Business Continuity

What is Business Continuity Management?

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the possible subsequent impacts of those threats. The business continuity management process provides a framework for:

  • building organisational resilience
  • an effective response that safeguards the interests of all its key stakeholders as well as its reputation in the event of an emergency
  • enabling the organisation to recover quickly from an emergency

Business continuity management is a process that helps manage risks to enable the smooth running of an organisation or delivery of a service, ensuring continuity of critical functions in the event of a disruption, and effective recovery afterwards.

Planning and exercising minimises the impact of potential disruption and aids in the prompt resumption of services. In order to be successful, business continuity management must be regarded as an integral part of an organisation’s normal ongoing management processes.

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

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Page last updated: 05/10/2018