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Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is the process of planning to ensure that your business can return to "business as usual" as quickly and painlessly as possible in the event of a major disruption.

Why should I plan for business disruptions?

A disaster can strike any organisation, large or small. It can arrive in the shape of storm, flood, fire, a terrorist bomb, action by pressure groups, or product contamination. Around half of all businesses experiencing a disaster with no effective plans for recovery fail within the following 12 months.

It's not all about earth quakes

Small incidents can be as disastrous as large incidents. Which is worse, the loss of your building or the loss of your unbacked-up accounts server's hard drive?

Could your business survive for long with the complete loss of all it's accounting, time recording, WIP and billing information? Perceived small incidents often have repercussions far bigger than you would expect.

Business assurance

Business insurance is there to pay out in the event of disasters or problems but on its own it doesn't necessarily get you up and running, and trading as normal again. Having a solid, well thought out Business Continuity Plan will provide you with business assurance that you have provided your business with the best possible chance of preventing or limiting any negative fallout from disasters and incidents.

How should I plan for business disruptions?

There are five general steps to get you started on business continuity planning:

  • Step 1: Analyse your business
  • Step 2: Assess the risks
  • Step 3: Plan and prepare
  • Step 4: Communicate your plan
  • Step 5: Test your plan

Let me help you through the process of analysing your business, its risks and through the preparation, communication and testing of your business continuity plan.

Talk to me!

Why not talk to me to see how I can help your business? With a bit of imagination and creative, practical solutions, Business Continuity Planning doesn't have to be costly. The result of ignoring it can be though. Pick up the phone and talk to me on 07902 875114, you can't lose anything unlike what would happen if disaster did strike...

Client Testimonials

  • We recently had a brand new website designed by Mark Smithson.

    We found Mark to be full of good ideas, willing to listen carefully to understand our needs, giving us the time to explore concepts whilst pointing us in the right direction... View More..

    We recently had a brand new website designed by Mark Smithson.

    We found Mark to be full of good ideas, willing to listen carefully to understand our needs, giving us the time to explore concepts whilst pointing us in the right direction with suggestions on how to achieve what we wanted.

    We’re very proud of our new website and very grateful of the time and effort Mark put in.

    Avie Consulting Ltd - Maria Benson, Practice Manager

  • Mark Smithson created our web site for our holiday cottage business. From word of mouth recommendation I looked at other sites that he has designed and was happy with the quality of the product. The service that we received from Mark was responsive... View More..

    Mark Smithson created our web site for our holiday cottage business. From word of mouth recommendation I looked at other sites that he has designed and was happy with the quality of the product. The service that we received from Mark was responsive from the initial contact through design and planning of the web site. He came to see us to discuss our design requirements and quickly developed a web page which met all our needs. The product which he has produced for us is high quality and cost effective for ourselves running a small business. Mark has responded promptly to any enquiries or updates that have had to be made in a user friendly way. I am no tech expert but even I have grasped the instructions he has forwarded! Comments that I have received from customers have all been very positive regarding how easy the web site is to navigate and use. I would recommend the service Mark provides, we have been very happy with the web site and level of customer service.

    Ronnie & Graham Swinbourne, Yate Cottage

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