BC Awareness Week

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Business Continuity Awareness Week was held between the 16th and 20th March 2015 and the theme for the week was the testing and exercising business continuity plans.

We all know that every organisation should have a business continuity plan – common sense dictates that in the event of a disruption you want your organisation to continue functioning as normal as possible. But how many organisations actually test their plans? According to a UK study by Databarracks, less than a third of respondents to a survey (29%) stated that they had tested their plan during the previous twelve months. If you don’t test your plan, the only way you will know if it works is when you put it into action for real – is this really a good time to find out that it doesn’t work?

Below you will find some of the resources we used to promote the week and highlight the importance of exercising business continuity plans.

Even though Business Continuity Awareness Week is over, it doesn't mean that raising awareness of business continuity must also come to and end. Keep it going throughout the year. BCAW2016 will be held between the 16th and 20th May 2016 and the choice of theme is up to you. Get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to offer your suggestions. Note the change of month for BCAW2016 - this is following feedback we have received from many people about the third week in March being too close to the year end for them to get involved.