Business continuity planning is identifying and understanding the risks to the everyday running of a business and planning how business will be maintained if an accident happens.

Getting started

Consider how you would maintain business under circumstances such as:

  • Loss of premises or lack of access to premises
  • Loss of staff
  • Loss of key suppliers
  • Loss of, or interruption to, utility supplies
  • Loss of, or interruption to, IT and telecommunication systems
  • Loss of specialist equipment
  • Disruption to transport

Manchester Business Continuity Forum (MBCF) have produced this series of guidance documents and templates based on good practice and experience. They should serve well as introductory guides, especially if you are new to business continuity planning.