“A goal without a plan is just a wish”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Plan Development

The business continuity plan is the culmination of the planning activity, which includes business impact analysis, risk assessment, strategy definition and selection and implementation of appropriate resilience and continuity/recovery solutions.

It is the document that will be used at the time of a major disruptive incident to aid the various teams in ensuring effective emergency response, incident management and the continuity/recovery of your critical activities. It will, therefore, typically include the following elements :

  • Initial response, including escalation and invocation, callout, damage and impact assessment;
  • Crisis/incident management, including team structure/membership, roles and responsibilities, priorities and checklists of key activities;
  • Business recovery, including team structure/membership, priorities, recovery objectives and checklists of key activities for infrastructure and business recovery.

There are various styles of business continuity plan and the style you choose should reflect the needs and culture of your organisation. Whichever style and medium you choose, whether paper, or software-based, the plan needs to be accessible, concise, easy to follow and usable under unfamiliar and potentially stressful conditions.

Acumen’s experienced consultants will work as part of your business continuity management team to provide expert advice and guidance on all of the above elements and help you to develop and maintain an effective and workable business continuity plan that reflects the needs of your business.

Plans can be created as Word or PDF documents, presented as a mobile app or developed using your preferred business continuity planning software.

We like to think we know a thing or two about business continuity plans. After all, we’ve helped develop over a hundred of them for our clients.

Can We Help?

To discuss your requirements in more detail, call us on +44 (0)1386 834455 or email us at info@acumen-bcp.co.uk

What Our Clients Say

Thanks to Acumen’s detailed and professional approach, we now have excellent business continuity processes in place that proved to be very effective when tested.

Neil Andrews
Operations Director
V12 Retail Finance