Jackie McGhee joined SunGard Availability Services in November 2010 as head of HR for the UK (her role expanded to cover Europe a year later) from a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard where she was HR manager [...]
That’s Business Continuity Service Provider of the Year for a Record 8 Times
Last night (24/05/11) the good and the great from across the business continuity industry made their way to the Hilton Park Lane to experience the 2011 CIR Business Continuity Awards. Many familiar faces but also some clearly promising new faces that will no doubt become regular in years to come.
It’s always a long wait to find out whether our entries and that of our customers have been successful and I’m pleased to report that another year of hard work has been rewarded. SunGard Availability Services took the Business Continuity Service Provider of the Year award for a record 8th time and not only does this make it the first BC Awards hat trick, but this also means we’ve amassed 13 nominations, 12 short-lists and 8 wins and we have to be proud that this represents a tangible vote of confidence in our ability to service our customers.
We’re also delighted to report accolades won by our customers were:
- BC Strategy – Financial Times
- BC Manager – Highly commended – John Zeppos, Cosmote
- BC Newcomer – John Frost, Marks & Spencer
We should not forget that we were also short-listed in the following – which in itself is a major achievement:
- Excellence in Infrastructure Management
- Most Innovative Product – Recover Anywhere
- BCM Software – CMS
- BCM Consultant – Richard Jones
- Crisis Strategy of the Year.
This year we also decided to make a change to the way in which we deliver a SunGard presence at the awards; and chose to bring a bit of cool to the proceedings…literally, with an 6m Ice bar. It took 2 weeks to freeze all the blocks required and I even had to get fake-display iPads (which fooled quite a few of the revellers) delivered from Hong Kong to be frozen in metre high pillars at each end. Anyway enough of trying to explain what it looked like take a look for yourself!