Investigating SME resilience to flooding – the Braunton report

University of Huddersfield


SMEs often become ‘experts through experience’; this study focused on the effects of flooding on a single village street, case studies including the negative impacts like loss of customers, damage to stock and electrical equipment. Many resilience measures can be taken to be better prepared for future floods, such as moving critical storage items upstairs, raising levels of electrical sockets, and having plans to evacuate stock and vulnerable equipment

Research Council: EPSRC