What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Posted By on December 31st, 2018

The start of a new year is traditionally a good time to plan for the year ahead, setting business targets and forecasting sales. While of course it makes sense to do this, the focus shouldn’t just be on business growth, it should also be on business protection. All businesses need to be built on secure […]

When disaster strikes, speed is of the essence

Posted By on December 27th, 2018

Figures suggest that up to a staggering 80% of businesses fail to fully recover after a disaster, such as a flood or fire. Research has revealed that it is not necessarily the level of physical damage caused by a disaster that determines whether a business recovers or not. There are other factors that are more […]

The Gatwick Drone incident just goes to show how something unexpected can bring your business to a standstill

Posted By on December 21st, 2018

Drones over Gatwick closed the airport for 30 hours, causing travel chaos at this busy time just before Christmas. At the time of writing, the perpetrators still haven’t been caught and the drones are still at large, albeit intermittently. This is despite the fact that both the army and police from two counties are out […]

Are your premises going to be empty over Christmas?

Posted By on December 20th, 2018

Christmas is one of the only times of year where nearly all businesses close down and shut up shop for a few days to enjoy the festive break. Whilst we should all be able to enjoy a rest over the festive season it is wise to be aware of the risks that come with leaving […]

Why do 80% of businesses never fully recover from a disaster?

Posted By on December 18th, 2018

Figures suggest that up to 80% of businesses that suffer some sort of catastrophic disaster which forces them to cease trading for a period of time never fully recover to their pre-disaster level. This is a shocking statistic, but why is this the case? The importance of a business continuity plan The main reason businesses […]

What is business interruption insurance?

Posted By on December 14th, 2018

Business interruption insurance can often be overlooked by many businesses. The assumption being that other stand-alone insurance products will cover the losses incurred by events such as a flood or a fire. However, whilst buildings and contents insurance products for example will put the physical damage right, they do not necessarily take in to account […]

Disaster recovery: Don’t think if, think when

Posted By on December 10th, 2018

Disaster can strike your business at any time so don’t just sit back and wait for it to happen. And don’t think it will never happen to you. Figures suggest the reality is you should be thinking about when it is likely to happen, not if: A report from the Federation of Small Business revealed […]

Preparation is everything, so make sure you prepare for Brexit

Posted By on December 4th, 2018

Benjamin Franklin famously said “fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”. At First Recovery we couldn’t agree with this statement more. Our business is all about disaster recovery and understanding that the better the business continuity plan, the better the chance of surviving a business disaster and long term business recovery. We know that from […]