Getting ready for GDPR

By now you probably know that a new data protection law come into force this May and will affect anyone who collects and holds personal information, such as names and email addresses of members, customers, suppliers and newsletter subscribers.

Solicitor Stuart McIntosh will be guest speaker at the March meeting of  WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) in Burton-on-Trent, where he will explain what steps women, who work or volunteer, may need to take to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Stuart is a director of Staffordshire company Four Oaks Legal Services and has a special interest in digital issues. After his presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The meeting takes place at Burton’s Holiday Inn Express hotel, 2nd Avenue Parkway, Centrum 100 Estate, on Wednesday March 14 from 7pm to 9pm and will cost £8 for non-WiRE members and £5 for members of WiRE.

One of the group’s three leaders, Elaine Pritchard, said: “We know that many small businesses and sole traders, not-for-profit groups and small organisations are getting concerned about what GDPR will mean for them. Any women who work, or volunteer for charities and good causes, are welcome to attend this meeting which offers a chance to get bespoke advice and information from an experienced solicitor.”

The WiRE member giving a 10-minute presentation about what she does will be Heather Gallagher, Principal of StageScreen drama school.

For more details, and to book a place, go to