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Alwyns Chartered Accountants

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The Accounting for Business Resilience (AfBR) is a collaborative project between the Environment Agency, the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) and Groundwork Suffolk, to improve the resilience of small to medium size businesses (SMEs) in the East of England. The project took place between July 2013 and March 2014.

Alwyns Chartered Accountants: Loughton, Essex – Oct 2013

Company Sector: Financial Services

Alwyns is a firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors specialising in advising family companies. They advise customers of potential opportunities and help avoid unforeseen problems. providing innovative business solutions as well as traditional accounting, audit and taxation services. Their strengths lie in their pro-active approach, the broad range of specialist advice they provide and in the consistent quality of their competitive and enthusiastic service.

Groundwork undertook an on-site resilience review with Alwyns in October 2013. The review used the structure of the on-line Resilience Healthcheck at businessresiliencehealthcheck.co.uk to discuss in detail and explore ways in which the company could improve its level of resilience under climate change and also to explore ways in which the company could evolve and develop its advisory services to clients.

Opportunities Identified for Alwyns ;

  • Ensuring operations could continue if staff cannot get to work
  • Check building owners insurance
  • Trail healthcheck with clients
  • Implementing Business Continuity Plan

Alwyns are planning to make business resilience a regular agenda at partners meetings and are keen to develop an action plan to make sure they devise an effective program avoiding excessive cost.

The review was of great value to our business in helping us assess new advisory opportunities, it is not an area we would have normally considered” – Trevor Applin