A conference to support small medium sized businesses prepare for an emergency will take place later this month.
The Northumbria Local Resilience Forum Conference will take place on Monday, 18 March from 8.45am to 1pm at the Council Chamber at Gateshead Civic Centre.
This free conference is being jointly hosted by the Tyne and Wear Local Authorities, Northumberland County Council and the Emergency Services.
The region depends heavily for employment on its private sector companies particularly those in the SME sector, and their ability to face and overcome disruptive challenges to their business is a key issue.
Whether the challenge is malicious or not, the need to plan to deal with it is an essential part of business planning.
The subject of this conference reflects that of the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) theme, ‘Business Continuity - for the risks that you can see and those that you can’t’, as part of Business Continuity Awareness week which runs from Monday, 18 to Friday, 22 March.
The aim of the conference is to raise awareness of the importance of business continuity planning for businesses and to give practical advice and help.
Speakers during the conference will explain issues like how your business can complete a Business Impact Analysis, and there will be networking opportunities towards the end of the event.
David Slater, Chair of the Northumbria Local Resilience forum, said: “Recent events have shown why it is so important that all businesses plan for an emergency and think about how they can continue following any potential disruption. I am delighted that Local Authorities within Tyne and Wear and Northumbria are supporting this conference which will give businesses in this region the chance to talk to experts and share any experiences.”
Spaces are limited so get in touch as soon as you can to reserve your place by contacting Dawn Hickman on 0191 433 3823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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