Groundwork, the Environment Agency and the Global Sustainability Institute are offering fully funded on-site business resilience reviews to accountants and financial advisors in the East of England as part of the Accounting for Business Resilience project running between June 2013 and March 2014.
 
Support includes a fully funded on-site visit and access to an online tool to assess your organisation’s resilience to weather, climate and resource related risks and support to assess these risks which could impact on your premises, operations, finances, insurance, staff, markets and logistics.
 
For example, the recent storm may have affected your business operations or staff and customers accessing your site; Groundwork can help you prepare for events like this in the future to help reduce costs.
 
A key aim of the project is to help accountants assess the value of providing such advise to their clients as part of a development opportunity.

See attached the project leaflet which provides a brief summary of the project and the benefits to your organisation and clients. Although the primary focus is accountancy firms we would also be happy to hear from businesses interested improving their resilience.
Pilot project 2012
This project follows on from a successful pilot project in Suffolk last year (a case study of which is available here: www.tomorrowscompany.com/accounting-for-business-resilience) and other projects piloted nationwide (case studies available here: http://www.ukcip.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/CLARA/UKCIP-Report-SMEs-Accountants.pdf )

Groundwork is an environmental regeneration charity that has been providing environmental support services to organisations since 2008. Further information about Groundwork can be found at www.groundwork.org.uk/esn

For further information on the project please see the attached flyer or contact Andrew Jackson at Groundwork on 01394 444585 or email andrew.jackson@groundwork.org.uk