Research shows that SMEs are not as BC ready as they believe

Research carried out by Crises Control and the Continuity Forum has revealed that while almost all SMEs agree business continuity planning is a vital protection for their business a majority are not in fact ready to effectively handle a business disruption incident.


The evolution of mass communication

The history of mass communication stretches from prehistoric forms of art and writing, through basic printing technology from around 800AD; the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press in 1455; the first weekly printed newspaper in Antwerp in 1605; the invention of radio by Marconi in 1895; television by John Logie Baird in 1925; and finally, to the internet (the World Wide Web) by Tim Berners Lee in 1990.

Meet the Crisis Experts - Episode 1 - The benefits of having a plan in place

In this first episode of our new video blog series, the Managing Director of Crises Control, Shalen Sehgal, interviews crisis management expert John Deverall about the benefits of having a business continuity plan in place.


Managing effective routine business communications

Every business needs to communicate reliably and effectively to be successful and understand who has received the message and who has not. Each communication may have a wide range of different audiences. Core audiences will include employees, suppliers, customers and investors. Further audiences may include regulators, residents, students and site visitors, amongst others.

Relying on free tools for your critical communications is a risky business

What has gone unnoticed in the recent story about the disgraceful burning of a Grenfell Tower effigy on a bonfire in South East London is that this event was almost certainly never intended to be made public. One of the people involved filmed the event on their smartphone and then posted it to what was very likely meant to be a private WhatsApp group. Someone in the private group then forwarded the video onto at least one other person outside of the group and any control over distribution was lost from that point onwards. The video went viral and the fury of the country descended upon them. No sympathy from me on this point. The massive outpouring of public anger that led to their subsequent arrest by the police, was the least that they deserved.