Manage and Plan For Future Risk With Business Continuity Planning

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. We’ll help you plan for the unexpected.

Our Business continuity and disaster planning have recently gained more importance. Since a global pandemic hit in 2020, companies have been forced to quickly reinvent their business models, shift to remote work and find new ways to operate. Our plan will outline procedures and instructions an organisation must follow in the face of a disaster, whether fire, flood or cyberattack.

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We take a unique approach to technology, to ensure your business gets the absolute most from its systems. But the first step in every journey is that first conversation. Book a 30-minute consultation, so we can discuss your requirements, current setup and how our process can transform your IT.

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Professional Services / Business Continuity Planning

Mitigate commercial risk and prepare for all outcomes, so if they happen, it’s business as usual.


A business continuity plan is like a life vest, you hope you’ll never need it but if you do, you’ll be thankful that you have it.

If recent years have taught UK SMEs anything, it’s that you must be quick to adapt to change. Whilst it’s sometimes necessary to react to curveballs, it’s vital that businesses plan to mitigate risks – especially when it comes to business continuity and disaster planning.

A key part of business continuity planning is understanding the priority of recovery. For example, is email more important than your finance system? What about phone lines? Not everything can come online at exactly the same time, but having a plan to understand what is most important stops everyone trying to work it out in the middle of a disaster.

It’s also important to understand how fast recovery is needed in – depending on the budget this can be incredibly quick (and incredibly expensive) or you can agree sensible times. These might be hours, days or weeks depending on the business and the individual elements of the system. Also, it needs to be tested so everyone know how it works, that ensures all the info needed to perform the recovery is available and that it works in the expected times, rather than just being a theory.

Not only will we help you create a business continuity plan that contains strategies for handling IT disruptions to networks but also eventualities that could lead to relocation in the event of a disaster that may include the transfer of services such as business telephone systems and internet. Whether it’s fire, flood, or dare we say, global pandemic, we’ll help you plan for major incidents so we can minimise your downtime.

We’ll complete a full scope of the project, looking at your key business areas and critical functions, then we’ll use our 30 years’ experience of supporting UK businesses with IT to create a detailed plan that helps you maintain operations.


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Our free IT review is the perfect place

Scoping Icon You’ll speak with an expert IT consultant so we can best understand your business’ individual goals and aspirations.
Audit Icon - Orange Lightbulb with The Word Audit UnderneathOnce we’ve accessed your network, one of our highly skilled IT engineers will complete a fully detailed of your IT.
Visualise Icon - Orange Presentation Board with The Word Visualise UnderneathOur teams will then create a visual diagram of your current setup, so we can identify any gaps that will inhibit growth.
Feedback Icon - Orange People Talking Icon with The Word Feedback UnderneathWe’ll feedback to you, either in person or via video call. We’ll explain and show you your exact current position.
Achieve Icon - Orange Bullseye with The Word Achieve UnderneathFinally, we’ll give you expert recommendations and we’ll get to work with you, helping to future plan and proof.

Why choose The HBP Group for business continuity planning?

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Expecting the unexpected

With over 30 years’ experience, we understand downtime has to be kept to the absolute minimum – and we’ll help you achieve that with a proactive approach to IT.

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Project management

All our projects are fully planned and documented, which is key in alleviating pressure from you. Our projects are detailed and cover every base, and you’ll have final sign off of every detail.

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Always thinking ahead

Our IT strategy review will form the basis of the entire project. By mapping everything out, our experts can identify the areas that pose a risk and help you plan for every eventuality.

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Fixed costs

We will always be upfront about costs. We’re highly experienced in projects of all shapes and sizes, for businesses of any industry, so we are very well versed in project scoping and quoting.

Award-Winning Managed Service Provider for Businesses That Value Their IT

At The HBP Group, we pride ourselves on the high levels of support we provide to our customers. Not only are our response and fix times and customer satisfaction retention figures among the highest in the industry, but we actually focus our time on stopping IT issues happening in the first place, eliminating the never-ending cycle of break-fix IT.

Our managed IT Support services are supported by a wide range of specialisms that help businesses focus on what they do best – running their businesses. Our services include managed IT, proactive IT support, additional IT resource services, IT consultancy, business continuity services, IT procurement, cyber security and modern workplace consultancy.

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Business continuity project plan

Fully detailed and documented projects, bespoke to your needs

A typical project plan, tailored to each business we work with. No two business is the same, so why would your project be? Don’t get us wrong, we’ll be using the full history of successful projects we’ve already worked on as our basis, but the skills and expertise of our team mean they have the knowledge and ability to look at every project with a fresh pair of eyes; tailoring each one to suit the needs of every customer to help them best achieve success.

1 Project scoping

Every project begins with a detailed scope. This is all completed by our Microsoft accredited engineer and an IT consultant with a wealth of experience. This stage ensures we know exactly what we’re working with and everyone is on the same page about what we want to get out of the project. It ensures it’s done in the most effective way, that will best position you for growth and success. This will all be completed with our free IT strategy reviews.

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2 Identify key business areas and risk

Our expert IT consultants, who have a wealth of experience built up over many years in the industry, will take the time to really understand your business. We’ll identify your key business areas and critical functions and we’ll look at the dependencies between various business areas. Then, we can properly map out and detail acceptable downtime for each critical function.

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3 Project management

Like every customer at The HBP Group, you’ll have a dedicated point of contact within The HBP Group, which will be a highly-experienced Account Manager who oversees the project in its entirety with you. Every one of our projects follows PRINCE2 project management processes, so is fully detailed and documented, with clear steps outlined so you know exactly what is happening and when it is happening.

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