As everyone puts away the glitter and cuts off their festival wristbands until next summer, there are some crisis management lessons to take away. Adverse weather might be a Glastonbury tradition and festivals have been fighting the war against drugs since the 60s, but every year seems to bring new challenges for those organising major events.
Victoria is the first Business Improvement District (BIDs) in the UK to use a cloud-based crisis management software, YUDU Sentinel, to empower its member businesses.
In the main, business have only considered the fire evacuation. What they need to do in a terrorist incident has not been part of their planning. This needs to change
The gas leak on the Strand on the 23rd of January tested the business continuity of many London organisations. The Strand, one of London’s busiest districts for both business and pleasure, was emptied all the way from Waterloo Bridge to Charing Cross station due to the dangerous levels of gas.
Terrorists are increasingly targeting crowded, busy locations, and an emergency that happens in an area with large groups of people has a huge potential for tragedy. The Manchester bombing, the lorry attack in Barcelona this summer and the London Bridge attack make for grim reminders that those who want to hurt innocent people choose their... Continue Reading →