Emergencies not only affect people and personal property but can have a devastating impact on businesses. We only have to look at the widespread devastation caused by the flooding of 2007 or the impact of the 2005 Buncefield explosion to see how serious the implications can be. Even if your business is not directly affected by an incident, the loss of a key supplier or of customers can directly impact upon your business. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to prepare for such instances.
Local authorities, in accordance with the Civil Contingencies Act (2004), have a duty to promote good Business Continuity practice within the community. Hertfordshire Resilience is committed to helping the county’s businesses and voluntary organisations develop their own business continuity plans so that they will be able to thrive and provide services and employment to Hertfordshire citizens into the future.
We encourage you to listen to the experiences of local businesses shared in the video on this page, and to view the information and resources on the left to find out more about how you can prepare. If you can't find what you're looking for get in touch with us at email@example.com.
It happened to us - experiences of local businesses
Watch a short film showing local businesses talking about their experience of an incident that impacted their business
Business Continuity Awareness Week 2013 (PDF file 7KB)
Business Continuity Awareness Week 2013 - advice and help for businesses
- Ensuring Business Continuity doesn't have to be complicated (PDF file 10KB)