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Data security and staff training on the agenda at Basepoint’s networking event


Over 40 local businesses attended The Newhaven Enterprise Centre’s monthly Networking Hub on Thursday 17th October for presentations on data security and staff training.

Guest speaker, Mark Hadley from Shredder Neat, gave an informative presentation on data security and how it can affect businesses. Mark explained that the Information Commissioner’s Office can fine companies up to £500,000 for data breaches, and how we’re now moving into new technology, such as the cloud, and that archiving can present issues particularly troublesome to small businesses.

Also speaking was Abigail Shepherd from Wild Weasel Training, who said that staff training should be an ongoing practice amongst businesses, and that businesses can often spend more money on their marketing and branding, yet fail to invest in their own staff which can result in future complications.

Roxanne Haid, centre manager at the Basepoint operated business centre, comments: “We’re really pleased that we had such a strong turnout at our recent Networking Hub, and are especially grateful to our guest speakers for their informative and insightful presentations.”

The event was sponsored by Sussex Signs, with 100% of the sponsorship fee match-funded by The ACT Foundation and donated to the centre’s chosen charity, FitzRoy Newhaven.