Business Continuity Blog

With significant experience in business continuity management consulting, John Robinson shares his insight.

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: Insurance, Business Continuity Management

Inoni announce Kerry London as new partner

Posted by Mark Robinson on Jul 25, 2017

Inoni have launched a new partnership with independent insurance broker Kerry London, helping to make Business Continuity more accessible to small and medium sized manufacturers.

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Tags: Insurance, Business Continuity Management, Resilience, manufacturing

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, Insurance, Resilience, manufacturing

10 factors to consider when setting a Maximum Indemnity Period

Posted by John Basinger on May 31, 2017

In my experience, many businesses in the UK are under-insured. This is particularly true when it comes to Business Interruption (BI) cover where I often see Maximum Indemnity Periods (MIP) of just 12 months. I was a commercial loss adjuster for over 30 years and experienced first-hand just how long it takes to fully recover a business. In most cases, it took much longer than this.

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Tags: Insurance

Guidelines for manufacturers preparing for Brexit

Posted by John Basinger on Mar 15, 2017

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I saw this article in Cabinet Maker magazine which discusses the findings of a recent KPMG report into the future of UK manufacture. The report details key practical measures that manufacturers can begin to put in place now to prepare for when the UK exits the EU in 2019. They include:

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Tags: Insurance, Business Continuity Management, manufacturing, Small Business