On World Back up Day, make sure your business is backed up with Business Interruption Insurance

Posted By on March 29th, 2019

Did you know that 31 March is “World back up day”? A day dedicated to making sure you have copies of all your important documents and that all your data is backed up, preferably offsite or in the cloud. For businesses this is best practice and something you should be checking on a regular basis, […]

How long does it take a business to recover from disaster?

Posted By on March 26th, 2019

Just over a year ago, on 4 March 2018, Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with Novichok in Salisbury. Fortunately, they both survived the attack but the ramifications for Salisbury-based businesses were severe. It took almost a year for Salisbury to fully re-open, but footfall remains lower than before the attack happened and the effect […]

Has your business ever had a near miss? Turning an almost-problem in to an opportunity

Posted By on March 22nd, 2019

23 March is “Near Miss Day”, acknowledging that sometimes we have a close shave that could have resulted in disaster. Every day hundreds of accidents are averted so it makes sense to have a special day when we can all reflect on events that didn’t quite come to pass and give thanks that we’re still […]

What would you do if the worst were to happen?

Posted By on March 20th, 2019

One of the most worrying aspects of running a business is thinking about what might happen if there is a disaster. Disaster can strike at any time. Whether it’s a fire, flood, vandalism, theft, or even, as is becoming more likely, terrorism. Any such incident could put you out of business for a potentially lengthy […]

How right is your business with the world?

Posted By on March 16th, 2019

Did you know that 16 March is “Everything you do is right day”? If you have the right disaster recovery plans in place and are confident that your business continuity is robust then this is a great reason for you to celebrate. For those small business owners who haven’t thought about business continuity planning before, […]

Protect your business with specialist disaster recovery support – it’s not as expensive as you might think

Posted By on March 13th, 2019

It’s very easy for small business owners to get caught up in the daily life of business. After all, business as usual activities can pretty much fill the day. There’s always some paperwork and administrative functions that need doing and you may have a team of people supporting you who need to be organised and […]

Don’t panic! You’ve got it covered (we hope)

Posted By on March 9th, 2019

9 March is National Panic Day, raising awareness of what happens when you experience a panic attack. Symptoms are often mistaken for a heart attack and include: shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, dizziness, trembling, feeling hot or cold, choking, numbness or tingling, a racing heart or heart palpitations, chest pain, fear of dying, fear of […]

SME Disaster Recovery Masterclass

Posted By on March 7th, 2019

You Talk Insurance invited First Recovery director, Paul Jackson, to write about disaster recovery planning for their website. You can read the full article here or click on the link below.

What does it mean when people talk about business continuity? Why is it important?

Posted By on March 6th, 2019

If you are a business owner and don’t know what business continuity means then it’s time you found out. Business continuity means having the ability to continue essential business operations during and after a disaster occurs which negatively impacts your business in some way. If you are focused on growing your business but haven’t given […]

The A,B,C and D of how to set your business on solid foundations

Posted By on March 1st, 2019

When it comes to managing your business, the day to day operations are obviously important and can take over when it comes to your time. However, it’s just as important to take some time to think about what would happen to your business if disaster were to strike. When we talk about disaster this could […]