GDPR Systems and Marketing Masterclass: Ensuring compliance with new Data P...

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AMP Technology Centre

Advanced Manufacturing Park

Brunel Way


S60 5WG

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Since the 25th of May 2018, businesses in the UK have needed to comply with new regulations when it comes to data protection and how they handle personal data. Tougher sanctions have been introduced with fines at a level that could jeopardise the future of some businesses. This masterclass aims to raise awareness of what is required since May 2018.

This masterclass also looks at the impact GDPR is having on marketing and steps businesses will have taken to ensure compliance when undertaking marketing activity.

Session Content

The Masterclass will look at:

• What is GDPR?
• Why is this legislation required?
• Business threats
• Account / password management
• How does GDPR affect me?
• What data can I keep and why?
• Impact on marketing
• Network security
• Consequences of a breach
• Protections available
• Backup strategy
• What steps do businesses need to take?

What are the benefits to my business?

• An increased awareness of the scope and impact of GDPR
• Guidance on steps to take to ensure compliance with GDPR (Policies, contracts, processes, data storage, destruction, consent)
• Update on technological threats faced by businesses
• Understanding of the consequences of failing to comply with GDPR
• Advice on technology to prevent/limit data breaches
• Advice on how to market compliantly once GDPR comes in to effect

Who is the masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the below eligibility criteria is met. It is aimed at Business Owners, Managing Directors, Operations Directors, Operations Managers, Finance Directors, HR Managers

Who is leading it?

The session will be led by:

Liam Kenealy – Head of Employment, Spencers Solicitors
Liam is an experienced employment lawyer who advises both individuals and businesses across a wide range of employment and HR issues. He is a skilled negotiator and an advocate of best practice in all areas of employment and has a superb reputation for his representation of clients at Tribunal.

In addition to Employment Law, Liam has developed a niche specialism in representing medical professionals in professional disciplinary proceedings involving the Nursing & Midwifery Council & General Medical Council.

Richard Thompson – Sales & Marketing Director, Central Technology

Richard studied Information Systems and Spanish at Sheffield Hallam University whilst establishing Central Technology in 2002. As a founder of Central Technology, Richard Thompson has more than 18 years experience within the managed services market; helping customers to resolve their business challenges with a clear IT strategy and solution.

Richard started out as an IT Systems Engineer but with a passion for customer service, sales and marketing was a natural fit. Richard has devoted his work full-time to Central Technology which has grown from 2 to 50 people with an annual turnover approaching £5million.

Richard particularly enjoys inbound marketing, engaging with customers or prospects and working with the CT team to achieve united goals.


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This masterclass is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker here: A part of your busiuness must be based in one of the following districts:

Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

To find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), please visit:

Please note that if your firm that is part of a larger Group you may need to include staff headcount, turnover, balance sheet data for the Group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

We are pleased to be able to provide this masterclass free of charge due to funding from the European Regional Development Fund. There are a number of eligibility criteria for attendees which we will check using the online registration questions and in a phone call to every attendee prior to the event.


Q/ How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

A/ Email

Q/ What are my parking options at the venue?

A/ There is ample free parking at the venue.

Q/ How accessible is the venue?

A/ There are no accessibility issues at the venue.

Q/ I would like to bring a colleague, is this ok?

A/ No, only one attendee per company is permitted.

Q/ Will refreshments be provided?

A/ Yes. Refreshments will be provided.

This event will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.

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