Orion Group, the largest international and independent manpower provider, was today (Friday, 15 November) awarded a lauded British Standard Institution (BSI) Group Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Certificate at its Inverness offices.
The UKAS approved accolade was presented by Andrew Launn, BSI Director, to Alan Savage, Chairman of Orion Group and Andy Christie, BMS Director, Orion Group.
Mr Christie was recognised for leading the development of a BCMS in response to challenges facing UK businesses. Mr Christie, said: “In business it is important to consider and plan for the unexpected. Being prepared and the investment of time and resources considering a response to a potential crisis situation will pay dividends in the long term, protect business reputation and enhance the ability of a quick reaction.
“When developing our BCMS we considered the potential areas that could impact on our business including fire, flood, power outage and computer system integrity. Our dedicated and hard-working team then considered various crisis management plans to mitigate against these and other eventualities. “
Alan Savage, said: “We are pleased with this recognition. As our global operation grows, we remain committed to enhancing and investing in our BCMS for the benefit of all our stakeholders.”
In November 2012, Orion Group was successfully audited by the BSI to the ISO 22301 International Standard.
Established in 1987, Orion Group is an independent, family owned business that has grown from a small employment agency supplying the Highland rig construction yards, to a world leader in providing manpower to the engineering industry.
Based at their head office in Inverness, the Group employs 401 staff across its 40 worldwide offices and Inverness HQ. The company employs permanent and contract staff to organisations across the world and has up to 3000 personnel in the UK and 1500 worldwide on assignment at any one time. It has an overall turnover figure of £355.17m for the year ending 31 December 2012.
Key clients include Shell Expro, Nexen, Technip, BP International and Talisman