Acumen has the expertise and experience to help our clients develop and implement effective and workable business continuity strategies, solutions and plans.

Who We Are

Formed in 1997, Acumen Business Services Ltd specialises in the provision of independent business continuity management, crisis management, risk management and information security management consultancy services.

Acumen has provided consultancy support to many well-known organisations, across a wide range of industry types, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, banking, legal, insurance, financial services, local government, retail, utilities, petrochemical , publishing, education, transport, housing and IT services.

Our managing consultants are Fellows or Members of the Business Continuity Institute, with a wealth of practical experience in all aspects of business continuity management and associated disciplines. We are actively involved in supporting the ongoing business continuity efforts of a number of major organisations.

Our style is to work closely with our clients as part of their team, with the emphasis on working with rather than for them. This partnership approach has proved successful in literally hundreds of assignments, where a close working relationship has been a contributing factor in the successful implementation of the client’s business continuity objectives.

We apply a capability-based approach that is based on best-practice guidelines but, more importantly, on comprehensive subject matter expertise and extensive experience of what actually works in the real world.

Being independent enables us to offer truly impartial advice based on over twenty years of business continuity management involvement backed by invaluable practical experience.

“The only source of knowledge is experience”

Albert Einstein

Can We Help?

Acumen has helped organisations of all shapes and sizes across a broad range of industry sectors to develop, implement, prove and maintain their business continuity capability.

If you’d like to discuss your requirements and find out how we can help you, call us on +44 (0)1386 834455 or email us at

What Our Clients Say

Acumen were a guiding force in SBHG developing a robust approach to business continuity. Their insight, advice and scrutiny, sense of humour and pragmatic approach made a challenging subject so much easier for our senior leadership team.

Mary Canavan
Former Director of Business Support (retired)
Shepherds Bush Housing Group