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

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: Business Continuity Management, Resilience, Insurance, 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, Resilience, Insurance, manufacturing

5 ways to build resilient robotics in your organisation

Posted by John Robinson on Apr 25, 2017

The following is taken from a whitepaper we recently published. You can download the full article here. It includes 5 additional resilience building methods not included in this article.

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Tags: Resilience, manufacturing, Small Business

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: Business Continuity Management, Insurance, manufacturing, Small Business