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DNV GL announced winner at Global Risk Awards

For the second year running, DNV GL was named the ‘Risk Management Consultancy of the Year’ at the Global Risk Awards.

l-r:  Keith Smith, Director, IRM, Mark Boult, Director, DNV GL and Joanna Lumley.
l-r: Keith Smith, Director, IRM, Mark Boult, Director, DNV GL and Joanna Lumley.

With a cross-continent judging panel comprising of more than 24 leading risk management practitioners and academics, and entries submitted from across the globe, the awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for risk professionals and organisations. 

DNV GL was recognised for its exceptional performance within the industry by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) at a prestigious award ceremony.

DNV GL, which celebrated 150 years of operation last year, supports businesses in identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks. The company’s main area of expertise lies within asset, enterprise, operational, sustainability and project investment risk. Commendation was also given to the Spadeadam test site in Cumbria, which simulates major events such as fire and explosions to test the impact on buildings and critical systems to demonstrate the potential impact and examine technical solutions. 

The company, which was up against four other businesses, was highly commended for its diverse services across a range of industries such as energy, oil and gas, petrochemical, aviation and healthcare. Its strategic research programmes in particular, received extremely positive recognition due to its strong focus on creative problem solving and innovation. Projects include; researching Arctic risks for oil and gas exploration and production, managing the future supply of energy, and healthcare research to promote patient safety. 

Around 400 participants attended the recent awards ceremony, hosted by actress Joanna Lumley, at the Hilton Park Lane in London. 

Hari Vamadevan, DNV GL’s regional manager for UK and Sub Saharan Africa said: “We are extremely grateful to be recognised by IRM for the second consecutive year and are delighted to have been selected as the winner in our category, to win is a great honour.”   

Keith Smith, IRM’s Director said, “The worthy winners of this year’s Award for Risk management consultancy of the year made quite an impression – Demonstrating the realities of fire and explosion risk at their Spadeadam Research and Testing Facility in Cumbria”