Business Emergency Resilience Group

BERG is an initiative of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay. BERG's objectives are to ensure all businesses are resilient. Many communities rely on local businesses for their services and provision of jobs to local residents. Often when a natural disaster hits a community the impact is hard and if a business is not prepared or resilient then it may not recover and become insolvent. This cascades through the community as jobs and local amenities/ services are lost.

 

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Would you be ready?     

For a flood?

For a cyber attack? 

For a fire? 

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Prepare

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

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 >>

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 cybersecurity 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. 

 

Consider supporting BERG

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.

You can also make a donation to BERG to support of others >> 

Business in the Community'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. 

Download Barclays 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.

 

Key Contact

Joey Tabone

Joey Tabone
Small Business Engagement Director,
Business in the Community



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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