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. Assess how prepared your business is in our online Business Preparedness Tool or download our Business Preparedness Checklist.
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.