Business Continuity Planning Documents
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) or Business Continuity Management (BCM) as it is sometimes called, is the process of anticipating potential events or disasters and planning to ensure that your business can return to "business as usual" as quickly and painlessly as possible in the event of a disruption. No business, even a sole trader, is too small for BCP.
Our Business Continuity Planning folder contains a Business Continuity Checklist and useful Guidance Notes on Business Continuity Planning which together will assist you in preparing your own business continuity plan using our Business Continuity Template Plan.
A disaster can strike any organisation and potentially bring the business to a grinding halt and flood, fire, power failure, IT system failure, staff illness etc. can happen at any time. HM Government estimates that around half of all businesses experiencing a disaster with no effective plans for recovery, fail within the following 12 months.
Having effective Business Continuity Planning can also be an important part of the process of tendering for work (particularly if tendering for work in the public sector). It can also help businesses get the most competitive insurance premiums as insurers are increasingly recognising the benefit of BCP and other forms of risk management and will offer premiums that reflect suitably protected businesses.