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1st Dec, 2021

Disaster specialist wins award for helping to keep business going

AN employee with Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service who specialises in planning for disaster management has won an international award for her work in business continuity.

Chloe Hurst, won the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Continuity and Resilience Newcomer Award at the BCI Europe Awards last month.

Chloe’s job with WFRS sees her planning and preparing the organisation for unusual or large-scale events, such as natural disasters, that could affect the ability of the service to perform its daily operations.

She has worked for WFRS for two years and has been instrumental in setting up the business continuity department as well as working within the Covid Response.

Her work in developing and implementing the service’s strategy for its Covid response resulted in important changes of behaviour and approach to business continuity within the organisation.

Chloe said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to win the award.

“Achieving the award would not have been possible without the support and encouragement from the Fire and Rescue Service.

“Based on the experiences of the last 18 months as a business continuity team, we are developing and embedding new procedures and techniques to better prepare us for an ever-changing future.

“I am very much looking forward to continuing on the journey to develop business continuity further at Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.”

Chloe’s win will see her entered into the BCI Global Awards in November 2021.

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