The client is a small consultancy, based in central London; they initially approached Cambridge Risk Solutions because they had been asked by a major client to develop a formal Business Continuity plan.
One of our consultants completed the BIA and Risk Assessment in a single day.
Combining the outputs from these analyses led to a BCM strategy based around a combination of enabling staff to work effectively from home and agreeing a mutual support arrangement with a sister company to provide workspace for a small number of staff in the event of a disruption.
8 members of staff attended the exercise; this included a mixture of primary members of the Crisis Management team and their designated substitutes as would likely occur in a real incident.
The exercise was based on a ‘flu pandemic scenario which unfolded over a 2½ hour timeframe.
As well as giving the team practise in working together, the exercise identified some specific areas where the existing plan was weak including:
Our consultant then spent another day constructing a simple BCM plan to implement this strategy including:
Establishing an Incident Management Team;