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Scottish Business Resilience Centre

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre is a respected voice in business resilience, bringing together the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, and the Scottish business community.

The vision of SBRC is to become the catalyst that makes Scotland one of the safest and most resilient places to live, work, and do business, both on and offline.

SBRC operates across three areas to offer a range of services and education, covering all aspects of business resilience and cyber security under the following areas:

  • Community and Membership
  • Prevent and Protect
  • Skills and Education

The Centre offer a wide range of business resilience services, delivered by their expert team of trusted professionals, seconded police and fire officers and innovative Ethical Hacking students from Abertay University.

SBRC work in partnership to protect people, places and processes and are constantly looking at new ways to keep businesses free from risk.

The SFRS has a fire officer seconded to the SBRC to provide guidance and advice to businesses and commercial organisations within Scotland on fire risk mitigation and reduction of unwanted fire alarm signals.

Watch Commander Gary Wood works in collaboration with seconded Police Scotland officers as part of the SBRC police/fire public good team to provide advice and training to Scottish businesses on a range of subjects designed to mitigate their risk from fire. 

For more information visit the SBRC website here 

Watch Commander Wood can be contacted directly at  

The Seconded Fire/Police Team can be contacted via or on 01786 447 441  

Watch Commander Wood said: “The work we do with, and for Scottish businesses is designed to reduce their risk from fire and by extension, the impact on our operational crews. I would urge SFRS officers to view and share our information booklet and wherever they encounter a business of any size that they feel could benefit from our range of inputs, to get in touch with myself and the team at SBRC."  

"SBRC has fire risk inputs available to businesses on a range of topics, including, but not limited to: Fire risk mitigation, guarding against wilful fire raising, fire risk and its impact upon business continuity and reducing UFAS false alarms within business premises, all of which can be delivered in accordance with current COVID-19 guidance. I am also available to afford guidance an advice on reducing fire risk for businesses, as required" 

Incident response helpline 

In partnership with Scottish Government and Police Scotland, SBRC has launched the UK’s first cyber incident response helpline for the SME community and the third sector to help victims of cybercrime understand what support is immediately available to them and help them recover.

The free helpline will assist organisations by confirming if they have been the victim of an attack and, if so, provide expert guidance to get them back to secure operations.

Organisations can reach the cyber incident helpline by calling 01786 437 472 weekdays 9am-5pm.