We are delighted to announce that Water Direct has won the prestigious UK award for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) in the 2018 Business Continuity Awards, fighting off competition from Databarracks, Iland and Sungard to take the prize.
Now in its 20th year, the Business Continuity Awards celebrates achievements in business continuity, recognising companies and individuals who lead the way in delivering solutions to manage business continuity, security, resilience and risk.
Water Direct is the UK’s leading provider of emergency water, investing and innovating in solutions and services to deliver resilience to UK businesses, including our unique WaterTight™ Water Supply Contingency Planning service.
The award is timely, as the UK’s water retailers and wholesalers were put to the test in March 2018, when the big thaw following the ‘Beast from the East’ resulted in thousands of homes and businesses losing water supply. In one week, Water Direct responded to emergencies throughout the country, working 24/7 to mobilise more than 200 truckloads of drinking water and four million litres of emergency bottled water from its Nationwide Bottled Water Bank.
Following the Business Continuity Awards win for DRaaS, Water Direct will continue to lobby for water disaster contingency planning as a routine business continuity agenda item alongside other critical services.
“We’re really proud of this fantastic recognition for our team and unique disaster recovery and business continuity services. It’s great to take additional steps towards businesses recognising water as a critical business continuity theme.”
Jonathan West – Managing Director at Water Direct
As you can see from the photo, we were very happy to take home the award!
Pictured (left to right): The Water Direct team collecting the award, Sven Parris, Liv Morris, Jonathan West, Tiffany Tidmarsh, Peter Mayers