PREPARE, RESPOND, RECOVER
Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy. Of the 5.7 million businesses in the UK, 99.9 per cent are small and medium-sized enterprises, employing 16.1 million people which accounts for 60 per cent of total employment. These same businesses are at risk of being disproportionately impacted by disruptive events such as a fire, flood or cyber-attack. Without proper preparation, any one of these events could result in business failure and potentially life-changing consequences for owners and employees.
About Business in the Community’s Business Emergency Resilience Group Leadership Team
The purpose of Business in the Community’s Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) Leadership Team is to mobilise support for small businesses to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from business disruptions such as flooding and cyber-attacks.
The BERG representative in Northern Ireland is John Thompson, Safety and Corporate Responsibility Manager, Translink.
Guidance for small to medium-sized businesses – COVID-19
Whilst it is an evolving situation, and it is only one part of being a responsible business during a crisis, BITCNI is urging our members to continue to support their small business networks.