Spring Has Sprung...Or Has it?

27 MARCH 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

 This week winter returned to the United Kingdom and Europe. In the South of London  there were severe snow showers and an icy blast of cold air. Many motorists were trapped overnight in their car and public transport was disrupted. Across in Europe the Channel Islands closed their airports and the road networks were badly disrupted. Today the sun is out and...

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Plan B....Pray!

27 MARCH 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

There was an article in the Independent newspaper this week which caught my eye. It was about the possibility of a large asteroid hitting the earth and what plans should be put in place to deal with it. The quote from the paper went as follows "CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA Chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed ...

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Charlie Maclean-Bristol shortlisted

25 MARCH 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

Our very own Charlie Maclean-Bristol has written an article For Continuity Central entitled, The Business Continuity Manager in 2017 – How you can avoid obsolesce……..This very piece has subsequently been entered into a competition where it has been placed as one of the top three! The 3 articles in question have now gone to the wider judging panel who will po...

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Don't Push The Red Button . . . .

20 MARCH 2013 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

This week I have been asked to write about an item which you won’t have seen on the news. A “friend” who shall remain nameless (to protect the guilty) wanted to talk about an incident which occurred to him and which he thought was an instance, which business continuity managers could learn from. My friend went to his holiday home to sort...

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Exercising Is Not Enough. . . .

20 MARCH 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

A horrific image in the news this week was that of the Egyptian balloon which caught fire and plunged to the ground killing 19 of its passengers, only the pilot and one passenger survived.This week I have been on site with a client; we have been running a series of exercises and have been thinking about the benefits and downsides as a means of preparing thos...

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Saints, Sinners and Scandals

20 MARCH 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

The Cardinal O'Brien accusation, his confession and his removal from Scotland has been a major headline in the news over the last couple of weeks. The Cardinal was a high profile figure in Scotland and had many supporters. He had recently come to prominence outside church circles in speaking out strongly against gay marriage. About two weeks ago he was accus...

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Fire On Board . . . . Where?

01 MARCH 2013 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

One story which has had very little reported about in the news this week was the Carnival Triumph. A cruise ship with 3200 passengers aboard in the Gulf of Mexico which had a fire in their engine room and caused a loss of ALL power to the ship, it took four days to tow the ship into shore, during this time the crew had to feed the passengers with non-perisha...

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