Business responds positively to CSSC at Glasgow 2014
A recent business survey, following the use of CSSC during Glasgow 2014, has provided very positive feedback.
Johanna Buchanan, Project Manager, CSSC Scotland, summarised the findings at a CSSC breakfast briefing, with some powerful statistics:
- 97% feel CSSC Scotland is an effective means of enabling communication between the public and private.
- 94% agreed that the information was timely and 89% said it was relevant to their business.
The responses showed that businesses found the initiative to be well managed:
“The information was concise, timely, consistent and very relevant to our business. Really supported me with forward planning and communications to all our staff. It was invaluable and I would love to hear that this will continue as legacy.”
The project began in January with testing, exercising and sharing of business guidance and information. In June and July, the Queen’s Baton Relay made its journey throughout Scotland, followed by the games themselves, where CSSC was used to keep businesses informed, between 23 July and 4 August 2014.
Following the close of the Games, the survey demonstrated how opinion has shifted in some key areas, when compared to a similar survey in 2013:
- 90% now believe that the public and private sectors effectively share information on safety, security and resilience, as compared to 40% previously.
CSSC Scotland will continue to be used during the other major events in Scotland, including the Referendum and the Ryder Cup. It will transition to the new operational delivery team between October and December 2014. If you are interested in becoming part of the team, or any other aspect of the project, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your views on CSSC requested
At a recent breakfast briefing for CSSC Industry Sector Leads (ISLs), Sir David Veness announced a two–year review of CSSC. He said, “It has been decided that it is timely to initiate a review; your thoughts on where it should concentrate are invited.”