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Shortlisted for two CIR Awards

07 JUNE 2021 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

PlanB Consulting is very pleased to be shortlisted for two CIR Awards. Newcomer of the Year - Georgie Stevenson Best Contribution to Continuity & Resilience - PlanB Consulting We must also congratulate sister company Business Continuity Training on being shortlisted for: Best Contribution to Continuity & Resilience Specialist Company of the Yea...

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Five new Youtube videos added

03 MAY 2020 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

PlanB Consulting has added another five topics to their Youtube Channel The channel can be found here 1. Decision making during a crisis 2. Organising your response plan 3. Exercising to fail 4. Developing an exercise programme 5. Avoiding groupthink ...

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Consultant of the Year at European Awards

23 APRIL 2020 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

We are very happy to announce that Andrew Atterby has been shortlisted for "Consultant of the Year" at the European Awards. Andrew joins a long line of PlanB finalists and winners at the BCI and CIR awards Andrew joined PlanB Consulting following six years of service as an Army Officer with the Royal Regiment of Scotland. He while as an Infantry O...

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Coronavirus Emergency Response Guidance and Articles

14 APRIL 2020 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

Pandemic Planning and Business Continuity Response Planning for Coronavirus / COVID-19 This is PlanB Consulting information on coronavirus. This site will be updated regularly as the incident develops (last updated 6th April 2020) Working from Home, Staff Wellbeing & Recovering Back to BAU The following actions have been put together by Georgie one o...

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Brexit: Baa Humbug

09 AUGUST 2019 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

Charlie looks at a different aspect of the effects of a no-deal Brexit. This week my brother Alex got top price for Cheviot Lambs at Stirling Auction Mart. I also went for a run and listened to the BBC Sounds podcast 'Beyond Today - No deal: what’s going to happen to our food?'. Inspired by these two things, I thought I would write this week&...

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Part 2: Plans! Huh! Good God! What Are They Good For?

02 AUGUST 2019 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

In Part 2 of Charlie's blogs on Business Continuity Plans, he looks at the different audiences and how we can develop future plans. In last week’s bulletin we looked at what plans are for and the different purposes of business continuity and crisis management plans. Today we will look at who the different audiences are and I will share some person...

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Plans! Huh! Good God! What Are They Good For?

26 JULY 2019 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

In today's bulletin, Charlie looks at the purpose of Business Continuity Plans and what they are really used for. Absolutely nothing? I thought this week I would allow Boris to Boris and leave the captured tanker with the Iranians, so instead I am going to talk about plans. As business continuity people, I think ‘the plan’ is the expression...

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'Notre-Dame Came Far Closer To Collapsing Than People Knew.'

19 JULY 2019 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

This week, Charlie shares an article which reconstructs the Notre-Dame fire. 'Notre-Dame still stands only because firefighters decided to risk everything, a New York Times reconstruction has found.' Take a look at the following article and think about how you would deal with a fire in your own organisation: Read here: 'Notre-Dame came far clo...

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Three Crisis Management Lessons from the Resignation of Sir Kim Dalloch

12 JULY 2019 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

Following the recent resignation of the UK's ambassador to the USA, Charlie discusses what crisis management lessons we can learn from the incident. This week the resignation of the British Ambassador to the USA caught my eye as an interesting news story. Sir Kim Darroch, an extremely senior UK diplomat, resigned after a number of emails were published ...

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Brexit II - Just When You Thought It Were Safe!

28 JUNE 2019 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

As both potential Prime Ministers have shown support for a no-deal Brexit, Charlie looks at decision points and synchro matrices as useful tools for planning for a possible no-deal Brexit. This week the papers are full of articles about the two wannabe Prime Ministers slogging it out in the media and delivering their pitches to Conservative Members. The st...

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