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. 

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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

ISO 22301 - Measuring your BCMS. why do it?

Posted by Inoni on Feb 07, 2017

ISO 22301 proposes that organisations adopt the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) Model, a form of closed-loop control system.  This is recognised by Deming as the fundamental core of most management systems, which themselves have the effect of ‘breathing life’ into otherwise one-shot business initiatives.  Compare the benefit of writing a one-off continuity plan that quickly becomes obsolete and useless, with one that is kept up-to-date and continually improved. 

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, ISO 22301