Blog posts

​Influencing behaviour in a crisis through communication

Jun 09, 2015 09:30 BST The Business Continuity Institute The more we discussed, the more I came to think that whilst social media undoubtedly has an important role to play in any crisis communications strategy, it is the message that is being communicated that determines the impact of the communications.

Bringing business continuity to schools

Jun 08, 2015 12:43 BST The Business Continuity Institute This year I have been taking part in a schools project called ‘Inspiring the Future’ in which business people use their knowledge and experience to help students prepare for life in the business world. Once you join the scheme you are able to choose which events you are willing and able to take part in. Of course, this depends largely on your willingness to travel and your availability.

Small business free advice day at The Barn

Jun 02, 2015 22:37 BST elephant communications The team at elephant communications is running another free advice day for small business start-ups this Friday at The Barn. The fully-booked day forms part of elephant's community investment programme, an intention by the firm to give something back to the community where it is based.

 Give the people what they want – how and when you want them to have it!

Jun 02, 2015 10:15 BST Neopost How well do you know your customers? In an age of greater choice and declining brand loyalty, customer knowledge is rightly seen as fundamental to business success. Understanding what your customers want is the keystone of good customer service.

Legacy of LASPO?

Jun 02, 2015 10:14 BST Allianz Insurance As the post LASPO dust starts to settle David Vine, business development manager for Allianz Legal Protection considers the legal landscape - is anyone happy?

UPDATE: Greek Pension Fund (TEAAPAE) - Our advice is still to do nothing

May 22, 2015 13:20 BST Impendulo Limited ​This week (May 18th, 2015), in a trustworthy insurance newsletter, the TEAAPAE (Greek Pension Fund) and EAEE (Greek Insurance Companies’ Union) reached an interim settlement, that until the matter is resolved all EAEE members will pay 60% of what they paid for the same month in 2014.

Putting you in control of managing, tracking and reporting mail and package delivery inside your organisation

May 19, 2015 12:00 BST Neopost What if some high value mail or parcels went missing? Concerns over the standard mail network, high value online purchases and bulky, heavy items means that more people and organisations are increasingly choosing to pay a little extra to ensure delivery. But, these services only work until delivery to your organisation.

​Business continuity and cyber security: two sides of the same coin

May 18, 2015 15:38 BST The Business Continuity Institute The increasingly connected world magnifies the impact of every outage or event. Costs associated with cyber attacks and data breaches are rising. We all know that data breaches and cyber attacks can cause a material disruption to business processes. The impact of lost data or unplanned downtime can be catastrophic, resulting in lost revenue, reputation and competitive position.

​Which brands were the election winners?

May 14, 2015 16:48 BST Pearlfinders Pearlfinders' Editor Mike Thorne takes a look at which industry sectors are set to benefit from impending policy shifts more than others...

The Business Continuity Manager who kicked the hornets' nest

May 13, 2015 09:55 BST The Business Continuity Institute So why is business continuity management software so often maligned? Is it a case of limited value, flawed design or just unrealistic expectations? One of the major causes of failure to capture value on software projects is the lack of a firm grasp of the desired outcome and a clear perspective of how that outcome will be delivered.