Fast, effective business continuity planning for small and medium businesses.
Small and medium businesses make up the vast majority of business in the UK and play a critical role in underpinning the nation’s economy. For big business, they are the vital link in the supply chain, supplying each tier either directly or indirectly.
Assuming all goes according to plan, suppliers will continue to supply and in turn businesses will continue to provide, ad infinitum. But what happens when there is a disruption to the natural equilibrium?
The Federation of Small Businesses suggests that, “Small businesses, by their nature, are more vulnerable to the impact of major incidents and disasters and the impact all too often is terminal. This has a knock on effect on the whole supply chain in which they were involved and the community in which they were based.”
As more organisations look to the continuity of their supply chain, increasingly it is smaller businesses who are being asked to provide assurances that they have taken steps to ensure they can continue to provide services in the event of a disruption, and to provide evidence of this, usually in the form of a business continuity plan.
Whilst many organisations recognise the value of having a business continuity plan, they also recognise that time, money and resource can be limited and there is more than enough to deal with on a daily basis without adding to the burden.
As a small business ourselves, Teed fully understands these difficulties and constraints and has developed Continuity Cover services to meet the needs of small and medium businesses in developing effective business continuity plans whilst keeping time and cost to a minimum.
Three different, fixed cost business continuity planning packages to meet the different sizes and budgets of small and medium businesses. The whole process can be sandwiched into one day or spread over three or four days on site.
The Starter pack is ideal for very small businesses where key individuals gather for facilitated mini workshops to discuss critical activities and recovery strategies in a round table type forum. A great way of achieving results quickly and effectively.
Our Mid range pack is suited to the slightly larger business with a defined structure and where one-to-one analysis and planning discussions are more beneficial. The Mid pack also includes a gap analysis which helps identify where the current recovery capability does not meet the required recovery timescales.
The Full package builds upon elements offered in both the Starter and Mid packs, but also includes testing and validating the plan with a desktop exercise upon completion of the project. This often acts a conduit for gaining that all important buy-in from management, together with an understanding of roles and responsibilities for managing business continuity disruptions.
Whichever package you go for, each provides you with a business continuity plan and a Continuity Cover certificate stating that the current state of business continuity preparedness within the organisation has been independently verified. This is a useful document to show to anyone requesting evidence of your business continuity planning.
Full information on Continuity Cover Services and Packages and costs can be downloaded as PDFs by clicking on the links below:
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