Welcome to AST Risk Consultancy & Training Services
Developing Business & Colleague Capability, Culture and Risk Insight
AST Risk Consultancy & Training Services Ltd specialise in Operational Risk, Information Security & Cyber threats and Business Continuity Management. The consultancy brings a wealth of Risk Management experience and expertise developed from over 30 years building capability in the Financial Services sector to work with businesses to protect their brand and reputation from an ever increasing threat landscape.Read more
Operational Risk exists in every business regardless of size, complexity or market sector. Put simply, it is the potential risk arising from “day to day operations”, the risk of loss either through inadequate or failed internal processes, your people, your systems or from external events.
The evolution of the security threat landscape is relentless and the need to understand the risks and potential impact to your business has never been greater. Businesses must be aware of and take steps to preserve:
It is essential that businesses have a robust approach towards continuity to protect against potential interruptions from internal or external incidents or from threats such as terrorism, Cyber, economic instability, climatic or environmental matters.
Training & Awareness
All businesses need to take risks to achieve their strategic objectives, however the prevailing risk culture combined with the underlying level of colleague risk awareness and capability, can make the business significantly better or worse at managing these risks.
What our people say
We engaged AST Risk Consultancy to carry out a thorough review of our policies, procedures and risk management within our company. AST Risk Consultancy provided us with a clear overview report setting out the key areas we would be looking at. We then had a meeting with Alan Stenhouse to go through in detail all our processes, procedures and attitudes to give a comprehensive understanding of how we operate. The meetings were very structured to make the most of the time and Alan was very personable and professional, ensuring we were covering all areas planned and also encouraging full disclosure. Swiftly thereafter, we were provided with a written report setting out the key areas where we could enhance our business controls and risk management framework within our business and how best to achieve this. Alan and AST Risk Consultancy have always been on hand to offer further advice and we have been very impressed with the comprehensive, efficient and professional service provided throughout.
I truly valued Alan’s insight, judgement and input in driving forward the implementation of an effective Risk framework for our Division. His wealth of Risk Management experience, pragmatic approach and engaging communication style were key in successfully raising the level of awareness, colleague advocacy and overall Risk Management capability. Thank you Alan. I would have no hesitation in contacting you should we require assistance in future.
Alan was a great person to have in the team. He has a genuine focus on the development of his team and those around him, together with injecting energy and humour, and showing resilience when needed. Added to his personal characteristics he has core risk management skills, especially from the perspective of the control environment.