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Business Resilience Forum

Business Resilience Forum

Business Resilience Forum – Agenda

8:30am – 12:30pm Wednesday 22 March 17

8.30 – 9.15 am – Registration and breakfast
9.15 – 9.30 am – Welcome – Amanda Johnson, DSM Continuity
9.30 – 10.00 am – Decision fatigue in crisis management – Paul Kudray, Kudray Consulting
Paul is a Fellow of both the EPC and the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. His presentation will consider today’s challenges for multi-tasking incident managers and use case studies to demonstrate coping strategies.
10.00 – 10.30 am – TBA – John Frost, Marks & Spencer
John is responsible for Marks & Spencer Group Business Continuity across 22 operational countries. He will cover the transformation of their Business Continuity Programme to a fully paperless Corporate Resilience solution that is adding everyday value to the business and offering tangible savings to the bottom line.
10.30– 11.00 am – Coffee and networking
11.00 – 11.30 am – TBA
11:30 am – Noon – BC Question Time
Due to popular demand this slot will be taken up with a range of BC questions put to the panel of experts with discussion opened up to the floor for all delegates to contribute.
Noon onwards – Facility tour, supplier exhibition, networking
1pm – Optional workshop: TBA
 John Frost:
John Frost is responsible for Marks and Spencer Group Business Continuity across 22 operational countries which are inclusive of over 85,000 colleagues, 900+ Stores, 21 Head Offices and 9 Sourcing Offices.
Nominated and Recognised as the Business Continuity Team and Initiative of the Year 2014 and Incident Management Team in 2015.
John is passionate about Business Continuity being seen as more than just a reactive function that responds to one off crisis events and instead as something that is an internal customer facing everyday value proposition.
Recently recognised and awarded his MBCI by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). John also Chair’s the RBCA (Retail Business Continuity Association).
John is always keen to support his peer group and give something back to the industry.
Paul Kudary:
An international business resilience leader, Paul Kudray is a Fellow of the EPC and a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (FICPEM). In addition, he is a Lead Auditor of ISO 22301 for Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS). Paul has over 35 years’ experience of Emergency Management and BCM. In 2014 he founded his own consultancy and now works with clients across the world. He is an excellent forward thinking resilience innovator and blogger. His articles are regularly published by Continuity Central.Com In 2016, Paul designed the amazing Resilient60© toolkit for small medium enterprises.


The exhibition area will be populated with stands providing information on relevant industry services and solutions.



Supplier of efficient and reliable Intelligent Notification solutions designed to help organizations of all types enhance communication, protect people and assets, maintain business continuity and increase operational efficiency.

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With a specialist understanding of the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery industry, together with extensive coach & travel industry expertise, their operational team has developed an award winning pre-planned coach hire service solution capable of being invoked in an emergency situation.

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A solutions development and advisory company that aims to make a real difference to the way their clients manage compliance and business continuity by delivering services and solutions that create positive returns.


A leading global provider of facility services on an international scale with high levels of knowledge and experience.


Assured Safety & Risk Management Ltd

Health & Safety Consultancy offering clear, no-nonsense advice and training to help facilitate organisational change, empower individuals and attain an organisational goal of zero accidents.


A security specialist offering professional services, managed security services and expertise within an extensive range of security technologies. The company has an experienced management team of security specialists enabling an innovative and agile approach in a challenging and dynamic market.

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