EPC 2017 Annual Review


As 2017 comes to a close, we look back on the year's achievements and share our plans for 2018.




2017 has been a successful year for the EPC and we would like to share with you some of our highlights:

  • This year we have delivered just over 330 training programmes to 8,560 delegates in the UK and overseas.

  • We have visited around 20 countries across the world either to deliver training, exercises or to provide support; countries included: Peru, Macedonia, Albania, Tanzania, Ukraine and Nigeria.

  • The EPC became the home of the Annual Cross-Government Business Continuity Conference which was opened this year, by Head of the CCS, Katharine Hammond. Speakers at the conference included; David Thorp, Executive Director of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), and Deborah Higgins, Head of Professional Development at the BCI.

  • We were delighted to host a number of VIP guests this year. In December, we hosted Minister for Government Resilience & Efficiency, Caroline Nokes, who came along to the EPC to find out about our work and meet delegates and staff. In October, Baroness Harris joined Director of Resilience, Bev Griffiths, for a visit and a tour around our college.

  • Our experts have supported the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) with their development of security guidance for crowded places. We provided subject matter expertise in the form of editorial and definitions.

  • We have supported the Home Office crowded places PROTECT project, advising on safety, security and resilience issues.

  • We are pleased to announce our partnership with REVO (formerly the British Council of Shopping Centres). This year we authored guidance for the retail sector and provided training with REVO for the retail industry. We are looking forward to developing this further in 2018.

  • We supported the development of the City Resilience British Standard.

  • We provided safety and security support to our international customers (UAE, Saudi, Interpol)

  • We have provided support to our Parent Company, Serco Ltd, through the delivery of training and exercising in the areas of: justice, health, nuclear, transport and local government.

  • This year we have been out and about meeting you at exhibitions and events; including the Security & Policing Expo in March, the BCI Annual Conference and Exhibition, BAPCO Autumn Event and the UK Security Expo in November.

  • In September we were the main sponsor of the Business Continuity Institute Education Month - promoting and highlighting the benefits of working in the field of business continuity.

  • We launched a new managed service to embed our people within organisations to provide a business continuity and emergency planning function from within.

  • We also launched our successful, Business Continuity Masterclass for Senior Leaders. This course is delivered in London and is proving to be very popular.

    What to expect in 2018

  • We will be re-writing ‘Working in Safety Advisory Groups’ Guidance and development of British Standard for SAGs.

  • We have a number of speaking opportunities lined up such as at the Security Expo 2018

  • We will continue to grow and transform our services for the future (with an emphasis on digital learning and virtual support).

  • We will be continuing to develop our work in the areas of Crowded Places, Counter Terrorism, PROTECT and Cyber Resilience.

  • We are looking forward to expanding our work into the SE Asia resilience market.

  • In early 2018 we have two new courses planned:

    • Security Risk Management for Crowded Places

    • Public Safety on Highways

From everyone at the EPC, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Safe New Year. 

We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you in 2018!