What is Resilience?

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from an unwelcome event.

Is your organisation resilient?

Businesses can be disrupted in many ways.  Some examples are a rise in the water table, a digger cutting through a computer cable, fire, pandemic, rapid downturn in the value of the GBP, the loss of a key employee or 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.

Milton Keynes Council supports local organisations to become more resilient and to develop business continuity awareness of their own and has a number of resources to help you. 

What is Business Continuity and how do I make a plan?  (PDF, 1MB) 

Creating an effective Business Continuity Plan will ensure that the really important parts of your enterprise survive and your customers and others who rely upon you, continue to receive service. 

Some local businesses have joined the Milton Keynes Business Resilience Forumyour local business continuity community, who share experiences and can offer further support.

Milton Keynes Council also plays a part in supporting multi-agency responses to community based incidents as part of its duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.  Find out more via the Council's Emergency Planning pages. 

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Last Updated: 21 June 2021