Who we are:

Founded in 2013, Russell Philips Limited is a specialist consultancy that designs and delivers Business Continuity Management (BCM) services to a wide variety of clients. Since 2014 we have operated from our registered Branch Office in Nairobi where we provide our services directly to businesses based in Kenya and throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Our clients are mainly from the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector, and many of them operate a Just-In-Time (JIT) model for their supply chains. For FMCGs, maintaining assured high-tempo operational delivery for their finished goods is always a challenge, and this is particularly so when your business operates in a volatile environment where the threat of disruption is always present.

FMCGs are usually heavily reliant on a wide variety of third-party suppliers to deliver their particular aspect of the overall process. We also work with them to ensure that they do not represent the ‘weak link’ in your supply chain and imperil your operational outputs.

Using best practice from the Business Continuity Institute and adapting years of experience gained delivering successful BCM programmes in Africa, we also work with a variety of clients who operate in other sectors including NGOs, agriculture, business and the oil and gas sectors.

Whatever your operating sector, if your aim is to grow your business in Africa, it will need to be resilient and we are here to help you achieve your goal.

What we do:

At Russell Philips Limited, we add value to our clients’ businesses by strengthening their organisational resilience through BCM planning to improve their ability to deal with, and overcome disruptions, as and when they occur. We do so by designing and implementing industry leading BCM programmes with their associated mitigation and response capabilities. By helping them adopt business continuity best practice, our clients protect their bottom line; safeguard their reputation; and ensure that they gain a competitive advantage when others are adversely affected by disruptions.

Why we do it:

We live in an increasingly volatile world in which our businesses are constantly exposed to a wide, and growing, variety of threats - any one of which may disrupt our business operations. At the same time, our businesses have to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment where success or failure can be determined by the very narrowest of margins. Wherever you operate in the world, you will understand the inevitability of disruptive events, and those of us who take active measures to respond, recover, resume and restore our business-critical outputs are bound to prevail.

How we do it:

Our BCM services include:

Our approach: 

Our approach is to work with our clients to develop their in-house collective and individual competencies in order to enable them to take control of their own BCM programmes. We can audit and refine your existing Business Continuity Plans, or we can help you develop them from scratch. We provide you with expert advice and hands on assistance to help you draw up your plans and craft them so that they specifically meet the needs of your business and are fully aligned with the context in which you operate. We have the knowledge and expertise to help you design appropriate crisis management structures and we will rehearse both your plans and your people so that they are ready to deal with disruptions as and when they occur.  Our belief is that good people, who are well prepared and working to a well-structured plan can invariably navigate their way through any crisis.

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We recognise the sensitive nature of our work, and always maintain complete discretion. Colin Danvers became our new Managing Director in 2017. As a former soldier and diplomat with 35 years’ experience as a senior officer in the British Army, Colin has extensive professional experience in Africa and is an expert in crisis management and contingency planning. He holds a Master of Arts from Westminster University and has a First Class Diploma in French from the UK’s Defence School of Languages. He is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) and, as a Certified Member of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI), he is professionally qualified by training and examination. Colin’s unique ability to plan strategically whilst delivering operational certainty is much in demand in the business continuity space.

Our strap line: 

Failure to Prepare, is Preparing to Fail…

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