putting together a resilient strategy and governance schedule, as well as testing all Business Continuity arrangements and engaging staff across the Energy Retail area.
ScottishPower was also nominated for the Strategy of the Year award, which recognises an organisation for the overall philosophy, use of pioneering techniques and successful implementation.
Gordon Irving, Security Director at ScottishPower, said: “It was encouraging to receive two nominations for these prestigious awards and I am delighted that David has won the Newcomer of the Year title. It is richly deserved for his energetic and committed approach to Business Continuity. The nominations and award are recognition for ScottishPower’s effort and commitment to provide an innovative, robust, efficient and cost effective Business Continuity management system.”