gdb - Diamond Rough Cut - February 2021

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Diamond Rough Cut February 2021


Hello from Jeff Many of you will know Jeff ‘three sheds’ Downs (see page 21 if you are mystified). Jeff was elected to the gdb's Executive Council in September and I am now very pleased to announce that he has been appointed as the new Chairman of gdb. When he is not preoccupied with garden sheds, Jeff is MD of Quantum and an expert in sales effectiveness. He has already brought that expertise to bear as an active member of gdb including by establishing and running Diamond Leaders – our gdb peer group for entrepreneurs and business leaders. I am sure you will want to join me in congratulating Jeff and wishing him every success as, on behalf of all members, he leads our Executive Council. I am also very pleased to announce Diamond Training - our new partnership with Chichester College Group (CCG). For full details, including on how to register your interest, please see the next couple of pages. To support the further development of this programme, CCG are offering a limited number of free Training Needs Analyses. Please let Mandi know if you are interested (mandi@gatwickdiamondbusiness.com). Diamond Training is open to gdb members only and is one of three new membership benefits we are launching, each aimed particularly at supporting businesses through the recovery and beyond. Watch this space for news on the other two! Like Diamond Training, they will draw on the strength and depth of the gdb business community. Thanks to all contributors to this edition of Diamond Rough Cut. As ever, it is so good to see how much is going on within our community even in these challenging times.

Jeff Downs


Diamond Training

For more information please visit - https://www.chigroup.ac.uk/gdb


Diamond Training

For more information please visit - https://www.chigroup.ac.uk/gdb


A Positive Sign FASTSIGNS have kicked off 2021 with a move to new premises. Owner, Melanie Martinez told us about their excitement at finding the perfect new home for the business. We had outgrown our old unit and knew we needed larger premises in order to expand. Having traded in Crawley for 25 years we've worked with many local companies for such a long time now that we knew we wanted to stay in Manor Royal. I’ve been a member of gdb for over 15 years and the relationships we have built through networking along with being part of the Manor Royal Bid are invaluable. They certainly played a huge part in our decision as to where we would like to relocate. After what has been such an uncertain year for us all we are thrilled to be starting the year on a positive note. Working in a space with the potential to fulfil our vision for FASTSIGNS future is fantastic and we are all extremely excited�. You can now find us at Unit 15 Lloyds Court, Manor Royal, Crawley RH10 9QX For any enquiries, please call 01293 520776 www.fastsigns.com/854

Jose, Mel and Alan


“Mystic” Matthew Tyson’s, Budget Predictions Matthew Tyson, Managing Director at Richard Place Dobson (RPD), Crawley based Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors has put together his budget predictions for 2021-2022. The budget is set for the 3rd of March and given the current economic and social backdrop, for the speculators amongst you, his personal predictions are: 1. All Income Tax rates and bands will be frozen for 12 months 2. from April 2022, Corporation Tax could rise to 20% 3. Pension tax relief cap to be reduced from £40,000 to £30,000 4. Capital Gains Tax Entrepreneurs Relief to be maintained at £1m lifetime allowance 5. Capital Gains Tax main rates to increase from 10% and 20% to 20% and 40%, to align more with Income 6. Tax VAT – Some form of temporary relief to the hospitality sector for twelve months 7. VAT rates and thresholds to be otherwise frozen 8. Fuel and alcohol duties to be frozen Matthew said: “So ‘freezing’ is much the order of the day I predict for the year ahead - coinciding with the temperature!”. http://www.placedobson.co.uk/.

Matthew Tyson


Bascule Disability Training Stays Online for 2021

Bascule Disability Training will continue to provide online disability awareness training in 2021, following the success of its new internet-based programme. The social enterprise based in Southampton, is offering training dates up until July 2021, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn and understand the organisational benefits of becoming a more inclusive business, from their home. Managing Director Chris Jay said, “The pandemic has allowed us to really explore and rethink how we deliver training, and already we have had huge success with our fully interactive online sessions. We are very much looking forward to training in 2021!” Bascule’s training covers the business and social case for cultural change around disability, communication techniques, current legislation, appropriate language and etiquette, inclusive working environments and much more. If you would like to attend an online session, head to www.bascule.com/online-training Training is £45.00. Use the code 'earlybird' for 25% off.


Sussex Wildlife Trust TV Maintaining a connection with the natural world is more important than ever to ensure we're taking good care of our health and wellbeing. Beat those winter (lockdown) blues with a dose of nature by discovering the wildlife of Sussex from the comfort of your own home. Sussex Wildlife Trust will be presenting a series of online talks, quizzes and webinars on Sussex Wildlife Trust TV www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/discover/go-wildat-home/sussex-wildlife-trust-tv If you would like to discuss other ways to stay connected with nature contact Louise at Sussex Wildlife Trust LouiseCollins@sussexwt.org.uk

Resilience During the Vaccination Phase A recent article in New Scientist (16.01.21, page 11) intrigued me… showing how a positive mood increases the effectiveness of a vaccine. This was demonstrated by measuring antibodies over a period of 1-4 months after the jab. If I was to turn the scientific findings into a resilience ‘to-do’ list, give these things a go on the day you receive a flu-shot (and other days too!): 1. Do whatever you can to get yourself into a positive mood on the day of your vaccine (e.g. how great it would be to be flu free!) 2. Name at least 20 friends. 3. Think of people who will listen to you when you need to talk and who would help you if you needed it. 4. If you are in a happy, satisfying romantic relationship, think about your partner. 5. Stop and appreciate moments of kindness, optimism and social inclusion.

Joe Cheal, Imaginarium Learning & Development. http://imaginariumdev.com


2021 Cashflow Vaccine for your Business

As the government’s announcement of Lockdown 3.0 still rings loudly in our ears, many are looking at new avenues to source much needed cash or income for their businesses.

As leading Research & Development tax credit specialists, Access2Funding see every day how innovation, adaptation and responding to the unexpected is at the heart of British business. In 2020 alone, Access2Funding supported SMEs across the UK to claim over £22m in R&D Tax Relief, successfully returning over £11.7m during the previous lockdown. Many more companies are performing R&D than realise it, and not claiming the benefits – with just a 30 minute chat to Sam Watkins today, you could find out if you are eligible, call her on 07936 943 425 or email s.watkins@access2funding.co.uk www.access2funding.co.uk

Bluebell Digital Hits the Airwaves

Director Barney Durrant was interviewed on Radio Reverb for the latest Brighton Business Show hosted by Lisa Moore. During the show, all three guests tackle issues related to small and medium-sized businesses. Sussex University talk about their services to help local businesses in their entrepreneurial journey and the Federation of Small Businesses detail their advisory, legal and insurance services and networking aimed at smaller companies. Last but not least, Barney gives some tips on how small businesses can market themselves effectively online from social media to SEO and advertising. Head to the link below to listen to Eva from Sussex University's Catalyst Team and Andrew from the FSB or go straight to 36 mins to hear Barney's advice on getting the best from digital marketing for small businesses. Click here to listen http://www.bluebelldigital.co.uk


Coast to Capital EU Transition Gatwick Diamond Business is working with Coast to Capital LEP to understand the challenges & opportunities for business (in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and East Surrey) as a result of the changed relationship with the EU. These opportunities and challenges could include: Tariffs on imports & exports Access to Markets – & possibly new ones Access to supply chains - & possibly new ones Recruitment & staffing Access to materials & supplies Data & IP All and every opinion is welcome. This information will help shape support, advice, guidance and access to funding to help you through these uncertain times. If you would like to take part, Jeremy Taylor of The Company Connector who is working with us on this important project: jeremy.taylor@thecompanyconnector.com / 07831 148064. https://thecompanyconnector.com/ https://www.coast2capital.org.uk/


gdb Re-Energise 2021

On 21st January 2021, Business Owners, Managers and Leaders from in and around the Gatwick Diamond, came together online to attend the 5th Annual gdb Re-Energise Conference. Created to inspire and motivate at the start of each new y ear, this year’s event was a welcome tonic for all who attended, especially following the unprecedented challenges of 2020. Expertly compered by John Young, TV News Presenter and reporter, delegates were treated to four thought provoking presentations from the excellent line up of speakers.

Angie Doll, Southern Railway & Gatwick Express, gave a heartfelt presentation about ‘the power of believing we can’, followed by Scott McArthur, Future of work vlogger, commentator and consultant, who captivated everyone with his anecdotal messages; “be a gardener” as a leader, and suggesting “time well spent” as an alternative KPI. Following a short break, Glen Richardson, Composer, Actor, Singer, Comedian & Musical Director, delighted everyone with his live music, giving some interesting insights and humorous observations on the importance of sound. The final speaker, Hayley Barnard, MIX Diversity Developers & Professional Adventurer, inspired everyone as she unpicked Imposter Syndrome and how to deal with the “inner bully”. She shared her childhood lesson of “if you don’t ask you don’t get” and explained the influence these had on her ability to cope when she swam the English Channel and then later, found herself leading an expedition across the Arctic. The conference concluded with an excellent interactive panel session, giving delegates the opportunity to ask questions and engage further with the speakers. Huge thanks to everyone who supported gdb Re-Energise, with special mention to our Headline Sponsor, Thakeham Group, event sponsors Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Southern Railways & Gatwick Express, and Technical Streaming sponsor Avensys, without whom we could not have delivered this truly re-energising conference!


LawEasier – an online legal service from Mayo Wynne Baxter As we struggle through another national lockdown we would like to introduce LawEasier, our new online legal service which gives you free access to comprehensive guides that can help answer those legal queries without the price tag. That's not all, you can also create your own bespoke legal documents and letters too. It uses your answers to create a bespoke and legally correct document. Don’t worry this isn't robots, it’s a cleaver bit of AI that asks all the questions solicitors would but at a cheaper rate. We haven’t replaced our solicitors and all our lawyers are still available on the phone, via email or via Zoom. But sometimes you may not need expert advice, you just need a reliable source of information available 24/7. All our LawEasier documents are available on a 'try-before-you-buy' basis so why not see just how easy we have made it!

www.mayowynnebaxter.co.uk


Working from How to Avoid home Tech ‘Work-Home Tips Blurring’ Another day. Another lockdown.

WFH is part of life now, here are some Tech Tips for you to help maintain a comfortable work from home environment: Time management - take regular breaks to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Using an app like Clockify can enable you to manage your time efficiently. Screen breaks - To keep up your concentration and motivation, you'll need to take screen breaks. Go for a walk, step outside for five minutes, or even do some yoga by downloading an app such as Pocket Yoga. Internet connection - Almost everything you need to work is accessible via the internet - slow connections are frustrating. Test your connection - A good internet speed is above 25 Mbps - this supports streaming, online gaming, web browsing etc, depending on how many people are using the internet will affect internet speed. Ingenio Technologies hello@ingeniotech.co.uk 01273 806211 https://www.ingeniotech.co.uk/

Joe Cheal At the end of the working day, you could: Update your to-do list with things that are still outstanding. This helps put work to bed and means you don’t need to remember it all overnight. Switch off laptop/devices. Hear the click of the closing laptop… and relax! Close the door to the work area or if working in a living area, put everything away (lap-top/paperwork/workphone into a box). Avoid getting sucked back into work because someone in your team (or your manager) is working different hours to you. Let others know your core hours (e.g. at the bottom of your emails). Or switch on the ‘out of office’ message on your email. Get changed. Or at the very least, change your shoes. Go for a quick drive (if that allows you to relax)! Some people go and simply sit in their car for a few minutes, listening to the radio. Joe Cheal, Imaginarium Learning & Development, is author of “Driving Your Destiny” http://imaginariumdev.com/


Christmas at Crawley Open House

As usual we were deluged with generosity, thoughtfulness and goodwill at Christmas, from all sections of our community. gdb members were well represented in bringing donations or help in other ways – thanks so much to Vail Williams, Grant Thornton, Holiday Inn Gatwick Worth, DNA, MHA Carpenter Box, Irwin Mitchell, Nestle, Harwoods and Control Energy Costs for your kindness. Apologies to any other gdb members I missed or was unaware of. As for most of us Christmas was sadly a more muted occasion than we would have liked, but we still managed a socially distanced festive show arranged by 2 of the residents, and a huge traditional Christmas Day lunch was served to the 32 residents of the hostel and new move-on unit in Three Bridges. We can only continue our vital work amongst the homeless and vulnerable of the area due to the ongoing generosity of our local community. Please contact me to see how you can help during 2021, when things are going to get no easier for the homeless, and those seeking to care for them. Ian Wilkins Crawley Open House ian.wilkins@crawleyopenhouse.co.uk www.crawleyopenhouse.co.uk


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Tails from our pets during lockdown

Claire Scaramanga has a cat called Sophie; she is a purebred and displays the kind of flagrant superiority that comes with selective breeding – much like royalty. Sophie has developed an addiction to Dreamies and has commandeered the throne of the spinning office chair as her favorite place to sit and covers it with her fur. Sarah Moran has Sushi, a rather social black and white rescue cat who loves getting in on a Zoom call and flashing his tail. He sees anyone he meets either online or in-person as a potential feeder so attempts to befriend them accordingly. Josh Martin has noticed that Smudge, his white and black cat, now refuses to use the cat flap and meows loudly until Josh gives in and goes downstairs to let her out. Finally, we have Simon Leadbetter who is owner of Iggy, a puppy who is energetic, excitable and loves joining in on new business pitches. He is also a fan of licking faces. Iggy has a trip to the vets scheduled this week for some minor day surgery - castration! So, if you are having a bad week just remember that poor Iggy is losing his balls so it could be worse! https://scaramanga.agency/

Smudge, Iggy, Sushi and Sophie


Thank you - how your donations are helping the local hospitals The support of local businesses is proving invaluable in helping patients and staff in Gatwick Diamond hospitals at East Surrey (Redhill), Crawley, and Horsham. You are helping us support staff welfare, and go further for patients and families. This includes through funding urgent psychological support for staff, as well as creating new rest areas, and supporting smaller ideas from staff like foot massagers for intensive care colleagues, working 12 hour shifts on their feet in full PPE, and providing sofas and coffee machines for the Emergency Department and Ear Nose Throat teams at this time of intense pressure. At a time of necessary visiting restrictions, your donations have also helped us provide tablet devices for every ward in SASH NHS Trust for patients to communicate with loved ones. Thank you for being with us. To find out more visit www.sashcharity.org or contact us: sash.charity@nhs.net


New Partner Appointments Mark Positive New Year Start for MHA Carpenter Box Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box has signalled its continued investment in service expansion in 2021 with the appointment of two new partners within its Tax Services team. Rachel Pearce has been promoted to Partner from her current position of Tax Director. She specialises in the construction and real estate sectors, advising property developers and investors on how to structure their tax affairs efficiently. As a Partner, Rachel will have greater involvement in the strategic direction of the business. Anthony Davies joins the practice as Partner at Gatwick following the merger of his tax advice and planning business with MHA Carpenter Box. He brings with him 17 years’ industry experience, together with in-depth knowledge of tax planning technology and cloud services. Stuart Noakes, Head of Tax at MHA Carpenter Box, added: “I’m thrilled that Rachel and Anthony have both joined as Partners in the Tax Services Group. They bring with them a wealth of expertise and valuable experience to the partnership which will help us to further strengthen our in-house tax offering for clients. As we look ahead to 2021 and beyond our focus will be to continue to deliver the practical advice and support to help clients maximise their tax-efficiency whilst achieving their objectives.” www.carpenterbox.com

Rachel Pearce & Anthony Davies


Are you wearing too many hats when it comes to running your business?

It’s easy to get caught up not only in sales, but production, customer service, logistics, staffing and finance. As more businesses move to an online presence, you also have to be a savvy digital marketer. Digital marketing continues to become the foremost source of trade for businesses. This means that having the right staff with the right digital skills A Digital Apprentice can: Help you create brand identity and awareness Promote your products Monitor data, market analytics and ROI Create customer engagement Manage social media platforms Increase traffic to web-based platforms through SEO Create content for your digital channels Creative Process can help you create your own in-house digital strategists. We can assist you in either recruiting an apprentice in to your business or help you access apprenticeship funding to upskill an existing member of staff. Philip Perryman philip@creativeprocessdigital.com www.creativeprocessdigital.com


Mis-sold contracts At Control Energy Costs, we are seeing and hearing about more businesses who have been mis-sold an energy contract by a broker. Unfortunately, mis selling is no new occurrence, and it happens across many industries that focus on a commissionbased financial reward. Here are some common sales tactics that can be used to deceive: Cold calling with hard-sales tactics Ensuring you agree verbally to a contract over the phone and not giving you time to consider the offer and look at alternatives Speaking to a junior team member and persuading them to agree to a contract over the phone Claiming to be from the incumbent supplier and pressuring a renegotiation of the current contract Claiming to be from a Government organisation Not disclosing the percentage commission or fixed fee they will receive from signing you up as a client The world of energy is complex, and there are so many ways an energy contract can be mis-sold. If you think you might have been misled by an energy broker or have a question about energy for your business, why not get in touch. We have written a free guide about working with an energy broker, which you can download from our website: https://cec.uk.com/tpi-ebook


Your new job could be closer than you think

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has launched a new local employment website in collaboration with the borough’s major employers. At this critical time, and with many residents looking for a job or a career change, the website – ‘Reigate & Banstead Works’ - is dedicated to mapping the local employment landscape and employment opportunities. Residents using the website will find information about the key industry sectors and major employers locally. Other key features include a live job search, CV builder and links to free, online digital and employability skills resources, supporting people to improve their chances in the marketplace. Although currently focused on Reigate & Banstead, there is opportunity to expand the site to cover the wider Gatwick Diamond area. Councillor Eddy Humphreys, Executive Member for Business and Economy at the Council, says: “We know that working locally can be very positive for many people, improving their work-life balance, while also improving community ties, and supporting the local economy to thrive. We hope this new, dynamic site will help the borough’s residents find a local job they love.” http://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/


Jeff ‘Three Sheds' Downs settles into his new home on the coast.

Jeff and his wife Lesley made the move down to Bracklesham Bay, Chichester in the Autumn. The house has no garage, so they had quite a big need for storage, so they decided to install 3 sheds rather than one big one in order to get that ‘beach hut’ vibe going. It involved some major landscaping including extending the patio, but all is done now with Caribbean colours to brighten up the dark winter days. Short of being able to go on a cruise to St Lucia, Jeff says that they are looking forward to the summer when they can lounge in the tropical sunshine of Bracklesham Bay and sip a few Caribbean cocktails and rum punches. In the words of the song: “Do you like Pina Colada?” http://www.quantum-sales.com/


Is your business being held to ransom by your IT Manager? Extech Cloud explains the importance of IT Management Many business Leaders and Entrepreneurs are aware that they need to make their IT more efficient to grow the business. Sounds simple, yet quite often IT Managers block EVERY suggestion even when they are told that there is a better way. Don’t bury your head in the sand! It’s time to accept that you will - more than likely - get negative feedback from your IT Manager when you’re looking to do something different. For businesses where this conundrum sounds familiar, the team of IT experts at Extech Cloud can help, with a focus on transitioning businesses to the cloud to work smarter, not harder. A move to the cloud doesn’t have to be scary. Digital transformation with Extech Cloud ensures that you have the systems in place that you need when you need them. Speak to the experts to get the facts. Contact the team on +44 (0) 1444 443200, email info@extech.co.uk www.extechcloud.com


Brighton College new Science and Sports Centre

The college appointed TSProfessional SOUND + LIGHT to provide all the audio-visual systems in this new innovative building. One major item supplied was a four-metre-wide LED screen fitted in the Atrium area. Using an iPad, wireless control of the display and sound system is possible with a variety of programme inputs. SKY TV, content from the College’s network and even the score board from the nearby outside Cricket Pitch may be displayed. Also installed in another area of the building is the house lighting, video and surround sound systems in a 40-seat cinema, which also used as a lecture theatre. With a 12,000-lumen laser video projector and nine loudspeaker surround sound system it is all controlled wirelessly using an iPad. Working closely with the Main contractor, McLaren throughout the initial construction phases, the work was finish on time and within budget. Email: sales@tsprofessional.co.uk 01444 23 30 30 www.tsprofessional.co.uk

Vulcan Ellis grow their team Crawley Main Contractor Vulcan Ellis Ltd are delighted to welcome to their growing team Sam Long as Commercial Director. Sam brings with him a wealth of experience. Ian Poulsum, Vulcan Ellis’s MD added: “I am delighted Sam has joined us, he is an excellent addition to our dynamic team. These are exciting times for Vulcan Ellis as we continue to grow our business. The COVID pandemic has led to project delays, but exceptional work from a dedicated team and working with fantastic clients, we are battling through and have an exciting pipeline of work in 2021 as well as a number of our own housing developments in planning”. Please get in touch if you would like advice with your building project or have land that might be appropriate for repurposing or for housing development. www.vulcanellis.co.uk Sam Long


Kreston Reeves makes deal shortlist Accountants, business and financial advisers Kreston Reeves has been shortlisted for the South East Dealmakers Awards 2021 for Deal of the Year 2021 (transaction size below £10m), for its role in the Investment in Mixergy by Foresight Williams Technology. The winners for each category will be announced at the annual South East Dealmakers awards dinner on 17th June 2021. Foresight Williams Technology made a £1.6m investment into Mixergy, which has developed a smart hot water tank that provides a better user experience for customers, saves energy and can help balance the National Grid. The investment is funding growth, having secured a national roll-out, and supports expansion into Europe. Further details can be found at www.foresightwilliams.co.uk/casestudy/mixergy/ Jack Clipsham, Corporate Finance Partner at Kreston Reeves comments: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for our role in this deal. Despite the difficulties of 2020 and the postponement of a number of transactions during Q2, the investment and M & A sector bounced back in Q3 and has remained reasonably buoyant since. We are seeing an appetite for investment and deal opportunities continuing into this year and we look forward to playing a key role in this here in the South East.” www.krestonreeves.com


Roffey Park Institute Bringing virtual learning to life, anywhere and anytime

At Roffey Park Institute we don’t believe people really learn just by reading content or watching a screen. Our approach to digital learning is based on the same principles as our face-to-face learning. We use the same expert live facilitation, collaborative and group dynamic approaches as we do in our classrooms. This gives your people an impactful learning experience that engages them as part of the learning process, makes them active participants and relates the learning to their context and needs. Our open programmes attract international participants and individuals from a range of industry sectors ensuring our learning draws upon diverse experiences. We also provide in-house and tailored digital training bespoke to your organisations needs. Our individual and team coaching will dive deeper and help unlock the potential for all. From leadership and management development, human resources, through to dealing with change and resilience. Find out more at www.roffeypark.ac.uk

Be brave, be responsible, be prepared

Government support initiatives provide essential funding for SMEs affected by the pandemic, but they can also create an overly rose-tinted view of actual business performance. Are there fundamental finance issues you need to be facing up to? This is a crucial question to ask yourself. Why? Because on the surface your business might look like it’s doing okay (relative to a ‘normal’ year, of course), but if the Government support wasn’t there, would you be taking action to streamline processes, cut costs, restructure? Be sure of your situation. Know your numbers and understand what the real position is in your business. There may or may not be a horribly scary monster lurking in the woods. But you need to grab the torch and check it out for yourself – for your own peace of mind and for essential planning for the months to come. If you want an honest conversation about how your business is doing, we’re happy to have a 30-minute call with you to help you get to that truth. Remember: the numbers never lie. Call us now on 01252 820002 or email hello@yourrighthand.co.uk to get the help and support you need for your specific situation. yourrighthand.co.uk


'Be the change' programme Foundation Supports Young People Through the Pandemic with Virtual Programme

The LoveLocalJobs Foundation C.I.C is to offer their 2021 ‘Be the Change’ programme to young people in a virtual format, for the first time since the programme was launched in 2015. Be the Change is an inspirational programme aimed at helping students who may face challenges and difficulties to realise their full potential. The programme focuses on happiness, confidence, hope, relationships and employability and encourages students to identify their personal barriers to success, before helping them find ways of overcoming them. The virtual offering coincides with the reintroduction of home-schooling, amid a crisis that has seen young people experience more severe stress and anxiety than in previous years. Sponsored by a plethora of leading local employers, the programme is set to make its biggest impact to date. To find out more about the programme, please visit https://www.lovelocaljobsfoundation.com/be-thechange.


Local companies work together Here's an example of collaborations achieving outstanding results gdb Members Chapter Three Consulting were contacted by SigniFlow to help them achieve ISO 27001 Information Security certification. Already ISO 9001 certified, SigniFlow® decided to engage Eddie Finch from Chapter Three Consulting to assist in advancing this accreditation process. SigniFlow UK country manager, Greig Orrell, said: “The process was thorough and involved, but Eddie worked with us here in the UK, and remotely with the team in South Africa, to make sure we sailed through our audit without any issues.” If you are interested in ISO 27001 for your business contact Eddie on eddie.finch@c3c.co.uk

http://www.c3c.co.uk


Events Tuesday 9th February– gdb Virtual Elevenses & Networking 10.30 - 11.30 Stay connected with the gdb Team and your fellow Members Free of Charge – gdb Members Only

Tuesday 9th March– gdb Virtual Elevenses & Networking 10.30 - 11.30 Stay connected with the gdb Team and your fellow Members Free of Charge – gdb Members Only

Thursday 18th February – "Ask the Expert" - with Southern Water: 'Water and the Environment' 10.00 - 11.00 Hear from Ian McAulay, Chief Executive of Southern Water Free of Charge for gdb Members Non-Member Fee Applies

Friday 18th March – How to Deliver a Webinar That's So Good People Won' Want it to End 11.00-11.50 Join BBC broadcaster (and gdb member) John Young — for his latest fast, fun and effective rollercoaster of a workshop. Free of Charge for gdb Members Non-Member Fee Applies

Friday 26th February – gdb February 2021 Members Meeting 11.30 -12.45 Stay connected with the gdb Team and your fellow Members Free of Charge for gdb Members Non-Member Fee Applies Wednesday 3rd March–Get to know gdb! 1.30 -2.30 Come along to this free virtual event to meet the gdb Team and get to know more about gdb! Free of Charge for New Members and Non-Members

Friday 26th March – gdb March 2021 Members Meeting with Thakeham Group 11..30 -12.45 Stay connected with the gdb Team and your fellow Members Free of Charge for gdb Members Non-Member Fee Applies


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