BERG – helping SMEs deal with disasters

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Adler and Allan is a founding member of the Business Emergency Recovery Group (BERG), an initiative of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and a part of Business in the Community (BITC) and Scottish Business in the Community (SBC), designed to help businesses and communities across the UK to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies such as flooding, cyber-attacks and civil unrest.

What are BERG’s goals?
BERG intends to help small to medium-sized (SME) businesses to plan for the risks they may face and recover more quickly should disaster strike, by calling upon the resources of larger organisations.
Members of BERG will assist businesses and communities affected by crises by matching their resources with identified local needs.

What does it involve?
Using its extensive network among UK business, and working through the emergency services, local authorities, local resilience forums, regional resilience partnerships and the voluntary sector, BERG delivers:
• an online signposting facility to enable businesses to become more resilient to crisis
• on-the-ground practical help for businesses during a crisis
• advice and assistance on recovering from the effects of a crisis

The BERG strategy is determined by a dedicated Leadership Team, comprising board members and senior directors from major organisations. Its founding supporters are Adler & Allan, Aviva, Barclays, BT, HSBC, Marsh, RBS, Virgin Money, and Wates.

In-kind, support is provided by UK and Scottish Government agencies, including the Cabinet Office (Civil Contingencies Secretariat), Met Office and the Environment Agency, as well as voluntary sector organisations such as the British Red Cross. The Prince’s Ambassadors network provides additional help to BERG at a regional level.

For full details of BERG, click here.

Adler and Allan provides a range of disaster response services, including:

For the full range of our Emergency response services, click here.



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