Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

74 days to go... 74 days until the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, businesses around Europe are beginning to speculate what this will mean for them and evaluating how they will need to begin to mould and adapt to the new changes in the law. Knowing how your organisation will be affected … Continue reading Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

How prepared is your business in the event of a cyber security breach?

How can cyber attacks affect my business? As technology becomes more advanced cyber security is becoming something every business needs to consider. A successful cyber attack can have a major effect on your business reputation and the trust of your consumers. How will my reputation be affected? Trust from your consumers is essential when growing … Continue reading How prepared is your business in the event of a cyber security breach?

How is Artificial Intelligence affecting the legal sector?

As technology is becoming more advanced with the introduction of smartphone apps providing a wide variety of services, how long will it be before you can get legal advice from your smartphone? It may be closer than you think. In 2016 a second-year student at Stanford University created “the world’s first robot lawyer”, called DoNotPay, … Continue reading How is Artificial Intelligence affecting the legal sector?

Brexit and the Northern Powerhouse: Doom & Gloom or New Opportunities on the Horizon?

It’s not just the ‘Fog on the Tyne’ which appears to be casting a dark cloud over the North. On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) and the aftermath has left the future of the North of England in considerable uncertainty. For some time many … Continue reading Brexit and the Northern Powerhouse: Doom & Gloom or New Opportunities on the Horizon?

How important is your business image?

Last month, food and drink giants Nestlè announced they had cancelled their sponsorship with the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), due to fear that the recent corruption and doping scandals enveloping athletics would damage its public image. This begs the question: how important is your business image? The importance of having a good image … Continue reading How important is your business image?

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act – How will affect you?

On 26th March 2015, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act received royal assent. This Act aims to encourage more SME start-ups by reducing the barriers that they face in their drive to innovate, grow and compete. How does this affect you? You may be surprised! Small and medium sized enterprises make up 99% of … Continue reading The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act – How will affect you?