Business Continuity Plan development and assessment

Development of Business Continuity  Plans

Most organisations now recognise the importance of Business Continuity Planning and many of their customers and other stakeholders now require evidence that they have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). However, developing a Business Continuity Management System is a significant challenge. Organisations often do not have the time or in-house expertise to write effective plans. Off-the-shelf templates may appear to be a quick fix but there is no shortcut to developing an effective plan when the stakes are now so high.

How we can help with BCP development 

JEC Business Continuity consultants have extensive in Business Continuity Plan design, and we work closely with our clients to apply this knowledge to assess existing Business Continuity Plans and develop new BCPs that are robust, fit for purpose and reflect best practice. 

We have assisted a diverse range of clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors including Cochlear Europe, Kingfisher Group (owners of B&Q), Leicestershire County Council, MS Society, Oxfam and Wales and West Utilities.

Read our clients' testimonials below

Business Continuity Plan development services we offer:

  • Audit of Business Continuity Plans against Best Practice and ISO22301 to identify gaps in preparedness.
  • Development of Business Continuity strategies and policies to demonstrate your organisation's commitment to Business Continuity 
  • Development of Crisis/Major Incident Management plans so that senior management know their responsibilities and the actions they will need to take in the event of a major incident.
  • Development of Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery plans covering all the key business functions so that staff are able to maintain key services and readily recover to normal operations when the situation allows.
  • Training in Business Continuity Plan development to enable your own staff to maintain and adapt your Business Continuity Plans.

We also offer:

  • Business Impact Analysis to identify risks, their impact and organisations’ measures to mitigate these risks.
  • Readiness Assessments for Business Continuity Standard ISO22301 to prepare the organisation to obtain accreditation at their first attempt.  
  • Design and facilitation of exercises to test your Business Continuity Plans and to ensure that managers and staff clearly understand their Business Continuity roles and have practised executing the plans in a pressured situation before a catastrophic event occurs.
  • Disaster Recovery planning so that the IT and telecommunications services lost in a major incident can be rapidly restored cost effectively.
  • Acting as a Trusted Advisor providing a ‘sounding board, a critical friend, or a source of informal quality assurance.

Here's a short video from one of our webinars introducing the Components of a Business Continuity Managment System:

Our Track Record

Our Business Continuity consultants have helped:

  • AccessPay
  • Ashmore
  • Cochlear Europe
  • Cottsway Housing
  • Crohn's and Coloitis UK
  • Kambi
  • Karian and Box
  • Kolak
  • Leeds Federated Housing Association
  • Leicesteshire County Council
  • Lyreco
  • Magdalen
  • NCC Group
  • Oxfam
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Taylor&Emmet
  • Wales and West Utilities

Read our clients' testimonials below

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Client feedback

Nick Dacey

Nick Dacey

Operations Director, Lyreco

At Lyreco, we have recently completed the development of a Business Continuity Plan with the help of John Eary. His professionalism, efficiency and knowledge ensured the project was completed on plan and with buy-in from the whole management team. I would recommend John to other organisations looking for similar solutions

Anthony Long

Anthony Long

Chief Executive, Taylor&Emmett

John has been helping us develop a bespoke Business Continuity Strategy for our business. His wise, practical and straight talking advice and support has - and continues to be - invaluable and I have no hesitation in recommending him!

Julie Goddard

Julie Goddard

Business Continuity Manager, Leicestershire County Council

It was really refreshing to work with a consultant who understands the challenges and could articulate some useful and practical suggestions for improvement- plus he offered useful advice even after the assignment had completed. I can fully recommend John's services, and would be happy to provide a formal reference on request

Eddie White MBA

Eddie White MBA

VP - Service Delivery Operations, AccessPay

John supported AccessPay as a consultant during the preparations for our ISO22301 Business Continuity assessment. This included assisting with Risk Assessments, training staff & planning exercises. We were working to a very tight timeline and John helped us to keep on track and to budget. His efforts were rewarded when BSI Certified AccessPay to ISO22301 in July 2015. If you have a similar project I would highly recommend contacting John for sound advice and a professional service.

Related case studies

   Case Study: The Review and Enhancement of Business Continuity Plans.
  Case Study:Development of Business Continuity Plans and ISO 22301:2012 certification.

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