Adler and Allan take a lead role in new emergency response group!


Adler and Allan is playing a fundamental role in The Business Emergency Recovery Group (BERG) leadership delivery team, an organisation formed to help businesses prepare for and recover from a wide range of emergencies.

Set up at the request of the HRH The Prince of Wales, Business in the Community (BITC) and Scottish Business in the Community (SBC) have formed ‘BERG’, which operates with a wider network of members and partners to provide a helping hand to businesses needing to get back on their feet following a wide range of emergencies.

Our very own Mark Calvert, Managing Director of Adler and Allan, announced the news at the recent UK Spill Association AGM, explaining his new role on BERG’s main board; a position that will see him advise on emergency response as a whole, including deploying equipment and personnel, project management and anticipating any potential dangers.

One of the main focus areas for the programme is flooding and natural catastrophes, which is where Adler and Allan can provide specific support. We have considerable expertise in flood mitigation and spill response capabilities, currently protecting key infrastructure assets, industrial and commercial businesses of all types. Through BERG, Alder and Allan can help businesses to become more resilient and streamline their response to emergencies.

BERG’s three main objectives are:

1. Help mainstream resilience and recovery within business
a) Help SMEs to understand the steps they need to take to become more resilient
b) Help larger businesses understand the ways in which they can support the recovery and resilience of local SMEs
2. Work with organisations such as the British Red Cross, Met Office, Environment Agency and Civil Contingencies. Secretariat to build greater knowledge of the issues and ways in which business  can help
3. Use BITC and SBC membership convening capabilities to offer more coherent solutions to SMEs.
As part of the leadership team, we make an annual charitable donation and will commit to attend meetings to help steer the newly-established programme.

For more information on BERG, click here.


The entire team that attended today were completely professional and are a credit to Adler And Allan. Due to the nature and extent of the works, they were monitored throughout the activity and at no point did they conduct themselves in a less than professional manner. The works were visible to all persons within the building and demonstrated the professional supply partners that Norland use. Well done!
‘...thank you for responding to my request on a flood risk alert…I was very pleased with their attitude and response to the situation on site.’
Western Power Distribution
Thank you for responding on Sunday following my call to your emergency response helpdesk, your co-ordination was both timely and professional.
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