Why Emerging Risks Are Increasing the Importance Of Having Business Interruption Insurance

Posted By on November 20th, 2019

An unfortunate part of doing business is the number of risks that you will face. This can be particularly apparent for SMEs who may not feel they have the resources to prepare against all of the possible risks to their business continuity. Coupled with this, new risks are constantly emerging which can throw up new uncertainties.  One […]

Don’t Let A Bad Day Affect Your Business Continuity

Posted By on November 19th, 2019

The 19th November is Have a Bad Day Day. The idea behind the day is to encourage people to embrace the fact that they are having a bad day.  At First Recovery we know that everyone has a bad day from time to time. And when it comes to running a business this is no different. […]

Winter Risk Factors That Your Disaster Recovery Plan Must Include

Posted By on November 13th, 2019

Now that we are in November, winter is nearly upon us. So, there is no better time to check that your disaster recovery plan includes all of the possible winter risk factors that your business may face. What are the winter specific risk factors your business may face? Winter brings with it some very unique […]

Why Your Business Must Learn From The Impact Of Flooding

Posted By on November 8th, 2019

Flooding can be one of the most devastating things to happen to a property. Whether that be your business premises or your home. Water damage can cause irreparable damage to possessions and have far reaching consequences for the building itself.  For a business it can mean significant interruption to your business continuity whilst you undergo […]

Why People Management Is Vital To Business Continuity

Posted By on November 6th, 2019

The 6th November is Stress Awareness Day. Established by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), the aim is to provide people with information on stress and strategies on how to address it. With this in mind we wanted to take a look at the importance of people management to business continuity. The theme of this year’s […]

What Should You Have On Your Disaster Recovery Planning Checklist?

Posted By on October 30th, 2019

Did you know that the 30th October is World Checklist day? Checklists can be a great way to help organise your day and help you remember all of the things that you need to get done.  Checklists are also a great way to help you plan and prepare and can help break down a significant job […]

Did You Know It Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month?

Posted By on October 28th, 2019

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Also referred to as NCSAM. Originating in America in 2004, the aim of NCSAM was to ensure that Americans had the resources needed to stay safe online. Today, given the rise of cybercrime and businesses suffering cyber-attacks, cyber security is something that needs to be on the minds […]

Who is in Charge of Your Business’s Disaster Recovery Planning?

Posted By on October 25th, 2019

Who (if anyone) in your business is in charge of your disaster recovery planning process? It may not be something you have given much thought to. But it is vital that the correct people take charge of your disaster recovery planning to ensure that your plan is as effective as possible. In many businesses, responsibility […]

Have You Updated Your Business Continuity Plan To Account For Brexit?

Posted By on October 21st, 2019

A recent study by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests that only one in five small businesses exposed to the impacts of Brexit have prepared for a no deal situation. Yet at the time of writing, leaving the EU without a deal is very much still a possibility.   Regardless of whether we leave the […]

What Is A Risk Assessment And How Can It Inform Your Disaster Recovery Planning?

Posted By on October 16th, 2019

A risk assessment involves looking at factors which have the potential to cause harm, analysing and evaluating the risks associated with these factors and determining ways to eliminate or control the risks. Should your business carry out a risk assessment? Risk assessments are typically associated with the health and safety obligations that you have as […]