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Business Efficient Resilience Toolkit

Suffolk Business Resilience (See Mobile and Tablet screen shots below).

Project background and description

Businesses are more likely to be flooded than destroyed by fire.

In 2013-14, the wettest winter on record saw 3,200 commercial properties flooded and 7,700 homes flooded. While the costs to businesses are still being counted from these floods, we know they can be high; the economic cost of the 2012 floods is estimated to be just under £7,000 for each business flooded.
There are around 260,000 business units employing 3.2 million people located in areas at risk of flooding and flooding is set to become more common as the climate changes.

The benefits of being resilient are numerous – these include;

  • Improved goods and services.
  • Protecting existing customer base.
  • Increased process efficiency.
  • Costs cut and profit increased.
  • Legal compliance.
  • Lowered insurance premiums.
  • Trust from customers, suppliers, stakeholders, staff and management.
  • Greater understanding of wider business operation.
  • Ability to continue trading with minimum disruption in the event of an incident.

Project goals and objectives

The website is designed to provide recent and relevant information to local businesses. We were also commissioned to develop an application that allows businesses to assess their preparedness in the event of an incident such as flooding occurring again.

Want to know how resilient your business is in 6 quick steps? Complete our 'Quick Check'.
Once completed the tool will provide you with a quick assessment of your business risk, including some things you could do to reduce your business risk.

In addition there is a much more comprehensive tool available, asking over 80 questions of a business to allow them to truly assess how prepared they are.

Free Full Resilience Review Could your business benefit from a substantial review of your business risk? Complete the full business review, at your own pace and time, with instant results and printable reports.

iPad responsive view.


iPhone responsive view.