In December 2015, severe flooding left its mark on the Lake District National Park. A year and a day after Storm Desmond, businesses are invited to attend a free workshop to improve their resilience and help them prepare for climate-related impacts such as flooding and power-loss.
The workshop will explore the impacts of these events on businesses, what future risks might be faced and what local businesses can do to help boost their own climate resilience.
Using an online tool, attendees will leave with a bespoke overview of their own business’s strengths and vulnerabilities – and an action plan to take away. The Health Check looks at key areas of your individual business – including premises, operations, staffing, logistics, insurance and finance to give helpful and relevant measures you can consider undertaking to lessen the impact of extreme weather events.
Photo shows climate change ice sculptures from the Lakes Alive festival.
The workshop is funded by the Lake District National Park and will be running from 6:30pm – 9pm at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick on Tuesday 6 December. Participants will also get a free copy of ‘Weathering the Storm’, a guide for Cumbrian businesses.
Sam Hagon, Strategy and Partnership Adviser, said “We would like to make as many businesses aware of this opportunity as possible, particularly after the impact of the flooding in December 2015. We might not be able to stop extreme weather events, but if there are simple steps to take that lessen the impact and can help businesses to stay open and get up and running again quickly – then that’s the kind of information this workshop will share.”
Booking is essential – you can book online at https://sme_resilience_keswick.eventbrite.co.uk or call Ailsa Gibson at CLASP (who is running the event) on 01524 824 325.
Eden District Council is running a similar workshop on Thursday 8 December in Penrith, booking at www.investineden.co.uk.