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Non Membership fees

 
The Continuity Forum is primarily a membership organization, but certain services can be provided on an adhoc basis without formal membership in place. Our unique spectrum of knowledge can enable organizations to save thousands.  Our research and executive briefings better inform management on industry development and issues and provides a flexible and adaptive option that makes the most of your executives time. 
 
The services we can provide range from consulting through training to research. The scope and content of adhoc assignments are agreed in advance based on a specification or brief that details all aspects of the project.
 
No other organization provides the Continuity Forums level of service or our range of expertise and knowledge.
 
Below we have outlined a few previous engagements to illustrate how you use our services, but it is always best to discuss your needs in detail.
 
Strategic Consulting
 
The client was developing a new range of products and services to complemwnt their existing customer base and help them penetrate new markets.  We help assess the services they had detailed and undertook a 'market test' to assess 'market fit'.  Time was of the essence and within three weeks the board were presented with the results that highlighted a number of critical factors that would have negatively affect the new service launch.  The board acted on 7 of our 9 recomendations.  The result was that through early marketing of the new services to current customers 46% of the initial key target group (50) purchased the new services with 4 months, with a further 20% commiting in the following 3 months.  In terms of new business the company added 15 new clients within 3 months of the launch. The sales conversion rate for the revised new services exceeded the companies initial expectation by more 200%.  
 
Transformation  
 
Our client needed to develop its risk and continuity management activities across a complex organization.  The challenge faced posed numerous internal management difficulties particularly with the relationships with the other divisional stakeholders.  The Continuity Forum was able to work alongside the client to explore the options and create a structure and engagement that increased the reach and capabilities of the team while also increasing the levels of commitment and support seen in the other lines of business.
 
The results helped increase the producutivity of the team without increasing the headcount.  Further, internal feedback showed higher levels of satisfaction with their internal stakeholders.
 
Problem solving 
 
Our client works in a regulated sector with extensive legal and regulatory compliance issues.  Financial pressures across the organziation led to staff downsizing and a loss of internal expertise.
 
Working with the Continuity Forum enabled the group to realign how it worked across the organization and introduced a new framework of services.  The framework provided a clear direction that better supported both it's compliance and regulatory needs, but it went further and added new services oriented on the needs and actitivites of internal stakeholders.  This highlighted the value of the core services provided and brought better transparency to the internal stakeholder. Internal billing rose by over 90% and the pressure on the budgets eased enabling further recruitment with 8 months.  This client is now in the final stages of certification for ISO 22301:2012.
 
Adhoc Day rate Fees
 
Please note it is nearly always more cost effective to join the Continuity Forum rather than use our services on an adhoc basis.
 
Ad-hoc day rate services are provided below:
 
Desk Research - £600/day (plus calling expenses) 
 
Field Research - £800/day
 
In House Training £2000/day (up to 12 delegates)
 
Consulting and Executive Briefing Rates
   
   Consultant Rate - £800/day
 
   Senior Consultant - £1200/day
 
   Consulting Director by special arrangement
 
Project fees are calculated based on the Specification or Brief.  Our project fees are extremely competitive and we urge you to contact us directly to discuss your requirements.    
 
Speaker fees
 
Our fees for Speaking at your event will vary dependent on the topic and the alignment with our policy development goals.  Where the topic fits well with our aims and there is open access to the event no speaker fees will be charged.
 
Commercial event speaker fees will usually vary depending on your detailed needs, but usually start from £250 plus expenses. 
 
NOTES
 
Significant consessions on our fees are available for Charties and NGO's. 
 
Special Public Sector Membership is available to most Central and Local government bodies on an inclusive basis that offers tremendous value.
 
Significant consessions on our fees are available for Charties, NGO's and 3rd Sector Groups or membership organisations. 
 
EXPENSES 
 
Expenses will be charged at the following rates unless otherwise agreed in writing at the time of engagement. 
 
Public Transport (including taxi's if required) - Ticket price plus 15% plus a £10 administration fee on the total.
 
Mileage is charged at 45p per mile (based on the start and endpoints of travel)
 
Travel time is charged at 33% of hourly day rate.
 
FEES NOTICE
 
Fees and terms are agreed on the date of assignment and can only be varied with the written agreement of the Continuity Forum.
 
 
   

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Continuity Forum launches Climate Adapation Programme

Changing the future


Today, the Continuity Forum is announcing the launch of our Climate Adaptation Programme (CAP).
 
Over the past year we have been laying the foundations and gauging the opinions of many of the leading thinkers across the Risk and Business Continuity Sectors. If you have attended our events over the past 6 months you'll likely have a had the chance to contribute your thoughts. The result of the feedback from the professions has been overwhelming in its support for the Climate Adaptation Programme and today we start the public work.
 

THREE FREE WORKSHOPS

 
The Continuity Forum supported by the Environment Agency are coordinating these workshops which will be free to attend. We stress these are not commercial in nature and we are looking for positive engagement through this project that will contribute to and enhance the development of industry good practice in this vital area.

The Workshops will comprise a short series of presentations to provide an update and set the scene. These will be followed by work streams that enable focussed discussion on the key themes and end with short presentations from each of the work groups. We will be including a comprehensive Q&A in our debate format.

There will be plenty of time for discussion, networking and the sharing of ideas throughout the Workshops that run from 09:30 thru to 13:00.

WEBCASTS

We are also announcing a series of SIX Webcasts introducing the Climate Adaptation Programme. The first of these will held on Tuesday 12th March. Please visit our website for more information and to register.
Through the Webcasts will be providing more details on the reasons for the Climate Adaptation Programme and, over the series, be delivering more information and answers to your questions.
We welcome your suggestions and questions and actively encourage you to get involved. Contact us directly to find out how.


RESEARCH


Complimenting the Workshops and Webcasts we are extending our Research and need you to contribute. It takes just 10 minutes and your response will help establish a national picture on the how organizations are integrating their Risk, BC and Adaptation planning and give you your say on the issues, opportunities and challenges.


RESOURCE and NEWS Portal


To support the Climate Adaptation Programme we have created a dedicated portal area of the Continuity Forum Website . We'll be using this tailored portal to bring you news and updates on topics related to Climate Adaptation and be provide dedicated resources including access to Webcasts and other media. The portal will be bringing together expert advice and insight and we'll be adding our own resources to help you build the quality and effectiveness of your Risk and Business Continuity Management Planning

Visit Climate Adaptation Portal Pages…


We look forward to your feedback and support and please do call with any queries you may have.

 

Tel: 44 208 993 1599

Mail: [email protected]

 


 

 

Feedback on ISO 22301 Webinars

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Following our three most recent public webinars on ISO 22301 we would like your help.
 
Can you please provide feedback on the administration and content of the Webinars and the system we are using from Fusebox.com.
 
This feedback will help ensure continual improvement and development of our services.
 
You may need to refresh this page to see the questions set below (or click HERE if you would prefer to see them in a new window).
 

 

 

EU Cookie Law - Information and our policies

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The Cookie Law is a new piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to obtain consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer or any other web connected device, like a smartphone or tablet.
 
It has been designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected by websites, and enable them to choose whether or not they want to allow it to take place.
 
It started as an EU Directive that was adopted by all EU countries on May 26th 2011.  At the same time the UK updated its Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which brought the EU Directive it into UK law.  The deadline for compliance is the 26th May 2012
 
Each EU member state has done or is doing the same thing. Although they all have their own approach and interpretation, the basic requirements of the directive remain the same.
 
The Continuity Forum website only uses 'Good' cookies to help you navigate our pages and connect relevant topics. These are are called 'session' cookies and are not stored.
 
We do not accept use, or accept the use of, Third Party Tracking or Advertising cookies on our site.
 
Consequently, we use the principle of implied consent for the use of website cookies for visitors to our site. If you are a member and Partner and have logged into to the system consent for the use of cookies is included in the terms and conditions of use of the site.  
 
For more on our privacy policy please click here!
 

 
 

Testimonials

 
The Continuity Forum are pleased we have been able to help so many companies and organisations through our various services and we are always delighted to get feedback on the outcomes of our work with our many disparate partners.  
 
We are always looking to improve on this work in order to ensure we continue to deliver results and great value.
 
We'll never get complacent, despite all these very kinds words that have been received. 
"The Continuity Forum supported our Business Continuity events across social care sector aimed to deliver good governance and more resilient business continuity management in the social care industry.
 
Fantastic communication skills and ability to deliver - the events were a huge success and improved the BCM in the sector across the County." 
SP - County Council
 
“The Continuity Forum offer fantastic support to any organisation whether you are looking for strategies to get senior management or board level buy-in, or whether you want support when running business continuity awareness campaigns. 
Their knowledge in the resilience field is exemplary, and I would endorse the Continuity Forum.”
KS - Public Sector
 
"Over the years we have the pleasure of working alongside the Forum in numerous  activities  I have been thoroughly impressed with their energy, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge.
 
They are great communicators and are leading the industry with fresh ideas and new approaches - the ultimate professionals"
KN - Business Services
 
"If you have been in the Business Continuity profession for a while then you will have heard of Russell Price and of his work at The Continuity Forum. If you're just starting out then I really would suggest that you check them out they are most definitely one of the profession's leaders and shapers."
ES Public Sector  
 

VSAT Launch JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

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Thank you for registering for the VSAT Launch, on 17th February 2011, at the Jumeirah Carlton Towers Hotel, London. If you are now not able to attend, please note that we have a large waiting list, so please do let us know as soon as possible.

 

These Joining Instructions aim to provide you with an idea of what to expect from the Exhibition.

 

Venue: Jumeirah Carlton Towers, OnCadogan Place, London, London, SW1X 9PY

 

For directions to the hotel please  click here

 

 

Parking at the Hotel: The Continuity Forum always recommend using public transport within London, although the Hotel has a secure car park. Parking charges are:  £16 minimum (which covers the first two hours), and then £8 per hour afterwards.  Please remember that the hotel is within the Congestion Zone.  Please click here for an alternate car park.

 

Timings: 17th February: 09.00 – 12.30

 

Registration: Registration for the Launch will be open from 08:30 in the foyer of the Westminster Room.  The Suite has its own entrance which can be accessed from the front of the hotel; Jumeirah Staff will be on hand to guide you.

 

Name Badge: Upon arrival, you will need to collect your badge. Please do remember to bring your ticket with you.  Access is strictly controlled for security purposes, but if you have any issues on the day, The Continuity Forum staff will happily locate your badge for you by your surname.

 

Exhibition Stands: Throughout the morning, a number of our partners will be available for you to visit.  These partners have a great deal to offer, and we do hope you will take the time to visit them.  

 

Refreshments: Refreshments will be served in the Westminster Room.

   

VSAT Demonstration: After the presentations, you will have the opportunity to meet with CTSA’s from around the country, to view and discuss the Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool, as well as to register to use it.  

 

If you have any queries about the VSAT Launch, or other related topics, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0208 9931599 or by e-mail on [email protected].

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Please note no unauthorised photography will be permitted and bags may be searched.

 

Partners & Sponsors: A list of the companies exhibiting and supporting the VSAT Launch can be found to the right. 

 

If you would like to arrange a one to one meeting please e-mail [email protected] and we'll arrange it for you .

 


Continuity 2.0 Launched

Last week the Continuity Forum saw the launch of our new service Continuity 2.0 at the Business Continuity Management World Conference in Hammersmith, London.

Over the course of two days the Forum provided  overviews and demonstrations of the new systems capabilities and the reactions were absolutely fantastic.  

If you would like to know more about how Continuity 2.0 can change the way you reach the sector, please contact Sara McKenna on 020 8993 1599 or mail her on [email protected].

 

New Partner Service Launch

 
We are just a few days away from announcing a major new service for our partners utilising a lot more of the power and capability of our New Website. We are calling it Continuity 2.0
 

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Principle terms and conditions

 
It is a requirement that all members, partners, sponsors and associates of the Continuity Forum accept the following principles, terms and conditions of membership.
 
Membership Principles
 
The Continuity Forum is open to all organisations wishing to support our work promoting business continuity, security, disaster recovery, risk management, crisis management and other related disciplines.
 
We work as a Non Government Organisation to promote the virtue and value of these disciplines to organisations of all types and sizes.
 
The members accept that the Continuity Forum must be impartial in all its dealings with and between members, partners and other bodies.
 

More on the Business Continuity Forum

 
We provide world class BCM and Resilience focused events, workshops and support services enabling you to develop your organistions Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Security processes cost effectively and professionally. You do not need to be a member to work with the Business Continuity Forum, although some activities may not be available to everyone.
 
Whether you are looking to develop your organisations Business Continuity (BCM) or Risk Management practices, improve your resilience and security, adopt the latest standards such as BS25999 or meet the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) we are here to help.
 
The Continuity Forum is dedicated to the growth, development and promotion of Sector and all its related disciplines.   We provide world class support to members through an active programme of events, workshops, benchmarking, research and other support activities covering all its elements from Emergency Planning through to Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery.
 
BCM has emerged as an essential process for modern organisations facing the challenge of operations in an every riskier world. Through the Continuity Forum you'll be able to gain access to advice and support from the worlds leading independent authority on BCP and connected activities such as Crisis Management, Emergency Planning and Security.
 
Full Membership of the Continuity Forum will entitle you to access many of our events programmes  as well as delivering a host of other subsidised benefits.
 
We are particularly grateful to all our members, sponsors and partners; their kind support enables us to deliver impartial independent education and support to organisations of all sizes and help in the development of both knowledge and effective BCP policy across government and industry.
 

BOOKING CONDITIONS

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

The Continuity Forum provides a wide range of events covering all aspects of Business Continuity Management and related disciplines such as security, risk, resilience and crisis management.

Many of our events are provided FREE to members of the Forum and many more are free to non members through our PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAMME. You will find no better value anywhere.

In some cases the Continuity Forum may jointly develop and promote events in conjunction with other organisations. These events may have different Cancellation Conditions and you will be notified of these on Registration. Bookings are strictly allocated on a first come first served basis, firstly to our MEMBERS and Partners, then to all others.

NO BOOKING is confirmed until you have received a BOOKING CONFIRMATION from the Continuity Forum.

Once the booking confirmation has been sent you are liable for any fees due. A member booking is dependent on membership status at the time of the event. In the event that membership lapses or is not renewed for any reason the Continuity Forum reverses the right to charge an additional £150 per booking to reflect the loss of the membership benefits and privileges.   

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