To make effective business continuity and resilience plans for your organisation you should identify any potential risks that may interfere with delivery of products or services.  You then put plans in place to mitigate these interruptions. This means business can resume quickly and with as little disruption as possible.

Is your organisation resilient?

Organisations can be disrupted in many ways.  Some examples are:

  • a digger cutting through a computer cable 
  • a rise in the water table resulting in flooding
  • fire
  • pandemic
  • rapid downturn in the value of the GBP
  • the loss of a key employee or skills shortages
  • the loss of a major supplier
  • energy outages
  • a reputational scandal

Business Resilience is achieved by planning ahead for such incidents and putting effective arrangements in place. These processes are called Risk Management and Business Continuity Management.

Making an effective Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for your organisation can help get business back on track quickly.  This reduces recovery time and ensures loss of delivery and financial or other losses are kept to a minimum.  The information booklets below contain information and planning assistance for businesses and schools: -

You may wish to consider joining the Milton Keynes Business Resilience Forum, your local business continuity community, who share experiences and can offer further support.

As part of its other statutory duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Milton Keynes City Council also plays a part in supporting multi-agency responses to community based emergencies and incidents.  Find out more on the Council's Emergency Planning page.

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