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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 matching their resources with identified local needs. Read more.

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 which sets out the importance of being resilient.

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.

You can make a donation here.

BERG members

Adler and Allan

BERG have 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

B:Resilient

B:Resilient is an initiative delivered in partnership with BERG and Barclays Bank Plc. It has been developed to help small to medium sized businesses think about resilience in all that they deliver.

HSB Engineering

HSB Engineering is an active member of BERG’s leading Cyber Resilience Group where businesses collaborate to both educate and provide practical solutions to UK SMEs on ways of improving their cyber resilience.

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 to 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. Click for further information.

 

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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 BERG and Barclays Bank Plc. It has been developed to help small to medium sized businesses think about resilience in all that they deliver. 

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.

Small and medium-sized businesses are often the most vulnerable to disruptions such as extreme weather, a cyber attack or terrorism. Issues affecting staff, customers and suppliers, or utilities and transport can have a severe impact on the success of a business.

In spite of that, fewer than one in five (17 per cent) SMEs has assessed their exposure to rising UK security threats and although 68 per cent of SMEs claim to be resilient to security crises, nearly half (43 per cent) admit to having no business continuity, disaster recovery or crisis management plans in place (Source: Arthur J. Gallagher – Understanding Security Risk report, 2017).

Business resilience needs to be on the management agenda, as doing nothing can have serious consequences. While one can never protect their business from all the risks in today’s world, they can certainly become more resilient to them.

To help SMEs with this agenda, 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. This guide includes lots of straightforward, practical steps that the SMEs can take to lessen the impact on their business, as well as reducing insurance premiums and claims.

Read the full guide here

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