In a world faced by extreme weather, political instability, widespread hacking and civil unrest — disruptions can happen at any time to businesses of any size and SMEs are on the frontline. Issues affecting staff, customers and suppliers, or utilities and transport can have a severe impact on the success of a business. The Barclays Developing Resilience Award has a two-fold objective:
- To recognise businesses who support small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) to be more resilient. Helping them prepare for, respond to and recover from cyber-crime, floods and storms, fire and other business disruptions beyond their control.
- To recognise where helping businesses to become more resilient can have a beneficial impact on the wider community and how that impact is applied.
The Barclays Developing Resilience Award will recognise projects or initiatives run by businesses that, in terms of both scale and longevity, are making a lasting positive impact on the resilience of both the SMEs and the communities. Successful applicants will be able to clearly demonstrate the following elements of quality resilient programmes or initiatives:
- Successful applicants will be able to clearly demonstrate the following elements of quality resilient programmes or initiatives:
- Programmes and initiatives result in greater resiliency for SMEs, which enables them to continue to support their community.
- Programmes and initiatives have been scaled up to support a number of SMEs, tackle a number of key risks, and / or areas across the UK
- Long-term commitment to resilience from both the business and the SMEs evolving the relationship appropriately;
- Real positive social and business benefits articulated by both the business and SMEs
The deadline is 17:00 on Friday 9 February 2018. For more details, please contact Usha.Manojkanth@bitc.org.uk. More information and to