Deloitte acquires specialists Regester Larkin to double crisis and strategic risk business
13th December 2016
Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has acquired Regester Larkin and Steelhenge Consulting.
The consultancies teams will be merged with Deloitte’s existing crisis and resilience business to form one of the largest and most comprehensive fully-dedicated practices in this highly specialist area. The new practice will be 70-strong, with six partners, operating under the Regester Larkin by Deloitte brand.
Rick Cudworth, Deloitte Crisis and Resilience Partner, said:
“From day one we will come together under the new Regester Larkin by Deloitte brand. By combining with Regester Larkin’s unrivalled experience and skills in crisis, issues and reputation management we will deepen our ability to support the growing demand of our clients in dealing with strategic risks through a fully integrated crisis management solution.”
Andrew Griffin, CEO of Regester Larkin, said:
“This is a hugely exciting opportunity for Regester Larkin and for our clients. We are looking forward to the scope, reach, depth and access to additional expertise that being part of Deloitte will bring. We are particularly delighted that Deloitte is keen to invest in and grow our strategic crisis response, crisis communication and issues management offerings. Our clients love the fact that our crisis preparedness advice is based on our real life response experience and we look forward to supporting many more organisations as they respond to strategic issues and crises.”
The acquisition comes at a time when businesses are facing uncertainties, growing threats from cyber and other strategic risks, and corporate reputations are under greater scrutiny. It supports Deloitte’s growth agenda and focuses on issues that matter to our clients at Board and senior executive level.
David Noon, Head of Risk Advisory for Deloitte UK and EMEA, said:
“The creation of Regester Larkin by Deloitte is testament to the work and investment we continue to make in our risk advisory business. Bringing the talent in the Regester Larkin team across and retaining their long-recognised brand in this specialist discipline, will enable us to grow the business and better support our clients in times of uncertainty and urgent need.”
Regester Larkin acquired Steelhenge Consulting in April 2014.
For further information about Regester Larkin by Deloitte please visit: https://www.regesterlarkin.com/
Crisis Management Conference 2016
7th April 2016
We are delighted to announce that our 4th annual Crisis Management Conference will be held in London on Wednesday 14th September 2016.
According to our recent crisis management survey, organisations are more confident in their ability to respond to familiar risks, such as industrial accidents, product recalls and extreme weather events, than unfamiliar risks such as cyber attacks, terror attacks and strategic failure.
Senior management support identified as single biggest challenge to crisis preparedness
4th November 2015
Chief executives, managing directors and other senior business leaders are failing to take crisis preparedness seriously and risk undermining their organisation's ability to manage crises, according to Regester Larkin and Steelhenge's latest crisis survey.
The survey of 170 large companies from 27 countries revealed that while big business appears to understand the need to prepare for a crisis (86% of respondents said they have a crisis management plan and 59% carry out crisis training at least annually), too often senior leaders do not participate in training or crisis exercises. Of the companies that had run crisis exercises in the past year, almost half (45%) had not involved their Chief Executive.
This was seen as part of a wider problem, with 46% of respondents identifying 'lack of senior management buy-in and support' as the biggest challenge of effectively preparing their organisation for crises.
Dominic Cockram, Steelhenge managing director and Regester Larkin director said: "If leaders are not fully brought into crisis preparedness, any good work put into crisis structure, process and capability building will be critically undermined. There is little point attempting to be 'crisis ready' when the core individuals responsible for managing a crisis will not know what to do.
"There may be many reasons why chief executives aren't able to attend crisis exercises but if you ask any business leader who has had to manage the response to a real crisis, major incident or issue, they will tell you it was time well spent."
Highlights from the Crisis Management Conference 2015
13th October 2015
On Tuesday 15th September 2015, Steelhenge convened the annual one-day Crisis Management Conference at 200 Aldersgate in St Pauls, London with the theme Leadership in Crisis Preparedness and Response.
Over 200 crisis management, crisis communication and business continuity professionals gathered in London to listen to crisis management experts share their unique experiences and knowledge with other professionals from industry, government and academia.
Hugh Dunleavy, former chief commercial officer of Malaysia Airlines, opened the conference by sharing his experience of responding to the disappearance of flight MH370 and the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine and providing an account to how the response was managed behind the scenes. The day also included speakers from BAE Systems, CERN, Deutsche Bank, Marks & Spencer and the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport who discussed how their organisations were preparing for and responding to crises.