Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy. Of the 5.7 million businesses in the UK, 99.9% are small and medium sized enterprises, employing 16.1 million people which accounts for 60% of total employment. These same businesses are at risk of being disproportionately impacted by disruptive events such as a fire, flood or cyber-attack. Without proper preparation, any one of these events could result in business failure and potentially life-changing consequences for owners and employees.
The Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG), was created by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to help businesses and communities across the UK to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. BERG is an influential network of UK business leaders and strategic partners that include national charities and UK government departments. The network is convened by Business in the Community, which exists to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart.
|Would you be ready for extreme weather?
Although weather is much easier to forecast these days, the impacts of extreme weather events, such as floods, storms and droughts could have huge impacts on an unprepared business. Find out here what your business could do to be better prepared for extreme weather events.
|Would you be ready for a cyber attack?
Most businesses are online today, from customer databases to websites however, most small businesses are not prepared for a cyber-attack. Find out how your business can prepare itself for a cyber-attack, including how to avoid an employee clicking on a phishing link and advice on which password managers to use.