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GDPR – it’s not all gloom and doom


That was the message at the Wealden networking breakfast held at Buxted Park Hotel, held in partnership with Wealden District Council.

David Jamieson of The Jamieson Consultancy, a member firm based in Hastings, addressed an 80-strong business audience on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and how they will apply in a smaller business setting (pictured).

The Regulations take effect from 25 May this year and it is important that businesses prepare to ensure they are compliant. David’s message was that in doing so there could be business opportunities.

He said that in auditing and cleaning customer and prospect data this will help focus business owners on quality rather than quantity and on the most valuable business intelligence. He gave an example of a client who was able to surface a pool of business opportunities that would otherwise have lain dormant. 

David expertly handled a lively Q and A discussion and was agreeable to returning for another session later in 2018. Watch this space! Councillor Roy Galley from Wealden District Council opened the breakfast and Clive Soper, FSB’s South East Policy representative, closed proceedings with thanks and an FSB business update.

The Wealden joint networking events are held three times a year with the next two 2018 dates set as 13 June and 20 November. Members and non-members are welcome. Businesses can also gain vital GDPR advice through FSB’s resource hub, website, magazine and webinars.