Business Continuity/Risk Management
A business continuity plan involves developing a plan to continue operations if a place of business is affected by a threat or disaster. Such a plan will detail how the business would recover its operations or move operations to another location after damage by events like natural disasters, fire, theft, flooding or even staffing issues, and computer problems.
Sissys Gourmet Delights, located in Blackburn, was adversely affected in 2015 as a result of a fire that began in the adjoining property. Production within Sissys ceased immediately as the business was forced to close for several weeks to allow affected properties to be repaired. For the owner of Sissys, Sylvia Kliska, it was an extremely stressful period in which the financial burdens, staff employment and loss of trade were unexpected complications that needed to be resolved.
There are some excellent resources available to businesses to assist them in developing their own plan, for further information click on the links below.