Monday, March 16, 2009

Steelhenge, the UK's Leading Business Continuity Consultancy, Gains BS25999 Standard in Business Continuity Management

Salisbury, United Kingdom, March 15, 2009 --( Steelhenge is delighted to announce that following the recent assessment of its Business Continuity Management System by the British Standards Institute, it has been certified to BS 25999-2:2007, the British Standard in Business Continuity Management. BS25999 is designed to provide a basis for understanding, developing and implementing business continuity within an organisation. The BS25999 can be applied to only one part of a company, but as business continuity is Steelhenge's core service offering, the entire business was evaluated and certified. For more information, visit

In order to achieve certified status, Steelhenge underwent a rigorous on-site evaluation carried out by BSI Management Systems. Isobel Nicholas, director of Marketing and Communications, said "The first stage of the on-site evaluation was particularly rigorous as the inspectors have to see evidence that every single criterion of the standard has been met exactly. The BS25999 examines not only internal procedures regarding business continuity processes and related documentation, it also ensures that the correct management structure is also in place to review, update and distribute any process document changes within the company. To do this in such a way to meet the high standards of the BS25999 requires a great deal of work and attention to detail."

When asked what the benefits of gaining BS25999 certification are for Steelhenge, Isobel replied "The benefits are manifold. Internally, all of the staff, not just the consultants, are intimately aware of the business continuity process. In terms of our clients, we can genuinely say that we know the BS25999 inside and out! We have first hand experience of the work involved in ensuring that procedures are in place and also what to expect from an on-site evaluation. This experience will feed directly into the advice we give to our clients. In addition, Steelhenge's BS25999 certified status says that not only are we credible, we are also reliable. Steelhenge's current and future clients can be certain that we will be able to continue to provide our service even if the worst happens!"

About Steelhenge

Steelhenge Consulting provides end to end business continuity, crisis management and emergency planning services to a broad range of corporate clients internationally, as well as to UK Government Departments, local authorities, the European Commission and NGOs. Steelhenge also delivers specialist services in energy resilience, utility resilience and pandemic planning. Steelhenge has particular expertise in the preparation of people to perform effectively in implementing business continuity plans, crisis plans and in communicating both internally and externally with stakeholders during crisis.

Established in 2004, with offices in London and Salisbury, Steelhenge is the UK's leader in the delivery of bespoke training and exercises for staff at all levels from the strategic through the tactical to the operational. Steelhenge's consultants have been recruited from a broad range of sectors in order to create a depth of expertise and knowledge across the resilience landscape. All senior staff have operational experience of crises, incidents, emergencies or disasters, enabling them to deliver pragmatic solutions based on real-life experience.

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