Business Emergency Resilience Group

An initiative of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay, 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.

BERG also enables larger organisations to assist small to medium-sized businesses and communities affected by crises by signposting to communities in need.

Would you be ready?

Prepare

Online signposting facility to enable businesses to become more resilient to crises. Read more.

Respond

On-the-ground practical help for businesses during a crisis. Read more.

Recover

Advice and assistance on recovering from the effects of a crisis. Read more.

 

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Take 10 minutes to prepare

BERG’s 10 minute plan is designed to help small to medium-sized businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

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Are you cyber ready?

We have pulled together simple information, tools and advice to help improve the cyber security of small and medium sized businesses.

We are The Resilient

A successful business is prepared for anything. 

Watch this short film on resilience.

Help us spread this message by sharing it on social media using #BERGResilience

Become a supporter

BERG is a network of businesses and organisations united in a desire to help others affected by crises. There are a host of reasons for joining the network – from developing employees to strengthening supply chains. If you would like to find out more about the BERG network and how your resources could be put to use to help others please get in touch.

Make a donation to BERG here

BERG members

Adler and Allan

BERG has been working with disaster response specialists Adler & Allan since its formation, a partnership which facilitates direct support and specialist emergency response services to areas that need them most. Read more about the collaboration here

HSB Engineering

HSB Engineering is a member of BERG’s Cyber Resilience workstream. This workstream brings people together to provide practical help.

New Small Business Guide - National Cyber Security Centre

UK small businesses can shield themselves from potential online attacks thanks to a new guide created by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). BERG recommends small businesses download the NCSC Small Business Guide.  It includes five simple steps organisations can follow to improve their cyber security and better protect themselves from loss online. The expert advice comes in categories focused on backing-up data, using strong passwords, protecting against malware, keeping devices safe and avoiding phishing attacks. 

 

BITC's Water Knowledge Hub

Learn how businesses can build resilience to the risks associated with water and how to manage their water use sustainably.

B)Resilient

B)Resilient is an initiative delivered in partnership with Barclays Bank Plc. It helps small to medium sized businesses be better prepared for unanticipated business disruption. 

Are you ready for anything? Barclays launches resilience awareness report

Barclays, supported by BERG, has produced a guide to raise awareness of resilience planning and to help SMEs get to grips with preparing for the unexpected.

To help small businesses, Barclays has produced a guide to raise awareness of resilience planning and to help them get to grips with preparing for the unexpected. This guide includes straightforward, practical steps that small businesses can take to lessen the impact on their business, as well as reducing insurance premiums and claims.

Read the full guide here

Key Contact

Joey Tabone

Joey Tabone
​Small Business Engagment Director, BITC

E: Joey.Tabone@bitc.org.uk

Key contact

Hannah Tankard, Programme Manager - Response and Recovery, BERG​
E: Hannah.Tankard@bitc.org.uk

 

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