Business Continuity

Continuity planning is the process of creating systems of prevention and recovery to deal with potential threats to a company. In addition to prevention, the goal is to enable ongoing operations before and during execution of disaster recovery.

Advice for Businesses – COVID-19

Visit the Heart of the South West Growth Hub website for up-to-date advice for businesses in the South West of England, designed to inform their response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Somerset Chamber of Commerce has created a dedicated Coronavirus hub with the latest COVID-19 advice for business, including information about grants and support.

Be prepared

How would severe weather, such as the flooding in 2014, affect your business?

Somerset Communities were put to the test in the 2014 Somerset Floods. CCS were part of the recovery and felt it important to promote and aid business and community resilience across Somerset.

This page specifically focuses on resilience planning for businesses,to be well prepared for the next severe weather event that will happen.

It’s all in the planning

Make a plan. Plan ahead.

The information in the Flood Resilience Pack CCS has developed (download by clicking here) builds on the collective experience of Somerset businesses, and highlights the best practice tried and tested by people to protect their business and thrive in the face of adversity.

Identify the risks and develop the relevant response actions

Identify vulnerable elements of the business, whether that is people, property, equipment, livestock or other physical stock.

Identify human and physical resources available to assist during an emergency.

Build an Emergency Pack that can be quickly accessed in the event of an emergency.


Business Resilience Flood Guide

Watch our short film about flood affected businesses in Somerset – thank you to the people who took part in this film!