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

Running a Business Continuity programme

Posted by John Robinson on Oct 18, 2017

Taken from Part 2 of our Business Continuity Blueprint. 

Read it here

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

Free business continuity plan templates now available

Posted by Mark Robinson on Jun 30, 2017

We've created comprehensive Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Business Continuity Plan (BCP) templates to help newcomers get started with business continuity.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Business Impact Analysis, Resilience

A beginners guide to the Business Continuity Planning process

Posted by Inoni on Jun 10, 2017

Almost every prudent business, large or small sees wisdom in buying some level of business insurance. We feel comfortable paying a small amount (premium) that will deliver a larger amount (claim) if we suffer a sizeable loss.  

However, insurance won't keep your customers happy whilst they wait for you to rebuild.  It won't organise your people, ensure you can find capacity elsewhere or help you decide how to respond to the challenging conditions you now face.

Business continuity does these things.  It works hand-in-glove with risk management and insurance.  It's not difficult and the guide below explains how to do it.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Business Impact Analysis, Resilience, Insurance, manufacturing

Timeframe and Business Impact Analysis in Practice

Posted by John Robinson on Dec 21, 2015

Completing a timeframe analysis or business impact analysis can seem daunting for any size or sector of organisation. A technology resilience and business continuity review which we conducted for a teaching hospital, including a business impact analysis and timeframe analysis, demonstrated some common issues that complex organisations face when putting theory into practice and performing analysis into business impact.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Business Impact Analysis