Coronavirus: The singular threat to businesses in 2020… or is it?

Rob WalleyReadiness, Resilience

Risk matrix

You would think that 2020 had been the year for resilience, but I’m not so sure. The 2017 National Risk Register stated that; “there is a high probability of a flu pandemic occurring” with “up to 50% of the UK experiencing symptoms, leading to between 20,000 and 750,000 fatalities and high levels of absence from work.” Like many organisations we … Read More

COVID-19 reopening

Alex PearsonCOVID-19, Resilience

Are you planning your Re-opening? Whether your business is part of an industry reliant on staff being on-site or one simply looking to reunite their teams to bring back a sense of normality, getting your premises COVID secure and compliant can be an onerous task for those unfamiliar with the process. At the heart of this process will be staff … Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic Response – Resilience tips and resources #4

Rob WalleyCOVID-19, Resilience

Are you strengthening your supply chain and organisational resilience? Fewer than 50% of businesses had a plan in place that sufficiently enabled them to respond to supply chain issues encountered during COVID-19 so far.  A further 3.5% of businesses had no Continuity Plan in place at all during COVID-19, and we are advising people to consider generic, flexible Crisis Management … Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic Response – Resilience tips and resources #3

Rob WalleyCOVID-19, Resilience

Are you positively mapping the way forward yet? The traditional Easter feeling of positivity and optimism for spring has been hard to maintain this year. However the individuals and businesses that are coming out strongly are focussing on planning and mapping out various paths out of this crisis. As we reflect as a business our rapid adjustment to the challenges … Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic Response – Resilience tips and resources #2

Rob WalleyCOVID-19, Resilience

Can your business recover from a Pandemic? If the recent COVID-19 global outbreak has your organisation wondering if your business continuity plans are enough to sustain your business, you’re not alone – we’ve been answering the same question for our own operations and for a range of medium and large enterprises. As employee absences increase, there’s much more to think … Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic Response – Resilience tips and resources #1

Rob WalleyCOVID-19, Resilience

Are we all behind the planning curve? Behind the scaremongering and media hype there is a clear potential for the current COVID-19 Outbreak to have an increasingly disruptive impact on businesses, events and society at large over the coming months. Those affected by the virus may be absent for longer than a traditional ‘flu type illness and/or need to manage … Read More