The March Hothouse

As the clocks spring forward, we tick off step 1.1 out of lockdown with a sense of growing optimism building across the business community, alongside the governments growth plan focused on our building back better.   This month we look at what it means to be a responsible business, whilst becoming a force for good in supporting others and the environment.  We share tips on managing resistance to change and provide a refresher on GDPR.

Are you building a responsible business?

With calls to #buildbackbetter, there is huge potential to gain competitive advantage by being recognised for your positive actions in support of the environment and social change. Nicky explores how integrating kindness into your culture, reducing your environmental impact and supporting the local community, are the first steps for positive change. Read more here

Joe Lynch

Congratulations Joe !

Over the coming months Joe will be supporting the Leeds Castle Foundation with the development of their long term tourism infrastructure strategy.  Utilising his extensive experience of the UK tourism industry Joe will be advising on the creation of a better visitor experience, securing a sustainable future for Leeds Castle for many more years to come.  Investing for the Future


7 tips for overcoming employee resistance to returning into the workplace

Whilst for many people they can’t wait to get back to ‘normal’ and join their colleagues in the workplace, we are hearing from a number of our clients that they have begun to encounter resistance from some not so keen to go back to how working life used to be. As Adastra HR recommend, there are ways in which as responsible business owners and leaders we can reassure our teams and manage this next period of change. Read more here

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The Business Bitesize Series

This month we discuss developing a CRM strategy, the power of PR and getting your business plan into shape.  Coming in April – Managing your business out of lockdown, a GDPR refresher and the key to product innovation.  Tune in for Business Bitesize

What are the current GDPR rules?

We are currently in a ‘bridge’ period with the EU when it comes to GDPR having incorporated UK GDPR into UK data protection law prior to Brexit. The advice from the team at Cognitive Law is as a responsible business, you should review your policies now and make sure the whole team are clear on what it takes to be compliant.  Your GDPR questions answered


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