HEBCoN Annual Conference

Have just returned from a very interesting time at the Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN) annual conference in Leeds.  Having previously presented at seminars and conferences organised by the BCI, BSI and Survive (I’m showing my age there); I can honestly say that it was the best business continuity event that I have ever […]

Fire at Didcot B Power Station – What are the Implications for your Business?

As has been widely reported, a major fire broke out at Didcot B power station last night.  Fortunately nobody was hurt in the blaze, but the incident has resulted in the loss of another 700 MW of generating capacity from the national grid for an unknown period.  Coming after the fires at Ironbridge and Ferrybridge power stations […]

Cambridge Risk Solutions at the HEBCoN Annual Conference

Patrick Roberts of Cambridge Risk Solutions will be speaking at the Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN) annual conference on Thursday 23rd October.  His talk, entitled “Drivers for the Adoption of Business Continuity Management”, is based on his experience of working with the Medical Research Council over a number of years; but the lessons identified […]

Managing People Risk in Aviation and Healthcare

The third seminar in the ESRC’s “Lessons in People Risk Management” series took place yesterday at Glasgow Caledonian University.  The central theme of the day was an exploration of why the approaches to managing people risk that have been so successful in aviation have achieved only limited success in the healthcare sector.  Once again the speakers […]

Ebola: Is your business ready?

Ebola currently appears to be unstoppable, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that ‘The number of people infected with Ebola is doubling every 20 to 30 days, and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has forecast that there could be as many as 1.4m cases of Ebola by January, in the worst case scenario. […]

Playing with Fire

The recent spate of major fires serve as a timely reminder of the risks to businesses that this ever present hazard presents. Within the last couple of days, hotels (White house Hotel, Llandudno and Crathorne Hotel, Yarm), recycling centres (Cleartech Waste, Hull, European Metal Recycling Centre, Smethwick and Transwaste, Melton) and industrial sites (warehouse, Tyseley […]