The Business Continuity Institute is delighted to announce a new partnership with Regus, the world's largest provider of workspace, which will identify new trends and global best practice in workspace recovery.
The partnership will commission primary research every year that will be shared with BCI members through forums, events and interactive media. The research will support the BCI as it continues to set the wider agenda on business resilience.
This collaboration between BCI and Regus will also extend beyond research to enable members of the Institute to gain access to Regus' services worldwide at preferred rates. BCI members will be able to receive privileged terms on their Workplace Recovery Programme so that, should a disruption make their own office uninhabitable, they can continue to operate as normal and stay productive in a fully equipped environment elsewhere. The deal will also allow members to receive free visits to Regus Business Lounges.In addition, Regus – which become a Premium Gold Partner of the BCI as part of this partnership – will provide meeting rooms to the volunteers who make up the BCI's regional Chapters and Forums in order for them to conduct their networking, which is a key benefit of BCI membership.
David James-Brown FBCI, Chairman of the BCI, said of the new partnership: "The Institute is the global thought leader for business continuity and resilience. This research partnership with Regus will help us continue to set the agenda on issues that matter so much to business as uncertainty and volatility affects markets across the globe. At the Business Continuity Institute, we know how important it is to be prepared for a crisis, and if that crisis involves losing your facilities then there is no better place to relocate to than a Regus Workplace Recovery site. This new partnership will help make that more affordable for many more organisations. It also provides space for BCI members to meet and network at a local level through our Chapters and Forums."
Joe Sullivan, Managing Director for Workplace Recovery at Regus, commented: "We are delighted to become partners with the Business Continuity Institute. We have admired their work for many years and we hope that our partnership will support their thought-leadership on issues that are so important to the business community. As part of our partnership, we are proud that we can support the Institute's regional Chapters and Forums. We look forward to demonstrating how our facilities and people can support businesses during their time of need."
Regus currently has a network of 2 600 locations in 106 countries and encompasses 43 million square feet of the world's leading locations, offering convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years.
Regus is the world's largest provider of workspace, with customers including some of the most successful entrepreneurs, individuals and multimillion-dollar corporations.
Our network of 2 600 locations in 106 countries encompasses 43 million square feet of the world's leading locations, offering convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful as they grow around the world.
The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is open wherever its 2.1 million members need support – city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, universities, motorway service stations and even community centres. With brands including Regus, Regus Express, Signature Group, Open Office, Spaces and Kora within its group, there is something for every business need, from traditional offices to vibrant creative environments that foster creative thinking and collaboration.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.regus.com.
The Business Continuity Institute
Founded in 1994 with the aim of promoting a more resilient world, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has established itself as the world's leading Institute for business continuity and resilience. The BCI has become the membership and certifying organisation of choice for business continuity and resilience professionals globally with over 8 000 members in more than 100 countries, working in an estimated 3 000 organisations in the private, public and third sectors.
The vast experience of the institute's broad membership and partner network is built into its world-class education, continuing professional development and networking activities. Every year, more than 1 500 people choose BCI training, with options ranging from short awareness raising tools to a full academic qualification, available online and in a classroom. The institute stands for excellence in the resilience profession and its globally recognised certified grades provide assurance of technical and professional competency. The BCI offers a wide range of resources for professionals seeking to raise their organisation's level of resilience, and its extensive thought leadership and research programme helps drive the industry forward. With approximately 120 partners worldwide, the BCI Partnership offers organisations the opportunity to work with the BCI in promoting best practice in business continuity and resilience.
The BCI welcomes everyone with an interest in building resilient organisations, from newcomers, experienced professionals and organisations. Further information about the BCI is available at www.thebci.org.
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