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SHOP TALK
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Tuesdays 16:00-16:30
Intelligent and entertaining conversation about business, money, technology and workplace issues.

Presented by Heather Payton, each programme picks up on trends and returns to stories that have moved out of the headlines.
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Listen to Shop Talk for 30 August 2005
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Heather Payton
 
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Tuesday 30 August 2005


DISASTER MANAGEMENT

In the past year the world has been battered by disasters both man made and natural.

Bombings in London; Floods in Central Europe and closer to home in Carlisle and Boscastle. Birmingham was even hit by a tornado.

Whilst the first priority is of course human life, disasters can have a devastating affect on business, at least 50% of whom never resume trading after such an event.

So it seems rather shortsighted that fewer than half of companies have a plan in place to keep things going if disaster strikes.

So what should you be planning for - fire, floods, pestilence? Or something a little more mundane like a power failure which can cause chaos to your IT systems.

In these uncertain times both politically and ecologically, you never know what's round the corner. Even if you do then you would be wise to plan for it no matter what size your business.

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Bill McGuire
Director, Benfield Natural Hazard Research Centre, UCL

Richard Waterer
Vice President (Risk Management), Marsh

Chief Inspector Philip Short
British Transport Police

Pete Richardson
MD, 02 Airwave

Stephen Richford
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