Guide

Business continuity and crisis management

Introduction

Unplanned events can have a devastating effect on all businesses. Crises such as fire, damage to stock, illness of key staff or IT system failure could all make it difficult or even impossible to carry out your normal day-to-day activities.

At worst, this could see you losing important customers - and even going out of business altogether.

But with good planning you can take steps to minimise the potential impact of a business disaster - and ideally prevent it happening in the first place.

This guide will help you to identify potential risks to your business, make preparations for emergencies and test how your business is likely to cope in a disaster.