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CIR Risk Management awards showcases best in the business
There was plenty of glitz and glamour at a gala dinner recently, in which some of the biggest names in the risk-management industry were honoured.
There were lots of reasons to celebrate when flexible workspace provider Regus took part in the CIR Risk Management awards on 6 November, which was hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons and attended by 400 guests at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square.
It was a busy evening for the firm too, with Brendan Seifried, Director of Workplace Recovery Solutions – EMEA for Regus, handing out an award in the Risk Management Innovation of the Year category. The company was also shortlisted for the prestigious prize of Risk Management Product of the Year. The event featured a gala dinner and showcased some of the great work being done in the risk management industry.
Now in its 10th year, the CIR Risk Management Awards are a highlight in the industry calendar for risk directors and business continuity professionals. The event celebrates the past year’s successes in business continuity, security and resilience, and Regus Workplace Recovery was out in force presenting an award to Adrien Leung, Equifax UK’s Data Protection Officer. “We were pleased to participate in the CIR Risk Management Awards earlier this week,” says Helen Petrie, Product Manager for Workplace Recovery at Regus. “We sponsored the Risk Management Innovation of the Year award, which was won by Equifax and presented by Brendan Seifried. We were also very honoured to be shortlisted for the Risk Management Product of the Year (Service) award.”
Among the winners on the night were Northern Ireland Water and Turner & Townsend, who picked up the Public Sector Risk Management Award, while the Major Capital Projects Award went to A14 Integrated Delivery Team. Sitting on the judging panel were Socrates Coudounaris, Chairman of IRM and Ben Davies, Group Head of Risk and Compliance at Dar Group.
But it wasn’t all business, with the black ties and dresses out in full force while the champagne flowed. As well as looking at some of the serious work being done by companies in the field, the event was also a good opportunity for everyone to let their hair down in what was a chance for risk directors and business continuity professionals to come together, catch up and be inspired by examples of best practice. “The evening was a wonderful chance to spend time with some of the biggest names in the risk management industry and support the CIR awards for the second time this year,” said Seifried.
This wasn’t the first time this year Regus had attended the awards, having also handed out the Newcomer of the Year Award and hosted a VIP table at the prestigious event in June. A spokesman for the event adds: “A big thank you to our judges, sponsors and supporters for the important part they have played in the awards over its decade long history.”
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