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Despite the current success your business may be enjoying, disasters can happen at any time to any organisation big or small. Would your business survive?

This section provides advice for businesses on preparing themselves to deal with unforeseen emergencies and disruption.


Keep your business moving

At 23:00 on 31 December 2020 the transition period ended. This means that doing business with the EU has changed and you will need to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring to ensure your business can continue to operate.

Business continuity

A carefully thought-out business continuity plan will make coping in a crisis easier and enable you to minimise disruption to the business and its customers. It will also prove to customers, insurers and investors that your business is robust enough to cope with anything that might happen.

  • For information on accessing local advice and support please contact the Disaster Management team via Dudley Council Plus or Email:

  • Information and advice is also available through the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Please contact Karen Woolley, Development Manager Staffordshire & West Midlands.

    Telephone: 01332 517176 (office), 07917 628923 (mobile)

  • The Black Country Chamber of Commerce helps firms of all sizes across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton to achieve more.

    Contact them at: Creative Industries Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9TG

    Telephone: 0330 024 0820


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