Business continuity planning

Helping organisations prepare for and respond to business disruptions

 Disasters happen – whether they are due to a systems failure, a major supply chain disruption, or the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to be prepared. 

Disruptions adversely impact productivity, sales, market share, brand reputation, distribution, compliance and more. With sound preparation, planning and the latest technology, organisations can continue to operate with confidence. Our specialists can help you develop and implement a plan that enables you to withstand disruption.

Our approach

Even the most robust and resilient organisations need to plan for unforeseen events. Resilience is the ability of an organisation to anticipate, prepare for, respond to and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper. We believe business continuity planning is a vital component of a broader framework of organisational resilience that should also encompass risk management, human resources, governance, change management, crisis management and disaster recovery.

Fact-finding is the key to effective business continuity planning. Before the plan is written, we can help create a risk management framework to identify and manage risks to your organisation before they materialise. Then we can help with detailed assessments such as supply chain resilience and staff risk. Our specialist digital teams can assess the robustness of IT systems, including assessments of cloud providers.

Once a plan is created, we believe it needs thorough testing and regular dry runs. We can help with scenario-based workshops and provide impartial feedback on what elements of the plan need additional development.

Our services

To help you plan for and maintain stability through disruptions, we provide a combination of real-world experience, proven methodology, and a team of professionals that deliver comprehensive services across four core areas:

  • Strategic resilience strategy and planning
  • Organisational resilience programme assessments
  • Business impact analysis
  • Business risk assessment
  • Continuity plans and templates
  • Evaluate and build resilience solutions
  • Specialist help with disaster recovery and cyber security technology
  • Scenario-based workshops to test continuity plans
  • Employee training and awareness
  • Specialist assessment for critical sectors such as finance, transport and healthcare