Re: Business Continuity Management 2023 Proposal
Thank you for the opportunity to provide Hirepool with a proposal for business continuity management services.
Hirepool has identified the need to conduct an update of their business continuity program to ensure the appropriate level of preparedness in the event of a business disruption. This includes the following elements:
- Business Continuity framework
- Business Impact Analysis
- Business Continuity Plans
- Business Continuity Training
To ensure that Hirepool personnel are able to respond effectively in the event of a disruption, Fixinc also proposes to conduct activities to validate the data in Business Continuity Plans and build awareness of how to use these tools amongst key personnel.
All activities are performed by highly qualified and experienced consultants.
Fixinc provides unparalleled expertise to leading organisations and are widely recognised as one of the market leaders in the business continuity and crisis management fields.
Ant, at Fixinc our passion is centred around empowering people to confidently tackle any challenge, it’s our way of helping
you build a resilient future. To this end, we guarantee a highly professional and practical outcome that will provide you with the assurance that Hirepool has the appropriate measures in place in the event of a business disruption.
Thank you for the opportunity to submit this proposal and I look forward to the opportunity of working with you soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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Prior to a formal engagement meeting, Fixinc will review all of Hirepool’s existing business continuity documents to assess the level of preparedness and compliance with key standards. This includes risk assessments, Business Impact Analysis worksheets, Business Continuity Plans and any recent training, testing and exercising documentation.
Fixinc will then facilitate an engagement meeting with key representatives from Hirepool to verify the review scope and key business continuity priorities.
When evaluating the existing program, Fixinc will identify strengths that can be further capitalised on to build greater resilience and weaknesses that need to be addressed to ensure a robust capability exists within the organisation.
A clear understanding of Hirepool’s key priorities and dependencies are essential to build effective business continuity strategies. To achieve this, Fixinc will develop a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) through the facilitation of consultative interviews with business unit representatives. The following areas are recommended for a BIA meeting:
- Health & Safety
- Special Projects
- National Events
- Human Resources & Training
- Digital and Technology
- Sales & Marketing
For each area of the organisation that undertakes the BIA, outcomes of the BIA process will include confirmation of:
- All mission-critical functions.
- Allowable outages and recovery timeframes for each critical function.
- Resource requirements and critical dependencies.
As part of the BIA process, Fixinc will also facilitate a threat assessment for Hirepool using our proprietary threat forecasting tools to assess relevant business continuity vulnerabilities and plausible disruption scenarios that may impact critical business functions, as identified in the BIAs. This will include:
- Identification and categorisation of disruption related threats.
- Review of likely causes, existing controls and potential impacts.
- Prioritisation of all identified risks based on likelihood and impact ratings.
- Grouping and prioritisation of risks into key disruption scenarios.
Upon completion of the BIAs, Fixinc will develop Hirepool’s master Business Continuity Plan (BCP), tailored to the unique operational requirements and structure of the organisation. In conjunction with the master BCP Fixinc will create site based recovery plan templates and implementation guides to be completed by Branch Managers.
The business continuity plans will include simple and easy to use documentation in the form of action plans covering business recovery and resumption considerations for all relevant disruption scenarios. Plans will also closely align with existing crisis management, emergency management, risk management, IT and operational measures to ensure an integrated outcome for Hirepool.
This will deliver a standardised and integrated protocol for dealing with business disruptions and will include:
- Establishment of required command and control structures, including management roles and responsibilities.
- Communication strategies and supporting templates.
- Incident Assessment tools to measure the severity of an event.
- Impact assessment tools to measure the scale and nature of damage to business operations.
- Practical checklists for immediate operational tasks and escalation procedures to aid with decision making.
- Staff management plans to assist with relocations and recovery of work priorities.
- Resource management plans to effectively coordinate recovery efforts.
- Identification of alternate accommodation and process workarounds.
- Recovery strategies in the form of highly practical checklists, supported by reference procedures.
- Resumption strategies to resume business as usual operations.
- Other supporting tools, documents and reference materials.
Fixinc will provide three key areas of work for Hirepool to effectively validate your business continuity program.
BC Leadership Training
Suitable for staff with overall crisis and business continuity management responsibilities, the 3-hour modular Leadership Program is an industry first management course specifically designed to build awareness, critical skills and incident leadership capabilities of your team using the latest experiential learning techniques and real-world case studies.
BC Fundamentals Training
Suitable for Hub and Regional Managers with overall site based incident response responsibilities, the 1-hour session will provide Hub and Regional Managers with an understanding of their responsibilities during a site based disruption, the escalation triggers and contact points for assistance.
BC Awareness All Staff Training
Suitable for all staff, this 30min session is designed to provide an overall awareness and understanding of business continuity principles and existing preparations. Completion of this session will better prepare staff to respond to a business disruption in a constructive and timely manner.
Each tailored module has been designed with over 12 years of extensive research and working with industry leaders in leadership, organisational psychology, critical incident stress, media and communications along with practical application across our broad client base.
FACT24 excels at managing critical situations successfully, proactively, and professionally. When your organization faces an event, FACT24 empowers you to:
- Alert teams, employees, and other stakeholders with efficiency.
- Facilitate clear and secure communication.
- Structurally manage and monitor tasks.
- Thoroughly document everything for a comprehensive Post-Incident Review (PIR).
Fixinc will work with the Hirepool project sponsors to fully customize current incident and crisis management plans to ensure a seamless journey to a fully SASS platform for all emergency and incident response scenarios.
Four senior resiliency professionals available any time, guiding you through any disruption, anywhere in the world at the click of a button.
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Engagement and relationship building between both parties and key stakeholders.
Business Impact Analysis and Threat Assessment
BIA meetings with key managers.
All functions to approve BIA and Threat Assessments.
Business Continuity Plan
Consultation to discuss strategy options.
Review and approve plan outcomes.
Completing information into site based templates.
BC Leadership Training.
BC Fundamentals Training.
BC Awareness All Staff Training.
- Consultation to implementation process
- Configure the system to Hirepool's requirements.
FACT24 Implementation and Training
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Brad is the Global Head of Consulting within the Fixinc Consulting practice and also oversees our entire Advisory Board. He has over 25 years of Business Continuity and IT commercial experience, working across Asia, UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Brad is responsible for the management and implementation of numerous business continuity and crisis management projects across a variety of industries, including not-for-profit, telecommunications, technology, government, financial services, education, infrastructure and utilities.
He is highly experienced in all aspects of the business continuity lifecycle and designed the unique 'Tungsten Diamond' diagram for Fixinc. His experience stretches through policy development, business impact assessments, strategy development, business continuity plan development and implementation and facilitation of business continuity training and scenario exercises. Brad brings strong business strategy, workshop facilitation, project management and analytical problem-solving skills with a visible passion for assisting organisation build their resilience capabilities.
Prior to working for Fixinc, Brad served 15-years with the British Army as a tank commander, seeing 2 tours of activity duty where he was awarded with the Northern Ireland Clasp for Operation Banner and NATO Medal for Yugoslavia during the Bosnia conflict. During this time he was a communications and cold weather survival instructor and has had extensive incident response experience fighting terrorism and supporting organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières and UNHCR.
Brad’s business continuity and incident management qualifications were put to the test during the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, whilst working for the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (Now recognised as Ara). He initiated and ran two incident management cells for the February 2011 and June 2011 earthquakes, ensuring services could be established in temporary sites within a week of the disaster.
Brad holds the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) CBCI training qualification and has trained many students in the certification course on behalf of the BCI. He also held the award of Business Continuity Consultant of the year for Australasia in 2015.
Martin Petts, F24, Head of Sales, Asia Pacific
In 2016 Martin joined the F24 team in the UK, working with clients to manage and communicate in a crisis using F24’s software suite. Transferring to New Zealand in 2019, Martin is responsible for the F24 business in the Asia Pacific regions, driving forward client’s success with F24’s products for business continuity, GRC, crisis management and critical communications.
F24 is a resilience software company headquartered in Germany with over 23 years’ experience and a global reach.
Ollie brings over a decade of industry experience in digital marketing and product development, with specific expertise in no-code solutions and application automations. His experience has enabled him to design and develop digital marketing campaigns that drive commercial market opportunities on mass-scale, and identify emerging applications to support internal organisational and end-user experiences. Career highlights include positions with Centrica (British Gas), Jaguar Land Rover, and Accounting Web, where he built competitive and disruptive marketing campaigns supporting Xero in their introduction to the UK market.
Ollie is a multi-business owner and entrepreneur, with a passion and focuses on converting 'old-school' methods into modernised, competitive solutions. Ollie brings valuable experience working across a number of private and government entities within the UK and Europe, Asian, and Australia and New Zealand.
He is the majority shareholder, founder and Managing Director of Fixinc Solutions (Fixinc Directory), Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fixinc Consulting Partners (Fixinc Advisory Board), and co-Director of the Fixinc Group.
Ella is a Resilience Specialist in training who oversees our program and operational requirements. She is responsible for supporting and assisting with the development and maintenance of Business Continuity, Crisis Management, and Incident Management projects. Laura is involved with all aspects of the Business Continuity Lifecycle (summarised in what we call the Tungsten Diamond), with clients ranging from the Health Sector, to manufacturing and aviation. She is passionate about driving innovation and problem solving through technology and onsite experience. These skills have been refined while working closely in an executive administration and support environment.Ella plays a critical role in training and exercise development and assisting the consultants in exercise delivery. She also runs operational and administrative tasks that help keep our Advisory board active and running smoothly for the Oceania region.
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