Businesses urged to plan for harsh winter weather

Corporate venues may need to prepare their property for harsh winter weather conditions after a business institution urged firms to begin implementing snow measures immediately, reports

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) believes the UK is set for a harsh winter, so businesses need to brace themselves for any disruptions caused by the weather.

According to a YouGov poll, 13 per cent of small businesses were “seriously” affected by last years winter chaos while over a third experienced weather problems of some sort.

Employees unable to reach work and schools closing early affected employees all over the nation, especially as some parents needed to stay off work to look after their children.

Venues may need to reschedule events or offer alternative acts during a performance if the weather becomes a problem.

Jane Bennett, Head of Campaigns at the FPB, spoke to regarding the weather: “The past few winters have demonstrated just how susceptible the UK is to extreme weather, and the cost to business quickly runs into millions. When infrastructure grinds to a halt staff can’t get it to work, and that’s a body blow which hits small firms with fewer staff the hardest.

“Businesses need to think about their contingency plans now to ensure they are not put out of action by another nasty winter,” she adds.