Continuity Planning: Overview
Continuity planning is an essential element within any organisation and government. Newrisk Limited is able to assist clients with designing and implementing effective continuity plans to avoid, minimise and mitigate the impacts of major incidents and disruption events.
In conjunction with a risk assessment (identifying and assessing relevant risks), using Newrisk Limited's expertise in continuity planning will assist organisations and governments in meeting their legal, corporate governance and audit obligations.
Traditionally, organisations may focus on interruptions arising from specific material damage, but a much wider risk is addressed by business continuity planning. Organisations should protect themselves from all risks, instead of those concerning only specific material damage. This could result in improved efficiencies and a better return on risk investment as there is greater protection from catastrophic losses and a reduction in frequency and severity of other losses.
A business continuity philosophy can help to guide risk management, develop methods, measure outcomes, reinforce successes and sanction failures. It may help regenerate the profit-making process and the holistic approach may soften the impact of loss on business interruption. It is worth remembering that a company operating on a 10% profit margin requires an extra £1 million in sales to cover £100,000 of losses.
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To request assistance with continuity planning, or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.
Other Areas of Expertise
Newrisk Limited's areas of expertise cover the preparation for, and response to, catastrophic and extreme risk events as well as major incidents and business continuity.
Dr Leivesley is, on behalf of Newrisk Limited, ideally qualified to provide advisory services to organisations and governments and her practice background, publications, presentations and media are listed under the following areas of expertise:
To request Newrisk Limited's assistance in connection with any of these areas of expertise or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.