Business continuity

Would your business cope in an emergency? What would happen if you needed to close your business for a few weeks?

Effective business continuity management helps companies and organisations to anticipate risks and plan a response ahead of time. This helps to recover faster and get back to work sooner after a major disruptive event like a fire, a flood or even a significant IT failure.

'Expect the unexpected' provides guidance to help businesses build resilience to deal with the impact of a major incident or disaster.

If you don't have business continuity in place yet, take 10 minutes to prepare right now with the Business Emergency Resilience Group's 10 Minute Plan

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Herefordshire Business Continuity Forum

To help keep the county's economy as strong as possible, we offer advice to local firms on how you can better prepare to manage the risks associated with your business through the Herefordshire Business Continuity Forum.

The forum aims to promote joint working and share knowledge and best practice between public sector organisations, commercial enterprises and voluntary agencies in Herefordshire. This is to develop and maintain community resilience and preparedness for business interrupting incidents.

We hold a number of awareness sessions throughout the year to facilitate and promote the sharing of business continuity management expertise between local businesses.

For more information or if you would like to become a member of the Herefordshire Business Continuity Forum please contact us at

The 5 Rs

'The 5 Rs': Risk, Resilience, Response, Recovery and Reassurance, is a programme of events designed to take Herefordshire's business on a journey through the business continuity lifecycle.

This completely free initiative from the Herefordshire Business Continuity Forum (HBCF), on behalf of Herefordshire Council, aims to ensure that local businesses develop a resilience to unexpected events which in turn will support the resilience of the communities we live in.

Are you sure the unexpected won't at best disrupt your business or, at worst close your business?

Let our industry experts guide you through the process to help you build your understanding of business continuity principles and show you how you can enhance the resilience of your business.