Leading Business Community Website Adds Asia Specific Section

http://www.businessassurance.com/ also adds Business Continuity, Risk and Management Systems sections in latest updates.

www.businessassurance.com, a leading online source of information, resources and opinion on the specific issues that organisations are facing today. There have been four new sections added in the last few months: The Asia section will feature regular blogs and news items from both the global and Hong Kong based teams. The Business Continuity section features relevant information from around the globe and insight on ongoing developments. The Management Systems section features comprehensive updates to keep the audience informed on the latest standards, examples of how they are benefiting organisations as well as offering expert insight as to how management systems are being implemented during the economic downturn. The Risk Management section has in-depth analysis on the potential risks that businesses are facing during these trying times, research and white papers on risk minimisation as well as interviews with some of the world's leading risk management experts.   The five existing sections on the site are Climate Change, Food, Supply Chain, Product Conformity and Corporate Social Responsibility. The Asia specific section launched with a blog from Hong Kong section editor, Richard Gunawan. The post, titled " The Real Cost of Health," talks about the importance of clear and robust health and safety policies in an organisation. http://www.businessassurance.com/ is one of the leading multimedia sources of information for business professionals. Podcasts Each of the nine sections has their own podcast channel, with the climate change series now featuring over 20 podcasts, including interviews with David Cameron, Manchester City Football Club, Tesco and Yvo de Boer, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Further, there are now four video podcast series; 1) Supply Chain podcast series, featuring Europe's leading supply chain expert, Professor Richard Wilding of Cranfield University, 2) Ethical supply chain podcast series, including case studies from Marshalls and Hewlett-Packard, 3) Management Systems podcast series, including an interview with the British Quality Foundation (BQF) CEO Joe Goasdoué, 4) Business Continuity podcast series featuring interviews with David Austin, one of the world's leading business continuity experts. In total, there are over 40 audio and video podcasts that can be downloaded, listened or watched directly from the site. Knowledge sharing portal for management systems Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), one of the world's leading assurance providers, createdhttp://www.businessassurance.com/, the world's first ever knowledge sharing portal for management systems professionals, in November of 2006. The launch of topic specific sections extends the website's key focus through six key categories of information for each new section: podcasts news blogs resource library calendar of events directory of standards. Experts are the section editors Each of the nine sections on http://www.businessassurance.com/ now has a dedicated LRQA section editor. Those individuals are recognised experts in their field and in addition to updating each of their sections with relevant news items and events, each of the section editors blogs on their specific topic, providing insight into the latest developments in each of their respective areas of expertise. For a list of the section editors and more information about each of them, visit the About Us section. Have your say! Interactive features allow any site visitor to comment on and discuss any items found on the site as well as introduce new topics to the community. The events section works together with events organisers around the world as a recognised online media partner. -- ends -- Notes to editors: 1. The contact details are as follows: Alex Briggs http://www.businessassurance.com/ Site Editor LRQA CentreLloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd.Hiramford, Middlemarch Office VillageSiskin Drive Coventry CV3 4FJ England T +44 (0) 24 7688 2382 F +44 (0) 24 7630 6055 E alex.briggs@lrqa.com or team@businessassurance.comhttp://www.businessassurance.com/ 2. About Lloyd's Register Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) is a member of the Lloyd's Register Group. Lloyd's Register provides independent assurance to companies operating high risk capital intensive assets in energy and transportation to enhance the safety of life, property and the environment, thereby helping our clients ensure safe, responsible and sustainable supply chains. The Group comprises charities and non-charitable companies, with the latter supporting the charities in their main goal. http://www.lr.org/ Registered charity number: 21567 R Copyright © Lloyd's Register 2006. All rights reserved. lloydsreg@lr.org