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 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.