Business Continuity from Glen Abbot

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David Hutcheson

David HutchesonDavid is Managing Director of Glen Abbot Ltd.

As part of Glen Abbot he has worked with many FTSE 100 companies as well as for Utilities, National Government, Local Authorities and the NHS.

David is an expert in Crisis Management and Pandemic Planning and works for a number of international organisations around the world helping them create their plans and run exercises internally, nationally and cross continent.

David is an expert in the creation and running of incident control rooms and in training teams to manage incidents.

A regular speaker at national and international conferences, David was voted CIR Industry Personality of the Year for 2010.

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Janet Beattie

Janet BeattieJanet is the Operations Director of Glen Abbot and started the company with David in 1998.

During her years with Glen Abbot she has worked with a large number of blue chip companies in various sectors including banking, oil, medical, and manufacturing as well as public sector organisations such as local councils, the NHS, museums and art galleries. This work has covered all stages of Business Continuity from project management and analysis to writing plans and testing and training. Janet is also responsible internally for developing methodologies, HR, HSE and Quality Assurance.

In her previous life Janet was a research scientist and later moved into Finance and IT, before specialising in the newly emerging discipline of Business Continuity.

Janet was a founder of the Scottish Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Forum which involved organising quarterly meetings for Business Continuity professionals in Scotland and is also a member of the Worldwide BCI Forum. She is also a member of the Scottish Continuity Group.

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