“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”

Albert Einstein


“It really isn’t rocket science!”

Andy Osborne


In order to implement a robust, fit for purpose, cost-effective business continuity capability, it’s essential to get the groundwork right.

Our ‘Four Key Questions’ approach to business continuity management aims to provide answers to the following four simple, but very important questions :

1) What is important to the organisation in meeting its commitments and strategic objectives?;

2) Why are these things important, in terms of the business impacts that would be felt in the event of a disruption?;

3) When do these important activities and their supporting infrastructure need to be available in order to avoid unacceptable business impacts?;  and

4) How does the organisation ensure that they are available when needed, in terms of its continuity strategies, solutions and plans?

The first three questions need to be answered before any meaningful strategy can be developed, which, in turn, will address question four.

Depending on where you are in terms of your business continuity maturity, we can help with this analysis, through any or all of the following :

  • Business continuity health check/capability review
  • Roadmap/scoping exercise
  • Business impact analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Dependency modelling
  • Business continuity maturity modelling

“If you don’t know where you are, a map won’t help”

Watts Humphrey


“If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there” 

Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland

Can We Help?

We all need a bit of guidance now and again.

If you need some help to determine exactly where you are and/or where you want to be with your business continuity programme, call us on +44 (0)1386 834455 or email us at info@acumen-bcp.co.uk and we’ll help you to steer a course that’s right for you.

What Our Clients Say

We were delighted with the contribution made by Acumen.  Not only did they offer a pragmatic approach that is very much embedded in the real world but they also managed to engage the Senior Team in a topic which had little visibility previously.

Compliance Manager
UK Manufacturing Company