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
Barclays Group Resilience team has developed an initiative which leverages the skills and experience of its team of experts, the wider Barclays community and external partner companies, to showcase real life examples through peer-to-peer experience sharing of SMEs that have experienced business interruptions through cyber crime, floods, fire and other disruptions, the impact on them, and what they now do differently.
The initiative helps SMEs think about how they can make their service as resilient as it can be in all they deliver.
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.