Business Continuity Management
Business Continuity Advice to Local Businesses
The Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004 places a duty upon local authorities to promote
Business Continuity (BC) to local businesses and voluntary organisations.
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is an ongoing process of risk assessment and
management with the purpose of ensuring that the business can continue if risks
materialise. These risks could be from the external environment (over which you
have no control, such as power failure) or from within your business such as accidental
damage to systems. It will help ensure that key customers, your brand, reputation
and key suppliers are maintained, helping to ensure you long term survivability.
BC needs to be considered by small companies and organisations as well as larger
corporations. Incidents and disasters can have catastrophic effects on business
and incidents can originate from many sources from accidents, criminal activity
or even natural disasters.
A business continuity plan is essential to protect the wellbeing of businesses.
A number of resources and aids are available to help in planning and preparing for
For further information you may wish to look at the following documents and websites: