What is Business Continuity?

BCM Lifecycle

Flood. Cyber attack. Supply chain failure or losing a key employee. Disruptions to your business can happen at any moment.

Business continuity is about having a plan to deal with difficult situations, so your organization can continue to function with as little disruption as possible.

Whether it’s a business, public sector organization, or charity, you need to know how you can keep going under any circumstances.

Make a plan

A good BC plan recognises potential threats to an organization and analyses what impact they may have on day-to-day operations.

It also provides a way to mitigate these threats, putting in place a framework which allows key functions of the business to continue even if the worst happens.

The BCI has many free resources available to enhance your understanding of business continuity, see a few below to start ...


What Next?

View free webinar to understand the basics of business continuity

 This webinar takes you through the basic business continuity concepts and quick wins on where to start (aimed at SMEs)


elearning Introduction to Business Continuity

This introductory course is for those that want to understand the basics in more detail. 


What threats do organizations face?

The BCI Horizon Scan report identifies threats organziations should be aware of. Free to download.


Download the BCI Good Practice Guidelines Lite

The BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) Lite gives your a brief introduction to the Business Continuity Management Lifecycle and the stages included. It will help you put a plan together and give you insight to what is included in the full edition of the GPG and the content of the CBCI Certification course