Business Continuity

What is Business Continuity Management (BCM)?

BCM is a process that looks at possible threats to an organisation and the impact of those threats. The BCM process provides a framework for:

  • building organisational resilience
  • having a proven response that protects an organisations interests and reputation in the event of an emergency
  • helping the organisation to recover quickly from an emergency

BCM is a process that helps manage risks to enable the smooth running of an organisation or delivery of a service. It ensures key functions carry on in the event of a disruption and effective recovery afterwards.

Planning and exercising reduces the impact of possible disruption and helps services get back to normal quickly. In order to work best, BCM must be seen as a key part of an organisation’s day to day processes. 

Further information and advice can be found on our Information and guidance for businesses and voluntary sector organisations page.

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