Thursday 14 March 2013
2pm – 5pm (with registration from 1.30pm)
Diamond House, Birmingham Airport, B26 3QJ
The workshop is held by the West Midlands Climate Adaptation Partnership supported by Sustainability West Midlands, Environment Agency, Climate East Midlands, Solihull Sustainability Visioning Group and Birmingham Airport.
It is part of the ‘Building business resilience in a changing climate’ project funded by the Environment Agency.
Businesses of all sizes are welcome. Staff with responsibility for risk management, business continuity and/or health and safety may find this workshop particularly relevant.
The event itself
This free half-day workshop will focus on how severe weather can affect your business and how you can increase your resilience to it. Severe weather covered will include flooding, snow, drought and heat waves.
The past year has been notable for severe weather events both at home and abroad, affecting businesses’ premises, operations, supply chains, logistics, staff, markets, finances and insurance. This workshop is an opportunity to gain relevant information, and discuss the issues with other local businesses.
The workshop will include expert speakers on:
- the business impacts of severe weather, and what climate change could mean for your business
- business continuity planning
- flood risk mapping and flood warnings
- the health and safety implications of severe weather and climate change.
Discussions and interactive exercises will help participants identify the key threats and opportunities for their organisation, and the practical actions they can take to make their business more resilient.
How to attend and contact for more information
The workshop is free to attend, but it is essential that you book your place in advance.
To book your place please contact Laura Simpson on 0121 237 5890 or Laura.Simpson@swm.org.uk, with your name, organisation, job title, email address, and any access requirements.