Business Continuity Blog

With significant experience in business continuity management consulting, our consultants share their insight.

Approaching Business Continuity Planning post Covid-19

Posted by Mark Robinson on May 01, 2020

The effects of Covid-19 have significantly raised awareness of Business Continuity Planning, not least because many office-based firms have adapted and applied their plans and worked from home.  However, the operational impacts could not have been foreseen by many others, including manufacturers, retailers, restaurants and events companies. Why? Because virtually all their pre-planned fallback positions faced the same extraordinary challenge - lockdown with frozen budgets, stalled production and a broken supply chain.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Business Continuity Management, Risk, Business Impact Analysis, Resilience, ISO 22301, Insurance, manufacturing, Blueprint, Small Business, Pandemic

Business Survival during Covid-19

Posted by Mark Robinson on Apr 07, 2020

This article talks about our suggested approach of managing the business through pandemic day-to-day. It includes some observations that may help you.

This is our second continuity article about Covid-19. Our first, Pandemic Planning for Business has been viewed and shared by thousands of organisations, with several that we know of adopting some or all the guidance it proposed. Although the situation has developed far beyond what many expected, it’s worth noting that most points we raised have materialised in some form.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Risk, Resilience, Insurance, Small Business, Pandemic

How can Business Continuity Planning support setting the correct Business Interruption cover?

Posted by John Basinger on Jan 26, 2018

I recently picked up on a study produced jointly by Swiss Re and Parima, entitled Lessons Learned in Business Interruption. The study deals with BI issues in the Far East but the principles are relevant for the rest of the world. Their conclusion is that Business Continuity Planning has a massive role to play in enabling the insurance broker to assist their client in getting the correct level of BI cover.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Insurance

Inoni launches Business Continuity Planning software for small businesses

Posted by Mark Robinson on Jan 25, 2018


This week, Inoni launched the latest product in their suite of Business Continuity Planning tools for SMEs. Inoni Micro, built specifically for organisations up to 50 employees, offers a scaled-back and easy to complete online tool for managing a Business Continuity Plan.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Small Business

Running a Business Continuity programme

Posted by John Robinson on Oct 18, 2017

Taken from Part 2 of our Business Continuity Blueprint. 

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Nobody does business continuity (BC) for the sake of it, there’s always a good reason and it helps if you understand what’s driving it - not least because you can then set firm success criteria.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Business Impact Analysis, ISO 22301