Simon West

Simon WestPartner, Nett Sales LLP.

Simon has spent his career running sales teams and using these skills to set up and run three successful businesses. He knows first hand the challenges businesses face in attracting and retaining customers while dealing with relevant legislative changes such as the General Data Protection Regulations as applicable to sales and marketing. 

After Dinner Talk: GDPR – Will your business survive it?

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force from 25 May 2018 and it will affect every business that holds data on their prospects and customers.

It is perceived as a compliance issue, to do with data and IT systems so compliance in most businesses has been handed to someone technical. 

The reality is that for smaller businesses this is a survival issue.  Without the ability to generate business from your database, you won’t survive and GDPR could be putting your ability to generate new business at threat. 

However, you’ve not missed the boat.. yet!  Simon’s talk will take you through how GDPR applies to your sales and marketing data and how, if you take careful action, you stand a good chance of being able to both continue marketing to your data as well as avoiding the significant fines being talked about.

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