Why Business Continuity Management?

Tuesday 15 February 2005

7.00pm (Coffee from 6.30pm in HC 032), open to non-members, free, requires no booking

Bill Smith

Southampton Institute, Herbert Collins Building, HC 024 Map

More than forty per cent of businesses affected by the Manchester bombing were unable to recover and as a consequence went out of business forever.

The survival of your organisation may depend on how quickly you can manage to get back to 'business as usual' following such events as a fire, flood, other natural disaster, terrorist attack or any other major interruption.

To achieve this will depend on how effectively you can devise, and put into action, your own Business Continuity Management structure to safeguard the interests of your key stakeholders, organisational reputation, brand and value-creating activities.

Business Continuity Management is applicable to both private companies and public institutions.

The Speaker:
Bill Smith has been employed in an emergency service for over twenty years and has worked in such diverse areas as Search and Rescue, IT management and managing Capital Projects. He is a graduate of the Open University and has both a BA honours degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. He also has post graduate qualifications in Project Management and Customer Relationships Management. He is a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

During the past few years Bill has specialised in Business Continuity Management and has produced continuity plans for his own organisation, central government and is currently working on BC Plans for one the major European Union institutions in Brussels.