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Singapore, Singapore, 2009/10/13 - Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd, the leading company in providing training and consultancy services in BCM, is proud to be announced as the first company worldwide to achieve dual BCM Certification in BS25999 & SS540:2008.
Demonstrating BCP Asia’s commitment to developing a comprehensive and robust BCM Programme for its customers, the certification was awarded to BCP Asia upon the completion of its Stage 2 BCM Audit on September 8, 2009.This heightens BCP Asia’s business resiliency and preparedness to react and continue its core business functions and services in the event of a crisis or disaster.
BCP Asia’s BCM Manager, Mr. Sai Tu Woei kicked off the programme on November 2008 with the support from the management. Mr. Sai commented, “I would like to highlight one point that in any BCM Programme carried out in an organization, strong support from management and peers lay a good foundation to start the project.” The BCM Programme implementation finally ended nine months later, with the achievement of the dual BCM Certification.
Prior to this official programme, BCP Asia has already implemented its own BCM Programme internally. The launch of the Singapore BCM Standard SS540:2008 on 31 October 2008 by SPRING Singapore became a driving motivator for BCP Asia.
The Singapore BCM Standard SS540:2008 is to assist Singapore based companies to build resilience and capability for an effective response to disruptions. The standard provides the framework for organization to analyze, implement strategies, process and procedures and focuses on continuity management and recovery of critical business functions so as to make it applicable to small and large organizations.
The British Standard BS25999 is the world’s first British standard for BCM, designed to keep businesses going during the most challenging and unexpected circumstances. The first part of the BS25999 (BS25999-1:2006) was published by the British Standards Institution in December 2006 and the second (BS25999-2:2007) in November 2007.
Director and Founder of BCP Asia, Mr. Henry Ee, played a significant role as the BCM Steering Committee Chairperson. When asked to share on his experience chairing the committee, Mr. Ee said, “Our BCM Consultants are now better equipped with knowledge, skills and experience to assist our clients in establishing a more robust BCM framework that complies with the requirements of British Standards BS25999 and Singapore BCM Standards SS540:2008, having gone through the audit personally. The audit experience has definitely benefitted our consultants and we are now at better positions to offer valuable advice to our clients.”
Speaking as one, BCP Asia believes that a certification will not do wonders but would certainly create a competitive edge to outshine itself from other industry players. As quoted by Albert Einstein, “The only source of knowledge is experience.”
Moving forward, BCP Asia continues to strive to be the preferred Business Continuity Management (BCM) partner in Asia and be one of the leading organizations to set the BCM direction, providing quality and total BCM solutions for organizations in Asia. With that, rest assured that you can always count on us!
About BCP Asia
Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (bcpasia.com) was founded in July 2000 with the aim of promoting and increasing the awareness of Business continuity to professionals in the Asia region. In 2003, we opened our first branch office in Hong Kong. We have a team of dedicated local and overseas consultants and trainers who have vast experience in the business continuity and disaster recovery industry.
We are the pioneer and leader in conducting training and providing consultancy services for Business Continuity. Our annual Business Continuity Management conference has always been a great success and the number of attendees has increased greatly over the years. We will also customize BC training and develop comprehensive BCM program to suit individual companies’ industry and culture.
In this technologically driven era, most companies rely on technology for their business to function daily; BCP Asia is primed to deliver the best and most updated solutions to suit the fast moving environment.