Nick is the Managing Director of the Public Service Mutual (council and staff owned) Applied Resilience. AR (AR) was formed after the 2013/14 floods and aims to provide flexible emergency planning and business resilience support to Districts and Boroughs, helping provide a larger team when needed during an emergency and sharing best practice and training and exercising materials across our network. AR also works with the education, voluntary and private sectors both in the UK and internationally.
Nick was the Risk and Resilience Manager at Spelthorne and Runnymede where he was responsible for emergency planning, business continuity, prevention of radical extremism (PREVENT) and corporate risk. He was
the tactical lead for the local councils when they played host to the largest athletes village outside of Stratford, during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as leading the councils response to the major
flooding in 2013/14.
Community Resilience in the Urban Environment
Community Resilience has been talked about for years, but how is it actually delivered to give real, practical advantage to residents as well as responding agencies, particularly in an urban environment? The public will take action anyway, agencies need to be ready to work with them, to aid the response, empower residents and avoid a post incident back-clash.