About BERG

An initiative of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) helps businesses and communities across the UK to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies such as flooding, cyber-attacks and civil unrest.

Helping businesses and communities prepare for, respond to and recover from a crisis.

BERG helps small to medium-sized business owners recognise and plan for significant risks, and sign-posts support from larger organisations, helping them recover more quickly following an emergency.

Prepare by raising awareness through tailored messages, practical information and events

Respond by signposting to advice and practical support

Recover by following-up requests for help

BERG helped during the UK Riots 2010, Cockermouth floods 2010, Hebden Bridge flooding 2012, Somerset floods 2013/14, Ballater Station fire, 2015.

Senior industry leadership across business

BERG is convened by senior leaders from Adler & Allan, Asda, Aviva, Barclays, BT, Cunningham Lindsey, Eden Springs, Fujitsu, HSB Engineering Insurance, HSBC, Marsh, McCann, Mitie, Network Rail, Novae, RBS, Scottish Government, SecuriGroup and Virgin Money.

Case study: Barclays

Strategic supporters include British Damage Management Association, DHL UK, in Your Face Advertising, Prolific People, UK Government Departments (including the Cabinet Office - Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Met Office and the Environment Agency) as well as the Freight Transport Association, Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, Wates, Flood Re, and voluntary sector organisations such as the British Red Cross.

BERG also collaborates with The Prince’s Countryside Fund and The Prince’s Business Ambassadors Network providing improved connections with local communities during emergencies.

Become a supporter

BERG is an active network of leading businesses and organisations across the UK.  Our network utilises BITC’s extensive business membership and offers access to resilience expertise in many areas of everyday business.

As part of the wider BERG network, supporters are:

  • offered access to tools to support the resilience of supply chains, customers and networks

  • informed of business involvement in an emergency

  • acknowledged as part of The Prince’s Responsible Business Network

Reach more businesses and communities

Your involvement will contribute expertise, increase the size of the network, and enhance your profile and sector’s position in building more robust and resilient businesses and communities.

As a supporter, you will receive regular updates on our activities and invitations to BITC events.  You will have the opportunity to contribute to planning, direction and debate. Your involvement will be given prominent profile through the BITC network.

You can make a donation at:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/BERGSupporter