Clive Bonny

About Clive Bonny

Trading since 1990 I have supported organisation development projects as an interim manager and Strategic Management Partner in partnership with public bodies and private enterprises supporting high growth and change. Much of my work has been grant funded tailoring programmes for leadership development, employer branding, recruitment, retention, and talent management. Projects have improved internal process efficiency, external communications and customer service. Assignments have delivered cross-functional performance management improvements across HR, Finance, IT, marketing, sales and support services. My sector experience in public and private sectors includes law, finance, IT, retail, leisure, construction, transport, and media. My independent consortia partners bring extra specialist skills and knowledge which add significant cost-effective value to our joint delivery of client projects.

My professional associations and memberships are wide-ranging and I help my partners and clients to develop new business within these diverse networks.

Winning Larger Contracts with Business Continuity Planning (“BCP”)

Commercial bidders and Government spend over £175 Billion per year on external contractors. It is now targeting to give at least 25% of this spend to local small to medium sized enterprises and to make it easier for SME’s to bid by contracting such opportunities through a new free online website portal showing public tenders.

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 specifies all publicly funded work suppliers should have a Business Continuity Plan. Defined by BS 25999-1 British Standards Institution’s Code of Practice for Business Continuity Management, “BCP” is an holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the impacts to business operations that those threats, if realised, might cause, and which provides a framework for building organisational resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities”.

Tender Pre Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) usually ask “Do you have a BCP?” Increasingly business buyers and government departments, local authorities and other public commissioners of work want evidence of a current BCP, in the same way as Health & Safety and employment procedures are requested. BCPs do not always need to be certificated to comply with BS25999, the British Standard for business continuity management, but they should adhere to recommended BCP Quality Management procedures. A qualified risk assessor will advise best options.

BCP enables winning public sector and larger commercial contracts, and also protects directors and managers against personal liabilities. The Companies Act and Corporate Manslaughter Act require directors to show due diligence, independent judgment and reasonable care. BCP protects a business by preparing and planning against potential denial of access to key business resources. A BCP will identify how to manage resources cost-effectively, mitigate potential losses by prioritising key operational risks and the actions required to address each risk.

BCP shows the resilience of a business, competitive advantage, helps win larger contracts, can save money on insurance, facilitate financial funding and ensure faster disaster recovery. It identifies exposures to internal and external threats, provides effective prevention and recovery, improves competitive advantage and systems integrity.

Grant funded support is also available to help SME’s manage risk and Business Continuity Planning

For more information contact Clive Bonny 01273 308865

Clive is professionally qualified as a Certified Management Consultant in risk assessment and offers initial consultations at no charge and without obligations.