Disaster strikes: what do the first 24 hours look like for your business?

Posted By on February 15th, 2019

Disaster can strike at any time, bringing your business to a standstill. Flood, fire, theft, human error – all of these are examples of events that can interrupt your business sufficiently to stop you in your tracks. Planning for such eventualities will help you deal with them effectively when (and if) they do happen. Your […]

How robust are your suppliers? Don’t forget about them in your disaster recovery plan

Posted By on February 12th, 2019

If you run your own business, you’ll be keen to see it thrive and grow. But it’s important that growth is built on solid foundations so protecting your people, equipment and other assets is paramount. That means having the right business insurance in place. However, that is only part of the solution. You should also […]

How long would it take your business to recover if you suffered a disaster?

Posted By on February 8th, 2019

As business owners it’s very easy to get caught up in the day to day running of the business – after all, making sure that things are running smoothly is what it’s all about, right? But what about when things aren’t running smoothly? What about when things go wrong, when disaster strikes? Just as you […]

Look beyond the physical when considering your business interruption insurance needs

Posted By on February 5th, 2019

If you run your own business you probably have business insurance in place to cover the cost of repairing or replacing your building and other business assets if they get damaged or destroyed. But do you take the time to regularly review your cover to ensure all aspects of your business are properly protected? Here […]

How big a threat is terrorism?

Posted By on February 1st, 2019

Sadly, terrorism is and remains a continued threat. Unfortunately, the UK remains on a severe terror warning meaning that an attack is highly likely. Recent attacks have seen these not confined only to London, but to other cities such as Manchester and smaller less obvious places such as the attack that occurred in Salisbury. Whist […]

Don’t trust in the ostrich approach – it won’t work

Posted By on January 29th, 2019

It is all too real a truth that when it comes to thinking about the negative things that could happen, many of us are guilty of adopting the ‘it won’t happen to me’ approach. And if we think this when it comes to our personal lives you can be sure that many a business owner […]

How much does specialist disaster recovery support cost?

Posted By on January 25th, 2019

The short answer is probably less than you think if you choose a provider like First Recovery to support your business. It’s true that if you look to one of the big corporate providers, you’ll be expected to pay “big corporate” prices, but First Recovery are aimed at the smaller business, with smaller prices to […]

Business disaster – what’s your recovery plan?

Posted By on January 22nd, 2019

Figures suggest that up to 80% of businesses that suffer a major disaster, fail to recover long term. Whilst it’s difficult to validate this statistic, it’s fair to say the evidence available would indicate this isn’t far off the mark. However, the good news is that businesses which have a disaster recovery plan in place […]

Disaster recovery – how important are the first 24 hours?

Posted By on January 18th, 2019

Disaster can strike a business at any time and can manifest itself in many ways. From a natural disaster such as flooding or extreme weather event, to an accidental fire or explosion, or a deliberate human act of sabotage or terrorism – the fact is, it’s impossible to know when, where or what might happen […]

Do you have enough Business Interruption insurance?

Posted By on January 15th, 2019

If you run your own business then you probably have business insurance in place to protect you if your offices or equipment gets damaged, one of your employees gets hurt at work, or a customer is injured on your premises. But what would happen if you had to stop trading for a while? Do you […]