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Newrisk Limited is available to provide workshop exercises, which are adaptable to each client's unique requirements. Workshop formats may include tabletop exercises, computer simulations, floor exercises, evacuation and shelter exercises and field tests.

Format of Workshops

These exercises may be conducted to fit with variable timescales - for example 5 minute evacuation and shelter exercises, 1 hour board meeting sessions, 4 hour morning workshops or full day field exercises (incorporating technical briefings, exercise modules, reporting sessions and debriefing). Thus, workshops can be timetabled so as to minimise time and disruption costs and reflect the realistic time constraints in the business and governmental environment. Workshops may also be adapted for teleconferencing, Skype (or other Voice over IP sytems) and social media platforms so as to facilitate inter-office capability.

Content of Workshops

Newrisk Limited can design exercises to reflect numerous scenarios including, but not limited to, catastrophic threats, terrorism, reputation and brand threats, systems failure, internal and external crisis communications, command and control issues, information technology disruption and recovery, cyber security, emergency services and disaster response as well as continuity planning. Workshops covering other areas of expertise are available upon request and may assist organisations, industry groups and governments to develop existing continuity preparations and/or highlight issues following a major incident or disruption event.

Benefits of Workshops

In addition to the transfer of skills to key personnel, there are a number of other benefits arising out of NewRisk Ltd's Workshop Exercises. These include the use of realistic failure scenarios tailored to clients' needs, exercise times tailored to fit existing business operations and minimise disruption, as well as the promotion of necessary leadership and management skills as part of individuals' continuing professional development and organisational corporate governance requirements.

Recent Workshop Exercises

To request or enquire about a workshop for your organisation, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.


Sally Leivesley



  • Terror 2017
  • Cyber 2017

New dangers are appearing from terrorism for the UK & other countries after the failed Parsons Green underground rail bombing.  Greater public preparedness is now important on what to do in an imminent emergency whether arising from bombs, knives, car ramming or shootings. Workplace training & exercising will help many commuters & will be transferred by them to their families & importantly will encourage parents to discuss emergency evacuations & procedures with any children who travel unaccompanied to school each day.   Newrisk Limited which is a founder member of The Exercise Group7 LLP, (TEG7) is now part of the team providing 14 bespoke courses to mitigate risk from cyber & terrorism & to develop greater awareness of protection under catastrophic risk events.   The TEG7 team work is built up from former military specialist skills & institutional cyber operations skills (www.teg7.co.uk).

Individuals can be encouraged to make their own personal protection plans to empower themselves for any unlikely emergency from terrorism so that they are quickly able to recognise an incident & protect themselves & people close-by to the best of their ability.  Personal plans may include understanding what may be seen or heard or smelt when in proximity to a threat, what materials in clothing give better durability in certain threat situations & what the timelines are for the best chances for survival & mitigation of injury & shock.  Psychological issues in the aftermath of a high threat incident are also important for awareness & self-help & seeking professional help is possible also in these upsetting situations when there has been a near death experience.

Personal information data loss from 400,000 British citizens has been reported by Equifax alongside 143 million Americans in an incident identified in September.  These large data losses provide the criminal world - as well as nation states that use hackers as proxies for defence & commercial information - with the means to undertake identity theft & to attack individuals & companies in many different ways.  Personal history details remain the same throughout life & passwords are frequently used across different areas of activity so that hacking of this scale inevitably exposes the workplace as well as the individual.

Newrisk Limited as part of the TEG7 (The Exercise Group 7 LLP) training initiative, is providing cyber risk mitigation & catastrophic risk training for companies & governments world-wide.  The TEG7 team work is built up from former military specialist skills & institutional cyber operations skills (www.teg7.co.uk). There are 14 courses designed for cyber & physical security to be managed in an integrated format along with an understanding of the extreme threats which are difficult to recognise but which threaten the sustainability of operations.