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.
We’ve pulled together some simple information on how to plan for business disruptions - whether you’re a micro-business or an international company, you should find the information you need to help keep your business running.
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. Download our Business Preparedness Checklist to assess how prepared your business it.
How should I plan for business disruptions?
This is a five-step guide to get you started on business continuity planning - use the links below to go to each section, or you can download and print a more detailed strategy for different sized businesses.
How should I respond to a business disruption?
Check out our information on responding to business disruption, and what actions you can take in the short and long term to minimise the impact on your business.