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October 27, 2012

How would your business survive a major disruption?

In an Emergency Would your Business Survive? Free Business Continuity Planning Guide to download!

Business Continuity management is about identifying critical activities which you can’t afford to lose – such as information, stock, premises, staff and planning how to maintain these if an incident occurs.   Find out how you can develop a Business Continuity Plan – download the FREE Business Continuity Guide produced by Enfield Council, here.

Business Continuity Management for Small to Medium sized Businesses (SME)

Be Prepared!
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is about identifying critical activities i.e.
those parts of your organisation that you can’t afford to lose, such as information,
stock, premises, staff and planning how to maintain these, if an incident occurs.
Any incident, large or small, whether it is natural, accidental or deliberate, can cause
major disruptions to your organisation. But if you plan now, rather than waiting for
it to happen, you will be able to get back to business in the quickest possible time.
Delays could mean you lose valuable business to your competitors, or that your
customers lose confidence in you.
This Affects You!
Whether you are a market trader, a voluntary organisation a small/medium business
or a global institution you need to be able to continue with your critical activities,
whatever happens.
You also need to make sure that your key suppliers and partners have effective
BCM arrangements in place to ensure that an incident affecting them doesn’t
impact on you.
Why do you need a Business Continuity Plan?
• 1 in 5 businesses will suffer a serious disruption every year
• 80% of businesses affected by a major incident close within 18 months.
• 90% of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to shut within two
years.
• 58% of UK organisations were disrupted by the September 11th disaster. One
in eight was seriously affected.


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