Forum focuses on tackling the unexpected

Sep 22, 2011


The event aims to give businesses expert advice and training, aimed at helping them survive stormy economic times and sudden unexpected problems. It is to focus on developing an effective business continuity management plan.
Delegates will also hear a presentation on BS (British Standards) 25999 – the first standard for Business Continuity Management, which is now the most popular way for organisations – particularly SMEs – to assess their business continuity management capabilities after legislation.
They will also have the chance to swap experiences with similar-sized companies and to discuss a range of topics around business continuity management including real case studies and presentations.  
Cllr David Hopkins (pictured), cabinet member responsible for economic development and enterprise, said: “It is vital for businesses to have a back-up plan for critical incidents such as sudden economic downturns, or random events such as freak weather problems, loss of staff, or crises at management level, for example.
“In these tough economic times businesses are finding it hard enough to survive, without being hit by an unseen disaster.”
The forum takes place at The Hub Theatre at the Open University. The event is being run by the council in conjunction with the Cabinet Office, the British Standards Institute and business advisers PwC.
Milton Keynes Council is to be featured as a case study in the new Civil Contingencies Act guidance, due to be published next year.
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