Business continuity

We are a global provider of business continuity training and consultancy services and a Business Continuity Institute (BCI) licensed training provider.

Our specialists embed knowledge and expertise into your business, so whether you are a small business or a large corporation, we can help you test, strengthen and develop your resilience. Ensure your business remains competitive by inviting us to support your business continuity (BC) efforts.  We will help you maintain business as usual in the event of a disruption or challenge.

Working with regulated industries, governments, emergency responders and corporate private sector the EPC is committed to delivering business continuity solutions that are bespoke to organisations. Our business continuity services are aligned with best practice including ISO22301 (formerly BS25999).  We offer BCI (Business Continuity Institute) accredited training courses and a wide range of business continuity management (BCM) help and support.

With you every step of the way

Our highly respected experts can equip you with a better understanding of business continuity, identify gaps in your BC plans and develop the skills you need to enhance your organisation's BC programme in line with the internationally recognised ‘BCI Good Practice Guidelines’.

BCI Accredited

We deliver a number of BCI courses and if you successfully complete the ‘BCI Good Practice Guidelines’ course and exam you will be awarded ‘CBCI' membership. By providing essential experience, knowledge and skills you can also enrol onto a Diploma or Masters course in business continuity and resilience. Make sure you ask our team for more information on how we can support you.

Independent Assurance Review (IAR)

The IAR is a ‘health check’ of your organisation’s business continuity management system. It aims to help provide you with assurance that your arrangements are following good practice and assist you to plan the next phase of your BC programme.

The IAR takes between three and five days to complete, depending on the size and complexity of the organisation’s business continuity management system (BCMS). The review follows three stages:

  1. What did the organisation say it was going to do? This is set out in the BCM policy.

  2. What is the organisation doing? This is where we look for evidence of a documented Business Impact Assessment process and Business Continuity plans that have been tested and reviewed.

  3. Finally, what does the standard require? This is set out in ISO22301, the international standard for business continuity management.

IARs are conducted by EPC business continuity professionals and include personnel who are Members of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI) and BSI qualified Lead Auditors. Organisations who demonstrate they meet the requirements of the standard are awarded the EPC Certificate of Alignment.

To find out more about how we can help, please contact our customer services team.

"EPC delivered guidance and training to develop a relevant business continuity package, backed up by exercises; this brought a working awareness, maturity and confidence across the management structure in the essential objectives of business continuity management."

Colin Campbell Business Continuity Co-ordinator