Beverley Griffiths

Beverley, as the Director for Resilience, has within her remit responsibility for the management and development of the Crowd and Public Safety capability at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College. She also advises on Business Continuity, Risk, Security & Safety, Cyber Resilience, Crisis Management and Incident Management, from policy to operations.

Currently working with key partnerships in the UK and internationally to increase the portfolio of products, including consultancy, critical friend, auditing, guidance, British Standards, training programmes, articles, exercises, competencies and qualifications. She currently leads on the continuous improvement programme for the EPC, working to bring about distance learning; communities of learning; qualification frameworks; online free public preparedness course, as well as the Library digital transformation project.

She teaches on most of the courses across the EPC prospectus, which brings a unique capability to her courses. Specifically working currently on the crowded places agenda, security and cyber resilience across the government and the industry. She has just accepted the role as co-chair for the Security Institute subcommittee for education (exact name to be confirmed)

Beverley’s wealth of knowledge and expertise from her background and experience in Health, Local Authority, Government, Training, Consultancy, Resilience, H&S, Crowded Places (Recently advising and supporting NaCTSO), Event Management as well as an academic background enables her to provide extraordinary support to private and public organisations.

Beverley is also is a well-regarded, sought after speaker and chair. She has been instrumental in engaging with various International events such as Brazil, Japan, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia as they seek to improve for the next large events. She was engaged with LOCOG; Government agencies and has been instrumental in the delivery of the three key EPC Olympic projects.

Beverley works closely with various partners. She also implemented the City and Guilds qualification gaining centre approval and delivering the Spectator Safety Management Level 4 Diploma throughout the UK and is a current assessor of the qualification. She is a lead UK expert in development of National Occupational Standards and Qualification frameworks.

Bev has gained vital credibility and experience attending various world class events. In 2014, she worked with her team at the Tall ships Greenwich, where she mentored staff and took over the management of a difficult site with crowd issues, to make a safe and successful event. She has been instrumental in obtaining and developing a large project involving crowd modelling, crowd behaviour and evacuation in complex built establishment (Including transport).

Bev has successfully managed a large contract with a Retail Company and expanded this to others, giving them a unique programme of training and exercising, with validation of plans; process and individuals. This is now seen as best practice and is being requested by many other retail; leisure and transport providers.

Bev has edited and authored various national guidance documents and is a thought leader in the UK and sought after around the world. Beverley is a member of many professional groups such as EPS, EIF and NOEA, where she takes an active interest in improving the profession and assisting in the education and development of learners in the field.

Beverley joined the EPC in 2004 after working for the London Borough of Hackney, where she began as the CCTV and Emergency Planning Officer and the CCTV and Emergency Planning Service Manager where she received a commendation awarded by the Metropolitan Police for her work during the Hackney Siege. During her time at Hackney she worked on many events and festival’s, on the Safety Advisory Group; planning group and leading the operational team at the events.

Beverley successfully completed, with honours, the ‘Development and Health in Disaster Management’ Bachelor of Science at Coventry University. Beverley also previously was a qualified nurse, working here in the UK and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 2008 Beverley completed with merit the Chartered Institute for Professional Training Certificate (CIPD) and is currently working toward achieving her Assessors qualification.

"Bev is a great listener. She made the training sessions interactive all the time. She is a very experienced trainer and shared her knowledge with us. We achieved the objectives listed at the beginning with extensive information as well as lots of fun. Thank you!"

Rana Bullata British Consulate General, Jerusalem

"A special thanks to Bev, especially valuing every single question, concern and idea from every single one of us. A huge thank you!"

Ersa Ulay Stallman British Embassy, Turkey