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New Team at the Top!

December 2019

The Resilience Advisors Network is pleased to announce that, it is strengthening its core institutional framework by appointing 3 new European directors to support its continued growth!

Founder and MD, Jon Hall said “As we continue this remarkable growth, we need to make sure that our partners, clients and Advisors alike all have the support they need. I’m really pleased to introduce three new European Directors, each of them proven experts in their own fields and each of them well used to deploying Advisors in a way that best suits their experience and knowledge."

"I truly hope that this will reaffirm the trust people are placing in us as we build capacity and the potential for new partnerships”

Putting this announcement into context, the Network started back in 2015 with a small group of Advisors, mainly from the UK. The new organisation was fortunate enough to secure some large commissions, sufficient to show that, even if not perfect, the model of creating bespoke project teams of high-level expertise worked in the emergency management sector.

“In our first year, we created key professional components of a new vision for Defence Fire & Rescue services in the UK. The new Network cut its teeth helping the client win a 14 year multi-million pound contract for the provision of fire and rescue services to UK MOD.”

The following year saw the Network grow in numbers and move into Europe where the increasingly diverse nature of the Advisor cadre created clear value to clients and business, not just with private partners but also with International Governments and agencies.

“Year 2 saw our first European projects including one via EuropeAid which saw us supporting the development of policy and guidance for disaster management across Turkey. “

To strengthen the resilience of the Network and increase protection from the risks of a potential Brexit, a corporate base was established in Ireland providing a launch-pad into new markets. In particular, contracting to the European Commission grew and success as part of several research consortia led to an exponential growth and an increase in partnerships with high-quality public and research organisations.

The following year saw European activity grow as news of the Network spread to the Middle East on the back of a truly international team of 10 working on a substantial transformation programme for civil defence services.

“A team of 16 undertook an evaluation study of Definitions, Gaps and Costs of Response Capacities for the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. At the same time as a smaller team undertook a review of the certification process of the European emergency response capacities.”

2020 marks the start of the Network’s 5th year of operation and, by way of scale, it’s now operating through several companies with others planned to support its work across multiple continents, domains and segments. It now has well over 100 registered Advisors working on some 20 projects, and turning-over in excess of €1m a year. It’s vital that the structures behind the Network continue to grow at a pace equal to that of its activity so it is with immense pleasure that we commend the new team to you.

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