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6 July - Is your business prepared for a disaster?

Due to increased demand, we are running a second session with expert Derek Mason on ensuring your business can manage a disaster
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Daisy Lindlar
Membership Communications Officer

18 Great Guildford St

18 Great Guildford Street
London SE1

Did you know that there are approximately 400,000 incidents from fires alone in the UK each year, 90% of businesses that suffer a significant loss of data go out of business within 2 years, and 80% of businesses affected by a major incident never re-open or close within 18 months. Despite these statistics, only 49% of businesses have Business Continuity Plans. It's vital to take the time to develop, review and test your company’s Business Continuity plans and associated initial emergency actions should disaster strike; anything from a terrorist incident to flooding.

This free breakfast session, run by Derek Mason (arguably the UK's most experienced Business Continuity Manager), will present easy steps that you can take to ensure that your business could survive a disaster of any kind; an issue that may otherwise stay at the bottom of to-do lists until something goes wrong. 

Derek has had 17 years Business Continuity Management (BCM) experience within HSBC as their UK Business Continuity Manager. He has unequalled business experience of recovering from major disasters and less serious incidents. He led HSBC through major incidents such as the IRA bombing campaign in the 1990’s, water ingress, the Buncefield oil depot explosion and many other lesser "everyday" incidents, all of which have, or could have, impacted his organisation and HSBC’s customers.

Derek has helped develop a sound and practical Business Continuity Management approach within HSBC based upon these experiences, using simple, cost effective practices which are equally at home in smaller businesses. He is now available to pass on his cost effective and proven approach to smaller companies through his SIMPLE BUSINESS CONTINUITY SOLUTIONS business, but without the exorbitant consultancy costs and contingency solutions normally associated with this subject.

*Please note, this session is a repeat of a business continuity planning session organised by Better Bankside on 15 June. If you attended that session, there is no need to attend this one as well. The breakfast session on 15 June had been planned for a number of months and was not organised in response to the London Bridge terror attack, however, due to increased interest in the aftermath of the incident, we have decided to run the session a second time.

We will initially be limiting businesses to two attendees, to ensure that as many businesses as possible can benefit from the information given. 

Jun 19 2017