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Business continuity

Business continuity is about identifying the essential aspects of your business and planning for emergencies. We offer free advice to Enfield businesses and voluntary organisations on business continuity planning. 

Benefits of business continuity planning

Nearly one in five businesses a year will suffer a serious disruption. Whether you're a market trader, voluntary organisation or a global institution, it's important to have a plan for emergency situations.

These statistics show the importance of an effective business continuity management plan:

  • 90 per cent of businesses that lose their data in an emergency close within two years.
  • 80 per cent of businesses suffering a major incident close within 18 months.

Considering and planning business continuity will help a business return to a "business as usual" state as quickly as possible.

It is essential to withstand serious incidents such as flooding and fire and quickly re-open as normal. Even a relatively short interruption to normal activity can damage customer relationships and a business reputation beyond repair.

You should consider:

  • how long you could cope if there was a power cut or the phones went dead
  • what would happen if an incident prevented a delivery to a key customer
  • how a major incident would affect your staff or their morale
  • how serious damage to your premises would affect your business
  • whether you can cope with the sudden loss of:
    • worksites
    • staff, suppliers or partners
    • specialist equipment, technology and communications
    • data or information

For more information, call 020 8379 1000 or view our business continuity download (PDF, 988KB).