Why Create a Business Continuity Plan?

Why Create a Business Continuity Plan?

Business continuity planning is essential if you want to make sure that you can continue operating your business when your normal routine is threatened or destroyed by unforeseen circumstances or emergencies. While everything is going according to plan, it is tempting to leave aside business continuity planning.

However, as many businesses without effective continuity planning will have found to their cost when unexpected issues have arisen, business continuity planning isn’t an optional extra – it’s something that is vital to keep your business trading when fire, theft, vandalism, stormy weather, loss of suppliers or personnel, or any other issues occur.

Business continuity plans cover two main areas:

Crisis management gives priority to employee health and safety and involves the creation of building evacuation procedures, lists of useful contacts and establishing off-site meeting places etc.
Recovery roadmaps provide full details of the core elements of your business and question what you would do without them.

Bollington Insurance can help to provide the basic tools needed to create and maintain your business continuity plan. Don't leave it until it is too late - think about the future of your business now and avoid costly disruption in the future. Our specialist Risk Management team is available on 01625 854300 for more in-depth advice.