EPC 2018 Annual Review



It's been another successful year here at the EPC, so we wanted to stop and take a moment to say thank you to all of the amazing organisations we've been involved with over the last 12 months by sharing some of the Emergency Planning College highlights from 2018.



2018 Highlights

  • Deborah Higgins was appointed as Head of the Emergency Planning College in early 2018
  • Our college site, The Hawkhills Conference and Events Centre played host to over 5,000 people who attended a range of meetings, conferences, social gatherings, summer schools, weddings and Christmas celebrations, all at our site in Easingwold
  • We have had the opportunity to network with so many of our valued customers throughout the year at various events, for example the Security & Counter Terror Expo Ambition and Shopping Centre Manager Conferences during February and March. Cyber UK in April and the BCI World Conference and the International Disaster Response & International Security Expos last month. Thank you to each and every person who visited our stands and took the time to interact with our team
  • Our Grounds Maintenance team received a BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) Award for the best 'limited public access' category. Read more about our stunning college grounds here
  • This year we have also refurbished various parts of the college, including the coffee lounge, much of our accommodation, main house and upgraded our security with additions of new CCTV and digital locking systems

During 2018 we have delivered over 776 training courses, 28 major exercises and consultancy services to over 6,000 people in 18 countries, across 5 continents.

We have also delivered a wide range of 'thought leadership' opportunities and events:

  • Our online Document Hub, boasting the UK's largest collection of resilience documentation has received over 2,350 visitors this year

  • We have digitised all hard copy reports and case studies from our library, making them easier to access and share

  • Our occasional papers, position papers, webinars and emergency plans and risk registers received over 2,500 views online in 2018 alone

  • The demand for our weekly 'Resilience Round-Up' continues to grow, with thousands of views and an expanding subscriber base. If you would like to receive the resilience round-up in 2019, please subscribe here

  • Nearly 40,000 of you visited our website in 2018 and over 4,350 of you following us on Twitter and Linkedin

What to expect in 2019

  • Over the next 12 months, we will continue to develop overseas business in all areas, including Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East
  • We are very excited to be conducting a website refresh, modernising our website to provide our customers with a seamless way to learn more about us and our capabilities, with the launch expected in April 2019
  • Development of Rail specific training and exercise packages
  • We plan to launch a new Learning Management System (LMS) during 2019
  • We will be exploring the development of a new 'Virtual Learning Suite' at our Hawkhills site
  • During 2019 we will be integrating Resilience Direct into our training
  • Throughout 2019 we will continue to deliver the highest quality training, exercising and consultancy to our customers across the world, supporting organisations in their quest to build strength and resilience


From everyone at the Emergency Planning College, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As always, we greatly appreciate your continued support and very much look forward to welcoming you in 2019!