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 […]

Take heed of winter weather warnings – and be prepared

Posted By on January 11th, 2019

Now that we are in the middle of winter, there is a very strong chance of severe weather events hitting the UK. Previous winters in recent years have seen heavy rainfall, strong winds and winter storms as well as low temperatures with ice and significant snowfall. Whilst all seasons bring with them their own weather […]

How to prepare your business against floods

Posted By on January 8th, 2019

The weather in the UK is becoming increasingly more volatile and unpredictable from severe wet weather to the high temperatures seen across the country this summer.  Therefore, you can’t ignore weather when it comes to your business continuity planning. Here we will consider how you can best prepare your business against the threat of flooding […]

Business insurance and a business continuity plan will protect your business and give you a better chance of long term success

Posted By on January 3rd, 2019

Insurance is an important way of protecting your business against disaster. But what sort of insurance should you have? That depends on a number of factors and what activities you undertake.  Here’s a quick guide to help you decide: Employer’s Liability – if you employ people you must have Employer’s Liability, it’s the law. This […]