How to Develop and Maintain Robust Business Continuity Plans


Are you confident that if your organisation was hit by a disruptive incident or event tomorrow, you and your colleagues would know how to respond?  

Is your response procedure documented and is that document sufficiently robust and up to date?  

In an environment when threats coming from a variety of sources is the accepted ‘norm’, are you in a position to respond quicky and effectively, and with confidence?

Organisations today are having to deal with an unprecedented range of threats that may hinder their ability to continue their business operations at required and acceptable levels.  These threats include environmental changes, sabotage, power and energy disruptions, supply chain issues, loss of key staff and cyber-related attacks.  Some threats may be slow burn events and others may materialise in a matter of minutes or hours, e.g., a ransomware attack on your computer systems.

Whatever the type of incident or disruption, your organisation needs to have identified a mechanism for building resilience and a capability to respond effectively.  At the heart of this response capability is your business continuity plan (BCP).  But what should be in that plan? Or is it more than one plan?  Importantly, how should you develop that plan and, once you have developed it, do you have confidence that it is going to work when being used in anger.  And how do you know whether it is sufficiently robust?

URM is going to address these questions in a practical 1-hour webinar, where we will go back to basics and provide you with an essential guide to helping you develop robust business continuity plans that are tailored to your organisation, irrespective of how big you are, what sector you operate in or how mature you are.  

URM will draw upon not just recognised good practice in the form of ISO 22301 (the International Business Continuity Standard), but the expertise of its Team of consultants, who are some of the most experienced in the UK and are adept at ‘getting the balance right’ and developing BCPs which are appropriate and effective for any organisation.

The webinar will help you not only respond more effectively to incidents and disruptions, but will help you better prepare and reduce the likelihood and impact of incidents.  It will also ensure you are able to respond with confidence to client questionnaires.

As with all URM webinars, you will also have the opportunity to ask any questions around developing BCPs.

Why attend this webinar:

By attending this webinar, you will receive practical guidance on not just developing effective business continuity plans (BCPs), but how to continually improve and test them.  Topics we will address include:

  • Types of plans, e.g., business continuity, incident management, crisis management, disaster recovery and how to decide which are right for your organisation
  • How do you get to produce effective BCPs, e.g., following business impact analyses and risk assessments
  • Who should be involved in developing your BCPs and why
  • What are the essential constituents of a BCP
  • How do you communicate, test and improve your plans.

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