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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.

Ensors: Ipswich, Suffolk – Nov 2013

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Ensors is one of East Anglia's largest and most respected firms of independent chartered accountants and business advisors. They pride themselves on combining expertise with clarity, experience with accessibility, knowledge with passion. Their highly trained, specialist teams provide a comprehensive range of services, from accounts preparation to insolvency advice, accounting systems to investment planning, business acquisitions to Capital Gains Tax advice.

Groundwork undertook an on-site resilience review with Ensors in November 2013. The review used the structure of the on-line Resilience Healthcheck at 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 Ensors;

  • Annual on - line Business Resilience Health Check across all sites
  • Check car park drainage maintenance contract .
  • Investigate historical instances of surface water flooding
  • Form BCP team to increase input and spread knowledge . Test BCP .

Ensors are interested in increasing their preparation for extreme weather conditions and aim to do this by checking historic flood trends and clarifying their maintenance plan with a focus on car park drainage . Ensors also intend to make adjustments to their BCP . Ensors plan to boost client resilience in terms of resource costs by making referrals to Groundwork’s resource efficiency services .