Bond Williams in Partnership with Frettens Solicitors & DataHelp

Helping clients to be GDPR ready

This morning saw our most popular event yet, oversubscribed with more than 150 delegates booked on to attend Bond Williams Professional Recruitment’s specialist talk: “Helping Clients to be GDPR-ready” in partnership with Frettens Solicitors and Robert Wassall from DataHelp; at AFC Bournemouth, Vitality Stadium.

It’s a hot topic: GDPR compliance, and this morning’s seminar from Bond Williams was all about the changes to the data that companies hold and how to manage these changes which will come into force in May 2018. Legal experts Paul Burton and Sarah Sillar from Frettens Solicitors employment and commercial teams joined us to help clients navigate through the GDPR minefield in a way that was relevant to them.


Paul specialises in Employment Law and took us through the impending changes from an HR and employee data perspective. Sarah is a Commercial Solicitor and, as non-compliance would have an effect on business reputation she explained how adherence with GDPR will play a key role in the success (and valuation) of a company.


Robert Wassall LL.B, a solicitor and data protection expert from DataHelp with more than 30 years’ experience in the legal profession also joined us at this morning’s seminar to talk about compliance, risk management and the GDPR 5-Step Plan to help businesses to be fully prepared for the GDPR in plenty of time.


As we know, the GDPR will significantly change and update the data protection regime in the UK. Given that clients deal with a raft of personal data on a daily basis, today’s workshop ensured an understanding on how to comply with the new regime.


Claire Bond, Director of Bond Williams Professional says:

“The GDPR seeks to introduce higher and more stringent regulations upon those whose hold and process personal data. Unsurprisingly, today’s seminar was one of our busiest yet, it was fantastic to see such a large group of professionals looking to get ahead of the regulations, take time to understand what changes will be needed, and what steps they need to take to implement these processes right now. A massive thank you to all of our speakers, Paul, Sarah and Robert who are working hard to ensure adherence with GDPR and how this will play a key role in the success, client engagement and valuations of businesses moving forward.”

Following a recent redundancy announcement, my line manager highly recommended Bond Williams as he had used them previously both on a personal and corporate level. I was not disappointed. They take the time to meet you face to face, listen actively to your situation and wishes before sourcing some innovative and appropriate leads. Needless to say that I have secured an exciting role at a cutting edge company which I would not have considered or secured an interview for without the assistance of Bond Williams, and Hannah Darby in particular.

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