Practical, Cost Effective and award-winning

Business Continuity, Crisis Management & Information Security Solutions

Phone:

0800 035 1231 (Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm)

36B Market Street, New Mills

Derbyshire, SK22 4AA, United Kingdom

Just over 1 month on from the WannaCry attack, there have been reports about a significant ransomware attack on University College London.  The attacks impacted shared drives, with detailed instructions given out on the university website.  By 2.30pm on 16th June, users were told that the 'first phase of share folders will come back online this [...]

There is widespread coverage of a large fire that has broken out at a research building attached to The Christie.  The fire started at around 10.35, being brought under control shortly before 1500hrs, although still not extinguished. The nature of this incident would test even the most developed and well-rehearsed business continuity plan, from both [...]

Delighted that I can now announce the successful ISO22301 certification for Millbrook Proving Ground.  Millbrook had their Stage 2 assessment in December, and passed with flying colours, and no non-conformities.  We have worked closely with Millbrook, implementing a new Management System that will enable a full integration with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 as both [...]

Water Biscuit supply dries up

It has just been announced that the production of Carr's Water Biscuits has been halted for a couple of months due to the recent floods in Carlisle during December 2015.  United Biscuits have run advertisements in The Times explaining that they had been unable to source alternative ovens that were suitable for making the biscuits. [...]

Residents of flood-hit areas of Cumbria and Scotland have started their clear-up, whilst Lancaster is still without power, and Lancaster University had brought forward the end of term.  Some 42,ooo homes are still without power, and many businesses are without power and/or have been flooded, including the McVities factory in Carlisle, last flooded in 2005. [...]

Calling BUPA

At what point should businesses be able to move from an incident response and return to Business As Usual?  How quickly should services be returned to 100% capacity?   Widespread flooding has impacted large swathes of southern England, impacting residential areas and businesses alike.  One of the businesses impacted was BUPA who, some weeks on [...]

On Thursday morning UCAS - the authority in charge of the clearing process for university admissions - was forced to temporarily take down the website on which students can track their university offers, after it was unable to handle the volume of people trying to log on.  The service was restored that afternoon and UCAS [...]

Numerous businesses here in Huntingdon had a reminder of the importance of Business Continuity yesterday when their ISDN phone service was unavailable for nearly 12 hours.  A fault at a BT exchange disrupted nearly 2000 ISDN lines in the town between 7.30 am to 6.30pm leaving many businesses with no incoming or outgoing call capability. It is important to [...]

Flood at BT Exchange

A BT exchange in Paddington flooded early on the morning of 31st March. There was extensive disruption to phone and broadband services in the immediate vicinity, including phone lines to the Royal Free Hospital; as well as a knock-on effect on other exchanges. The floodwater was cleared by the morning of 1st April enabling BT [...]