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Advice for businesses

Last updated 12th January, 2017

What would happen to your business if you were affected by a fire, flood, storms, theft, fraud or vandalism?

In 1996 the Manchester bombing affected over 600 businesses. Within six months 250 of these had gone out of business. Many of those that survived had a business continuity plan.

Businesses affected by a disaster that do not have a plan in place only have a 50 per cent chance of surviving the next 12 months.

Developing your own business continuity plan could help you to be one of those companies that survive.

Depending on the size and nature of your business will depend on how comprehensive your plan needs to be. By following the links below you can self assess your business to see how prepared you already are, and find out more information on whether you need to take further action.

How prepared are you? is a leaflet explaining the principles of business continuity management.

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