Leading Business Continuity Consultancy Steelhenge Urges Businesses to Consider Their Level of Business Resilience Before the 2012 Olympics

Steelhenge Consulting urges businesses and organisations in the UK to review their business continuity programmes now in order to improve their business resilience in time for the London 2010 Olympics

Salisbury, United Kingdom, July 27, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Steelhenge Consulting, a leading provider of business continuity and organisational resilience planning, has urged UK businesses to review their business continuity programmes now in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics. Steelhenge is already actively involved with a number of organisations across the UK in preparation for the impact of the event, including supporting the development of energy resilience for the 2012 Olympics. For more information, visit www.steelhenge.co.uk or call 0845 094 2117.

"We're concerned that businesses and organisations across the UK should be considering the impact of the Olympics on their business continuity now, when they still have time to improve their operational resilience," commented Isobel Nicholas, Director of Communications for Steelhenge. "I think that many businesses, both within and outside of London, should consider the potential impact of the Games on their business and supply chain to ensure they don't lose momentum. The impact of the Olympics will reach far beyond London with events at locations across the country."

When asked what kind of business continuity issues may be caused by the 2010 Olympics, Isobel said; "Staffing is likely to be a major concern, for many reasons. Businesses need to plan for days when many members of staff are likely to want to take holiday at the same time to enjoy the Games. There may be an element of absenteeism during the Games, so the development of a solid HR policy regarding holiday and absence during the period would be beneficial. In addition, staffing problems may occur due to transport difficulties, especially if the business is located near to one of the events. Remote working may need to be considered as a solution, and the increased demand for ICT provision planned in advance."

"Ultimately, preparing for the 2012 Olympics is all about looking ahead and planning for disruptions now, whilst there is time to put improved business continuity plans in place. The improvement of business resilience in preparation for the Games will also benefit the organisation in the long term too, leaving a legacy of good business continuity plans for years to come." Isobel concluded.

About Steelhenge

Steelhenge Consulting provides end to end business continuity, crisis management and emergency planning services to a broad range of corporate clients internationally, as well as to UK Government Departments, local authorities, the European Commission and NGOs. Steelhenge also delivers specialist services in energy resilience, utility resilience, ICT continuity management and sports event emergency management. Steelhenge has particular expertise in the preparation of people to perform effectively in implementing business continuity and recovery plans, and in communicating both internally and externally with stakeholders during a crisis.

Established in 2004, with offices in London and Salisbury, Steelhenge is the UK's leader in the delivery of bespoke emergency response training and incident management exercises for staff at all levels from the strategic through the tactical to the operational. Steelhenge's business continuity and crisis management consultants have been recruited from a broad range of sectors in order to create a depth of expertise and knowledge across the resilience landscape. All senior staff have operational experience of crises, incidents, emergencies or disasters, enabling them to deliver pragmatic business continuity and crisis management solutions along with crisis communications and media training based on real-life experience.

Steelhenge Consulting Limited
Isobel Nicholas
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