BC Training Ltd

  • Lytham St Annes, United Kingdom

Founded in 2008, BC Training is a leading UK-based business continuity training organisation with a mission to provide an exceptional and valuable training experience. We are a Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Licensed Training Partner. BC Training offers a wide range of courses to suit every level, from introductory training for newcomers to business continuity, through to the industry standard CBCI Certification Course, and advanced courses for experienced practitioners. We deliver public live online training courses and classroom training courses throughout the UK, Ireland, and mainland Europe. We also provide private training and consultancy services across the globe.

01253 542650

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Meet the instructors
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    Uxía Fernández González

    Deputy Director Ozona Consulting and ISO/TS 22317 Project Leader

    * Expert Business Continuity Consultant with experience in implementing Management Systems based on ISO 22301 

    * ISO/TS 22317 Project Leader (ISO/TS 22317: Guidelines for business impact analysis (BIA))

    * Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI)

    * HoD of Portugal in ISO/TC 292 WG2 Continuity and organizational resilience

    * ISO 22301 Master, Lead Auditor & Lead Implementer

    * ITIL Expert

    * ISO 20000 Lead Auditor

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    Raouf Riahi

    Operational Risk Manager, Business Continuity Consultant

    Raouf is an experienced and knowledgeable business continuity, crisis management consultant having worked with various international organizations including USAID funded projects, CIPRES, as well as a large collection of other organizations from different sectors, such as oil and gas, financial institutions, social protection organisms, defense and security, public administration, IT companies and others. Raouf has an experience establishing and auditing business Continuity plans and Programs with more than 10.000 hours of implementation of BCPs. He is also a certified PECB trainer, approved instructor with the Tunisian national centre for professional development, and a BCI approved instructor with Marjason Consulting DWC-LLC, with a training experience for more than 20 years in different disciplines, including:  Business Continuity, Crisis Management, organizational Resilience and Operational resilience, Security and Emergency Management; Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) - personal safety and security; female safety and security awareness program; fleet management and safe driver program; guard force management program; and bullying and workplace violence. Raouf is also expert in running emergency and crisis management team exercises.

    Raouf is a highly effective communicator, briefing at senior government level, as well as to Ambassadors and COPs/Program Leaders on a range of business continuity, risk management, crisis management and security issues, as well as dealing with the international media. Bringing considerable experience working directly with CEOs and other industry leaders, he has supported both business goals and operational planning. Able to balance tact and diplomacy with frank and forthright assessments, he engenders a collaborative approach to gain buy-in at all levels.

    During his career, he has worked with different partners in the USA, France, Italy, Canada, UAE, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and other countries. This included several sectors such as government, military, maritime and port authorities, the oil and gas sector, NGOs, international commercial organisations, education, health, social security, insurance, IT, and financial fields.

    A member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), PECB ISO 22301 Senior Lead Implementer and Trainer, PECB ISO 21502 Senior Lead Project Manager and Trainer, winner of the BCI Africa awards 2021 and 2022. He is also the Vice Chair of the BCI North and West Africa Chapter and member of the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) and is a speaker at the national and international levels: this includes the BCI World Horizons international Conference 2021 and 2022; the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN); and for universities and schools. He is the author of more than 30 articles on business continuity and resilience topics.

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    Andrew Mason


    Andy is founder and Director of Logical Resilience Limited, previously an award winning Head of Business Continuity with extensive experience in providing business continuity, resilience and incident management in the Professional Services and Retail industries. He has a proven track record of driving best practice and transforming operations to achieve the highest levels of certification. He has significant expertise in building strong stakeholder relationships engaging at all levels across global organisations, and is pragmatic in approach to deliver both improved performance and value for money. For more information, please visit: https://www.logicalresilience.co.uk/ or view the LinkedIn profile below.

  • Marie-Pier Desharnais

    Business Continuity Management

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    James McAlister


    James McAlister MA DipBCM DipEd FBCI FICPEM is a former police officer with almost 40 years’ experience in Business Continuity (BC), Crisis, Major Incident & Disaster Management, Civil Protection, Emergency Planning, Security, Firearms, Public Order, Training and Exercising. He has advised, planned and led many operations and exercises throughout the UK and internationally including political party conferences, major sporting events, royal / ministerial visits, counter terrorism operations, public order events and environmental / man-made disasters. In 2005, James was chosen by the UK Government to become a member of the European Union Civil Protection Team and since then has deployed on missions ranging from the Sichuan Earthquake – China 2008 to Super Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines 2013. He has a Master’s Degree and Diploma’s in Business Continuity Management & Education; is a qualified higher education teacher, assessor, coach and a BCI Approved Instructor. James is  a former Chair of the Business Continuity Institute,  Chair of the Global Membership Council, North West Region Forum and subject matter expert to the UK Association of Chief Police Officers. He is a Business Continuity ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and a former member of the British Standards Institute’s Societal Security Resilience Group. James is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute and Institute for Civil Protection & Emergency Management Since forming his consultancy ‘Crisis Prepared Limited’, he has worked with many global high profile clients across sectors including retail, manufacturing, banking, healthcare, medicine, insurance, utilities and food products. James has won 13 prestigious industry awards recognising his expertise in the areas of Crisis, Major Incident and Business Continuity Management. Specialties: Crisis, Major Incident & Business Continuity Management / Civil Protection / Resilience - Planning, Training, Test / Exercising and Audit - All Sectors

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