BSIA welcomes publication of business preparation guide to London 2012

David Evans - the BSIA's Project Director - 2012

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the publication of a new guide to help businesses prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Entitled ‘London 2012 Games: Planning information for businesses’, the guide has been coordinated by the Cabinet Office with contributions from all organisations involved with delivering the Games, and provides useful hints and tips for businesses located near a Games venue or hotspot.

Business continuity advice included in the guide incorporates the many challenges that businesses may face at Games time, from staffing and home-working, telecoms, travel disruption and, of course, safety and security.

“Helping its members plan for the events of 2012 remains a priority for the BSIA,” comments David Evans, the Association’s dedicated Project Director for 2012. “Many of our members operate near Olympic venues, or will have their operations and supply chain affected by road disruptions. This guide will prove invaluable in helping such businesses make robust plans for dealing with the challenges of next summer’s events.”

The arrival of the Games will impact over 30 live sites across the country, with 37 competition venues across the UK – 27 of which are in London. Alongside the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the summer of 2012 will also see a wide range of other celebrations in London, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Notting Hill Carnival and the Wimbledon Tennis Championship.

David continues: “For all businesses located or operating near a Games venue or hotspot, this guide is an ideal place to start planning for the impact of next summer’s celebrations.”

Download the guide at

BSIA Website