Business Continuity Planning

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Expect the unexpected

More than 40 per cent of businesses affected by the Manchester bombing went out of business, never to return.
How quickly – and painlessly – you manage to get back to ‘business as usual’ in the event of a terrorist attack, fire, flood or other natural disaster, or any other major interruption, depends
on how effectively you can devise, and put into action, your own business continuity management.
Business continuity management can best be defined as:
‘A holistic management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organisation
and provides a framework for building resilience with the capability for an effective response that
safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities.’
(Business Continuity Institute, 2001.)
Building-in business continuity, making it part of the way that you run your business, rather than
having to ‘firefight’ any emergency, helps prepare you to offer ‘business as usual’ in the quickest
possible time. Planned business continuity management, so that your staff, customers and
suppliers are reassured that you have an effective policy and practice for managing the
unexpected, helps build confidence in your business.

We can help you formulate a Business Continuity Plan and maintain it, to include:

  1. Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  2. Disaster Recovery

More than 40 per cent of businesses affected by the Manchester bombing went out of business, never to return.

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