Disaster Recovery Open Day, 20 September 2017

What is the Disaster Recovery Open Day and why should I attend?

The Open Day is an opportunity to experience a premium quality Workplace Recovery facility based in Suffolk. Experienced industry professionals will be on-hand to discuss details of recovery plans for your business. Leading manufacturers in the fields of disaster recovery, workplace recovery, IT security and hyperconvergence will be available to demonstrate and discuss the latest solutions and technologies.

Attendees will benefit from a personal guided tour of the facility, the ability to discuss workplace and disaster recovery issues with industry professionals, live demonstrations of disaster recovery solutions and a briefing on hyperconvergence technology. There will also be discussions on IT security (including ransomware) and business continuity in general.

Discuss incident management with Alan Pawsey

Along with the great roster of manufacturers lined up for the Open Day, Alan Pawsey will be discussing Incident Management. Alan has a wealth of experience in emergency planning and risk management and he will be providing insights into how businesses can identify, analyse, and correct hazards to prevent a future re-occurrence. As director of Arc Risk and Resilience Ltd, he provides business continuity services to a range of clients including University Campus Suffolk, Local Educational Academies, Sita UK, Port of Felixstowe and Pryor Group.

Alan gained much of his expertise from a police career that saw him managing local and force-wide operations including specialist areas relating to firearms, public order, counter terrorism and emergency planning. He also has experience in local government where, as risk manager, he assisted colleagues identify and effectively respond to strategic, operational and emerging risks.

Now as an independent consultant, Alan shares his Risk Management and Business Continuity expertise with a range of clients in the fields of Civil Engineering, Education, Port Logistics, Insurance and Manufacturing.  Essential to this, is the delivery of workshops and exercises designed to enhance people’s confidence in dealing with uncertain or difficult situations – even when there is a plan! Alan also co-ordinates the Suffolk Business Continuity Forum (as part of Suffolk Resilience).  This brings Suffolk businesses together to discuss and learn more about business continuity management.

Get a guided tour of the latest Corbel Disaster Recovery facility

Receive a guided tour around Corbel’s disaster recovery suite based at Farthing Road, Ipswich. This facility is the third suite in the Corbel portfolio and boasts over 150 seats separated into four main working areas, two bespoke meeting rooms and great access from major travel routes in East Anglia.
The site is split into three floors and features similar facilities to Corbel’s other sites – quality terminals, monitors and phones for each user, multifunction printers, fast uncontested internet connectivity, plus toilets and kitchen facilities.




Getting There


Our Disaster Recovery facility is within easy reach of the A14 junction 54 (signposted Sproughton). From the A14, travel east along Sproughton Road and Farthing Road is on your left, turn before Ipswich Volkswagen which is on the corner.  Travel down Farthing Road, following it round to the right, until you see the Corbel-signed building on your left.


The nearest mainline stations are Ipswich (2.69 mi), Westerfield (3.42 mi) and Derby Road (3.81 mi). Our facility is a short ride by taxi (or Uber) to Farthing Road, as per our “Travelling by Car” directions.

Food and Drink

Light refreshments and a buffet will be available at the facility. Nearby places to eat include Burger King and a Morrisons superstore a few minutes away along Sproughton Road.





Entrance to the Open Day is free but we do ask that all attendees pre-register, we will not be able to accept registrations on the door. Please fill out your details below and we’ll send you your registration details via email by return.

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