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Free event to help your business survive a disaster

In the last month, Herefordshire has seen industrial fires, power cuts, storms, flooding…but what would you do if your business was affected? What’s your plan?

Many businesses run without mishap for years; no fires, no floods, the goods they rely on arrive on time, and technology functions perfectly…but what happens when they don’t? What happens if there is a fire? How are orders completed? What happens to customers while the business is closed? Is your business prepared for the unexpected? According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, a quarter of businesses who experience a significant event, fail to recover.

Business continuity management is a process which helps pre-plan the response to a disruptive incident. By identifying the critical processes within a business, and the resources they require, business owners can lower the risks and reduce the impact if and when events take a turn for the worst.

The Herefordshire Business Continuity Forum aims to promote joint working and the sharing of business continuity management expertise between local businesses. By working together we can build resilience and make sure that we are prepared for any business interrupting incidents.

The Herefordshire Business Continuity Forum invites businesses from all sectors to attend their next session on Tuesday 23rd February at 1.30pm at the Hereford Business Solutions Centre. The event will cover how to protect vital business information and processes to help your business survive a disaster. Guest speakers from West Mercia Police, Logiplex and Biscon will advise on cybercrime, cybersecurity, and business continuity.

Join us on Tuesday 23 February at 1.30pm at the Hereford Business Solutions Centre, Skylon Court, Coldnose Road, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6JL. Visit our Eventbrite page to book your free ticket or for more details contact BCM@Herefordshire.gov.uk or visit www.herefordshiregov.uk/business-continuity-forum

Tags: Business and economy, Your council