Sun Branding Solutions wins Business Continuity Planning award

By: Sun Branding Solutions  23/06/2009
Keywords: Packaging, Packaging solutions, Brand Management

Brand design packaging consultancy Sun Branding Solutions is believed to be the first within the industry to gain the latest Business Continuity Planning (BCP) certificate, ensuring the company minimises the risk of disruption to its business in an emergency, whilst maintaining its high standard of service for its clients.  

The company has achieved full certification to BS25999, reflecting its robust and comprehensive business continuity plan, which would be fully implemented within 18 hours of a major disruption to business, such as loss of a critical system or process, loss of access to the company’s buildings or loss of a key supplier. The accreditation covers all five separate divisions within Sun Branding Solutions - Gilchrist, Sun Brand Technologies, White Zone, Your Packaging Partner and Legal Impackt at all locations. 

To obtain accreditation, Sun Branding Solutions carried out a full operational risk assessment to identify any potential disruption to its services which could in turn impact on its clients’ revenue. Following this analysis the company was able to identify and rectify any weaker areas, improving its processes and optimising best practise. All business processes have been fully recorded in order of their criticality to each of Sun Branding Solutions’ clients, with a recovery strategy now in place to minimise disruption and restore services.  

Sun Branding Solutions asked its existing auditors, SGS, to assess the certification, however as the standard was only introduced in 2007, SGS was not accredited by the award body UKAS to perform the assessment. Therefore, UKAS witnessed SGS performing Gilchrist’s audit so SGS could simultaneously obtain the auditing accreditation.  

Neil Swallow, Operations Director at Sun Branding Solutions comments: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this certification as it demonstrates to both our existing and potential clients that we take their business needs very seriously. Having such comprehensive plans in place enables us to minimise any disruption to our services and ensure that we are fully operational in the case of an emergency. The fact that Sun Branding Solutions is likely to be only agency within our industry to achieve this accreditation, with only 13 companies in the whole of the UK certified, reflects the extremely high standard of the processes required and all the hard work involved.”

Keywords: Brand Management, Packaging, Packaging solutions, Reprographics