Business Continuity Planning - BCP - is a discipline of Enterprise Risk Management which is particularly linked to corporate strategy. This is because the processes and functions identified as critical for the business are derived straight from the long-term strategic plan devised by executive management.
Our team consists of experts with proven track record at blue chip companies in this field. Having collaborated extensively with senior executives to ensure the identification and operation of mission-critical processes, we understand that BCP can only be effective if it originates from a deep understanding of the company strategy and it's vulnerability to systemic and operational risks.
More practically, BCP is a proactive planning effort that aims to identify and prioritise the critical processes & functions and mitigate the impact of any potential threats to those functions. After the identification of the critical processes, clear plans and procedures need to be developed through a program of personnel training, plan testing, and maintenance. This will in turn ensure continuity for business functions critical to the organisation's strategy under the circumstances and worst-case scenarios set out by senior management.
The Business Impact Assessment or BIA, is a systematic, repeatable and substantially defensible analysis that quantifies and qualifies financial, operational, service, legal / regulatory and brand impacts to the enterprise, in the event key business process cannot be performed.
Our team assists you from the Assessment Phase to the Maintenance Phase. We cover the best practice life-cycle advisory and implementation with your strategy and risk team:
We organise BIA workshops for management teams in order to: