Business continuity

If you are a business owner or manager you should be prepared for emergency situations. What would you do in the event of a fire or flood? Can your business cope if severe weather affects your deliveries or IT systems?

Many businesses run without mishap for years but it's important to have a business continuity plan in place if things do go wrong.

  • What are your critical business processes?
  • What resources do they require?
  • What are the potential risks to these processes?
  • How can you reduce these risks?
  • How will you cope if the worst happens?

We can support and advise you on your business continuity plan, but we cannot write the plan for you. Email info@appliedresilience.org for advice.

The Business Continuity Institute provides training, webinars, news and advice to help you create a resilient business.

You can also find information and advice on GOV.UK or sign up to a newsletter from Continuity Central.

Once your plan is in place

Even if you are confident that you have robust contingencies in place you should not be complacent.

  • Revisit your business continuity plan regularly and update it as necessary.
  • Ask your key suppliers and partners what their plans are for an emergency - don't assume they have a plan.
  • Make sure your key members of staff are aware of the plan and the actions they need to take.