Contingency planning is a governance responsibility

Buncefield, as Grainne Gilmore makes clear in a Times article today, is a wake up call for all those businesses – large and small – that don’t already have fully thought-through and tested business continuity, disaster recovery and contingency plans.

Directors and top management are responsible for the survival of their businesses. Identifying and planning to deal with the full range of potential risks is a fundamental part of that responsibility.

It’s too late to start preparing when disaster strikes – today, when nothing looks as though it’s about to happen, is the best time to start. And our business continuity web page is the best place to make that start.