Conference 2021 - update
The HEBCoN Exec team have made the decision to postpone the face to face conference until March 2022 it will now be held on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March in Liverpool. We are holding a virtual conference in 2021 on – 16th June – 10am to 1pm

About Us

HEBCoN is a network of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK and Ireland who are committed to sharing and promoting good practice in Business Continuity Management (BCM), risk management and emergency planning.

HEBCoN became a professional body in 2007 and has since grown from strength to strength.  Led by an Executive Committee and Regional Chairs, we offer expertise and support to our members in all aspects of business continuity.

Our work is continually developing and our network continually expanding, changing the face of business continuity across Higher Education.

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Why Join HEBCon

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is important to the HEI sector as it ensures the continuity of teaching and research programmes and gives confidence to funding bodies that HEIs take managing risk seriously.

Being a member of HEBCoN allows your institution to tap into a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Business Continuity Management.   Our members are able to access a wide range of benefits, from networking with professionals to attendance at training events and being able to access a library of resources.For more information on joining HEBCoN and membership benefits please click here.

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“A fantastic conference with great speakers and exceptional venue. The HEBCoN conference was excellent this year.”

The HEBCoN 2019 conference, sponsored by CriticalArc and R3S Global, was a resounding success.

The 2020 postponed conference  will be held  in Liverpool at the Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre Hotel on a new date to be announced




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Resilience vs Mental Toughness

Resilience vs Mental Toughness

For International Women’s Day this year I ran an event about personal resilience and what it means.  As I am no Aarti Anhal (Before Nine) who has a fantastic grasp on the subject and ran an inspiring workshop around it for my university, I decided on an hour’s directed group discussion (discretion being the better part of valour).  For it I repaired to the Great God Google to see if I could find an actual definition of resilience.  It was harder than I thought, but eventually I did find something.  It summed resilience up as an ability to recover, but it added ‘mental toughness’ as the ability to endure the things that a crisis throws at you.   I realised that my own definition of resilience actually conflated the two, and in doing so I’d made my life incredibly difficult.

As a BC Manager I feel under pressure to exemplify what I preach (or occasionally scream repeatedly ... Read more