Preparing your business
What is Business Continuity?
Business Continuity is about protecting 3 main areas of your business:
- Safeguarding people
- Safeguarding your assets
- Safeguarding your processes
Did you know…
…80% of businesses affected by a major incident close within 18 months.
…90% of businesses that have business continuity arrangements in place at the time of an incident suffer least.
Whether you are a large ‘corporate’ business or an SME (Small to Medium Sized Enterprise) the ability to respond swiftly and effectively to an emergency has never been more important….why wait for something to happen?
Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. Even a small disruption such as a power cut can affect normal operation of an organisation. Risks could be from an external source such as those identified in the Norfolk Community Risk Register like severe weather or from within your organisation such as loss of key staff.
Over the years, threats to businesses have changed, and will continue to do so. It is your responsibility as a business to consider these risks and put in place a plan to help mitigate them.
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is the process of planning to ensure that your business can return back to normal as quickly and easily as possible in the event of an emergency. BCM is simpler than you might think…we’re going to run through a few simple steps, for more detailed information see the Business Continuity Plan in the downloads area.