Event: GrowBiz XChange Networking Event
A chance to network and hear from a panel of experts on topics relevant to your business.
|Thu 28 Sep 2017
At our September XChange, we'll have a panel of experts talking on a range of topics relating to legislation relevant to your business - Health & Safety (Nina Fairweather), GDPR (Bravo Nyamudoka) & making tax digital for VAT legislation changes (Mark Barron). Each will last about 15-20 min slots with time for questions.
Health & Safety - Nina Fairweather is a highly experienced safety and security professional who has been working in the international hospitality and catering industry for over 30 years. Providing support and guidance to businesses in complex territories across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, in order to ensure business continuity, to maintain compliance, minimise loss and improve the safety culture across business.
Now located in Dundee, Fairweather Safety Consulting provides workable solutions to enable businesses to comply with environmental health and safety and security requirements and to demonstrate a visible commitment to health and safety. Delivering services such as accredited and bespoke training, risk surveys, period audits, policy development, investigations, emergency and crisis management. Nina is registered on the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) and has expertise in legionella, food safety/HACCP, health & safety and emergency and crisis management.
The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, will come into force on May 25 2018. It will change how businesses and public sector organisations can handle the information of customers. For businesses and organisations already complying with existing data protection laws, GDPR is only a small change. This presentation will be a quick overview of what the changes mean for your business.
Bravo is an Enterprise Co-ordinator for GrowBiz, in addition to running his own technology consultancy, Rising Tide TC. He is based in Comrie and originally from Zimbabwe, where he ran a successful food production business for over 8 years. He is passionate about helping businesses optimise their use of technology and digital solutions and is available to support anyone in rural Perthshire who is interested in becoming self-employed or improving their small business.
Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs - meaning the end of the annual tax return for millions - Mark will outline what this will mean for small businesses.
Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010. Following 5 years working for a large firm, Mark set up his own practice in 2012 specialising in agriculture, personal tax and business start-up support. Mark also runs a small farm and is the GrowBiz Finance Manager.
There will be a buffet from 6.00, and also a chance to network. All welcome.