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Nick Breton, Head of Direct Line for BusinessAvoid business losses through debt
Nick Breton, Head of Direct Line for Business (24-Aug-2016)
UK SMEs wrote off a combined 5.8 billion Pounds in the last financial year - top tips to avoid unpaid debt
David Kearns, MD, Expert InvestigationsTips to avoid IT and data fraud
David Kearns, MD, Expert Investigations (26-Jan-2016)
Businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can be affected by IT and data fraud affecting productivity and costs
Andrew McGregor, Risk Doctor partnershipUsing change management to handle risk
Andrew McGregor, Risk Doctor partnership (30-Sep-2015)
A better way to get people to change their behaviour and manage risk willingly
Oscar Arean, Technical Operations Manager, DatabarracksHuman error is the leading cause of data loss
Oscar Arean, Technical Operations Manager, Databarracks (24-Sep-2015)
Human error ranked as the leading cause of data loss in organisations, with hardware failure following close behind
John Harlow, Director, Harlow InsolvencyComing out of recession - of Fergusons, fetlocks and felines
John Harlow, Director, Harlow Insolvency (22-Oct-2014)
The prospect of an upturn in the economy is exciting, but business needs to exercise care as it can be fraught with risk
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorSeven risk questions for the Board
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (25-Sep-2014)
Senior decision-makers who set the strategy for the business need to be aware of the risks in order to avoid potential pitfalls and create maximum value
Crispin Piney, Risk ExpertThree essential elements of risk
Crispin Piney, Risk Expert (27-Aug-2014)
Take account of the three important aspects of risk to enhance the chances of success in business
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorBenefits of stress testing in risk management
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (14-Jul-2014)
Stress testing in an integral part of business continuity and disaster recovery - how to use this critical approach
Professor Garry Honey, Founder, ChironReputation - how to manage it and avoid risk
Professor Garry Honey, Founder, Chiron (09-Jun-2014)
Reputation can take a lifetime to build and seconds to lose. How do we manage it and reduce risks?
Tony Bendell, MD, Services LimitedIn business, efficiency only goes so far
Tony Bendell, MD, Services Limited (19-May-2014)
We live in risky times and unexpected risk is arguably more significant that ever. Can we, as leaders, afford to make mistakes?
Amanda Mcburney, Senior Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation, Avoiding the business cost of mental health issues
Amanda Mcburney, Senior Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation, (14-May-2014)
One in four adults will experience a mental health condition in any given year representing 4.5% of GDP. What can be done?
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorSome risks are 100% probable - manage them
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (12-May-2014)
Think risk is only something for big organisations? It affects businesses of all sizes - learn about its management
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorMindfulness in managing risk
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (02-Apr-2014)
Mindfulness can be particularly useful in improving our identification of risks, by making us more aware of the full range of potential risk sources
Graham Jukes, CEO, CIEHPutting wrong things right - environmental health
Graham Jukes, CEO, CIEH (10-Mar-2014)
There have been countless unacknowledged, but vital interventions that improved the quality of the nation's life - the importance of environmental health
Howard Kerr, Chief Executive, BSIWhat most threatens business leaders?
Howard Kerr, Chief Executive, BSI (05-Mar-2014)
Some threats are more common among most organizations, while others present themselves to varying degrees between different geographic locations or industry sectors - a need to plan
Jon Jorgensen, Group Director, Access GroupLearn from your business mistakes
Jon Jorgensen, Group Director, Access Group (18-Feb-2014)
As the economy picks up, businesses will have strong growth plans, but sales and growth alone do not automatically create a financially-sound business
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorManaging risk in complex projects
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (11-Feb-2014)
Are complex projects inherently different from other projects? Complexity arises from the structure of the project and the way its elements relate together
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorHow sustainability affects business risk
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (23-Jan-2014)
Sustainability has become increasingly important to organisations across the world in recent years. How should it be included in the risk process?
Mark Walker, Business Development Director, UbertasThe silent killers - IT dangers to ruin a business
Mark Walker, Business Development Director, Ubertas (08-Jan-2014)
IT can make or break your business, watch out for these three company killers
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorWhat matters most to business and how to protect it
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (31-Dec-2013)
How to define 'what matters' most to the business, identify and assess the real risks and prioritise the ones that matter most
Darryll Thomas, Associate Solicitor, Wilkes PartnershipMinimising Christmas party carnage
Darryll Thomas, Associate Solicitor, Wilkes Partnership (13-Dec-2013)
The office Christmas party is a highlight of the year, but employers should ensure they have measures in place to avoid inappropriate staff behaviour which could result in claims
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorAssessing project risks
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (03-Oct-2013)
How risky is your project? We need a different concept to describe the overall risk exposure of a project
Thomas Coles, Chief Executive, MSM SoftwareTips to ensure successful supplier relationships
Thomas Coles, Chief Executive, MSM Software (18-Sep-2013)
The recession has underlined the significance of forming strong relationships with key vendors in order to sustain continuity of supply
Simon Smith, Chief Technology Officer, MooD InternationalCyber crime makes business like a military operation
Simon Smith, Chief Technology Officer, MooD International (12-Sep-2013)
Running a business is like running a military operation. It requires measuring hard data with judgement and using understanding to plan the desired outcome
Sarah Staines, Consultant Solicitor, Breeze and WylesProtect your IP, protect your business
Sarah Staines, Consultant Solicitor, Breeze and Wyles (26-Aug-2013)
All businesses have Intellectual Property, but most donít realise its value until it is too late. Identify your IP and learn how to protect it
Paul Burton, Founder, Black WizardsCrime and the management of losses
Paul Burton, Founder, Black Wizards (19-Aug-2013)
It's time for honesty in the area of crime - crooks may not be able to read that well, but they certainly have animal cunning
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance ManagerInsurance policy errors - a timebomb
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance Manager (15-Aug-2013)
Insurance companies are increasingly using 'the policy says' defence and will not accept any blame - thereís a massive time bomb sitting in the desks of Financial Directors
Simon Portman, Managing Associate, Marks and ClerkProtect and benefit from your IP
Simon Portman, Managing Associate, Marks and Clerk (02-Aug-2013)
IP organisation is a complex and expensive business. It is therefore always crucial to ensure that the tax tail doesnít wag the company dog
Dominic Blackburn, Head of Product, 192.comGrowing levels of deception
Dominic Blackburn, Head of Product, 192.com (22-Jul-2013)
Online reports offer protection from deception - from employing a tradesman, to renting a room, or going on a date
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorRisk management and business success
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (18-Jul-2013)
Considerable progress has been made in the field of risk management, but there's still some way to go before it delivers as a major contributor to project and business success
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance ManagerBusiness liability - critical insurance changes
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance Manager (17-Jul-2013)
Employee Liability and Public Liability insurance are changing. It is now more important than ever that businesses have a robust system of incident reporting, investigation and notification
Farzana Rahman, MD, The Desi Doll CompanyResolving Copyright infringement - David and Goliath
Farzana Rahman, MD, The Desi Doll Company (03-Jul-2013)
As more corporate information is available on the web, finding your text or imagery has been used by copied in some way is a likely occurrence. What do you do?
Reed SmithInternational business risks - contracts, payments and IP
Reed Smith (27-Jun-2013)
Contract breaches and payment defaults are the biggest causes of commercial disputes when operating overseas, but IP disputes are expected to increase
Andrew Brewerton, Regional Director, EVaultAvoiding business disaster from data loss
Andrew Brewerton, Regional Director, EVault (11-Jun-2013)
Itís shocking how few businesses have a backup strategy in place - itís not just big organisations that need to back their data up
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorManaging business risk across borders
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (05-Jun-2013)
Many organisations conduct business internationally in our connected world and we need to consider the particular risks that might arise from operating or trading across borders
Damien McGarrigle, Head of Business Insurance, Lloyds TSBTips for safeguarding your business
Damien McGarrigle, Head of Business Insurance, Lloyds TSB (29-May-2013)
1.7 million micro businesses were affected by significant incidents such as theft, vandalism or damage in the last year alone - tips to help protect yours
Adrian Chamberlain, CEO of AchillesSupply chains and horse burgers
Adrian Chamberlain, CEO of Achilles (10-May-2013)
The recent meat scandal highlighted the complexity of supply chains and the reliance on multiple tiers of suppliers all over the world yet businesses are complacent about the potential risks
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorOpportunities are the same as threats
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (08-Apr-2013)
The process for managing opportunities and threats is similar. The secret is to recognise that an opportunity is the same as a threat, apart from the sign of the impact
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorWhy you need to manage risk
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (07-Feb-2013)
Every organization faces risk - it is critical to put measures in place to manage it, regardless of the size of your organization
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorWhy do we still let projects fail?
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (10-Jan-2013)
We know why projects fail; we know how to prevent their failure Ė so why do they still fail? We need to make our risk processes fully effective to minimise the chances of failure
David Walton, CEO, BestoutcomeChange projects and preserving shareholder value
David Walton, CEO, Bestoutcome (14-Nov-2012)
Every major change management programme puts shareholder value at risk and hence the CEO's future
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorProject risk - how to assess and scale to fit
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (31-Oct-2012)
Projects are not equally risky and the risk process must be scaleable to match the level of risk challenge faced by each project
James Keenan, LOC ConsultingInto the breach: managing risk in the era of compliance
James Keenan, LOC Consulting (21-Sep-2012)
Ensuring regulatory or contractual compliance can be costly, but the cost of a breach can be far higher, risking an organisationís reputation and long-term future
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance ManagerHow good is your insurance policy?
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance Manager (26-Jul-2012)
Insurance companies are increasingly using 'the policy says' defence and will not accept any blame if the policy was issued incorrectly. How 'right' is yours?
Alex Gowar, Marketing Director, RateSetter.comThe changing face of the personal finance sector
Alex Gowar, Marketing Director, RateSetter.com (10-Jul-2012)
The UK personal finance sector has witnessed seismic changes over the last decade and peer-to-peer finance is an innovation
Armen Zildjan, VP LogMeIn EMEABeat the Olympics - avoid business disruption
Armen Zildjan, VP LogMeIn EMEA (06-Jul-2012)
With close to five million visitors expected for the Olympics, don't expect business as usual in London - plan ahead to avoid disruptions
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorRisks in recession or recovery: react or respond?
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (04-Jul-2012)
Every business faces the same emerging risks and how we choose to respond will make the difference competitively
Phil Birbeck, MD of EquanetBusinesses caught off-guard by influx of personal devices
Phil Birbeck, MD of Equanet (22-Jun-2012)
Should employees use their own devices in the workplace? Opinion is split - what do you think?
Adi Gaskell of PEXGet your employees on their bikes
Adi Gaskell of PEX (07-Jun-2012)
Does exercise help fend off burnout and depression? Research suggests it is an important means of preventing the build-up of work-related or general distress
Armen Zildjan, VP LogMeIn EMEATips to avoid business disruption from travel problems
Armen Zildjan, VP LogMeIn EMEA (30-Apr-2012)
Tips to minimise the risk of business disruption from strikes and a certain forthcoming sporting event
Phil Mercer, Head of Euler Hermes Collections UKMind your Ts and Cs - protect your business
Phil Mercer, Head of Euler Hermes Collections UK (20-Apr-2012)
Whether you are bringing a new customer on board, or starting to deal with a new supplier, accuracy in terms and conditions is absolutely critical
Tony Massey, Chief Medical Officer, vielifeOver one million UK workers are Sleep Drunk
Tony Massey, Chief Medical Officer, vielife (05-Apr-2012)
One in three European working adults admits suffering from Ďpoor sleepí, living in a potentially dangerous semi-conscious existence
Matthew Howse and Celia Kendrick of Morgan LewisTips for preventing online harassment
Matthew Howse and Celia Kendrick of Morgan Lewis (29-Mar-2012)
With the explosion of Social Media, here are some practical steps that employers can take to help prevent online harassment and minimise the risks of legal liability
Philip King of ICMNew online portal to help companies recover debts
Philip King of ICM (27-Mar-2012)
The online platform allows businesses to compare debt collection agencies, gain instant quotes and seek immediate action on the recovery of overdue invoices
Simon Plant, Group Partner, SFPEarly intervention can prevent insolvency
Simon Plant, Group Partner, SFP (14-Mar-2012)
Directors need to recognise the warning signs of financial difficulties and be proactive in seeking support
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorWhat causes emerging risks?
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (12-Mar-2012)
Very often our existing risk responses are inadequate to deal with emerging risks - the factors
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorDealing with business uncertainty - 10 top tips
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (27-Feb-2012)
Faced with an increasingly uncertain world, there are some things every organisation needs to know if it is to survive and succeed
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorManaging future danger
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (08-Feb-2012)
Expecting the immediate future to be a continuation from the immediate past is a dangerous mistake - there might be DANGER ahead
Kevin Nolin, Quest SoftwareOver half of SMEs have no disaster recovery plan
Kevin Nolin, Quest Software (16-Jan-2012)
Events over the past year, including cyber-attacks and natural disasters, have highlighted the importance of having a robust disaster recovery process in place
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorDealing with business uncertainty
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (03-Jan-2012)
Faced with an increasingly uncertain world, there are some things every organisation needs to know if it is to survive and succeed

in: Articles

Paul HopkinRisk - a new way of thinking
Paul Hopkin
Effective risk management can be used to encourage enterprise - a well as reducing insurance costs
Mark DeansEffective FX management
Mark Deans
Any company exposed to foreign exchange should have a strategy to avoid unexpected losses or benefit from advantageous market movements
Dev BarotFailing to plan?
Dev Barot
Businesses depend on information technology more than ever before - can your organisation afford to suffer a disaster or system failure?
British Standard InstitutitionA new risk
British Standard Institutition
With the global and UK economies headed for uncertain times, the need for risk management is at an all time high.


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