What are the biggest threats to your business?

As the world limps on and businesses in the UK contend with the challenges of another period of lockdown, B4 members representing the Business Services, IT & Communications Hub marked Data Protection Day on Thursday 28th January 2021 by discussing what the major threats were to their businesses. With thanks to Darren Aston (Aston & James), Neill Lawson-Smith (CIS Ltd), Paul Ballinger (STL Communications), Salim Benadel (Storm Internet) and Kellie Peters (Databasix).

Workplace Innovation

As founder and director of Storm Internet, Salim Benadel has a passion for doing things right. It’s not often you come across someone with such a level of drive and determination to succeed, but Salim wants to succeed to help his growing number of clients succeed, to make their lives easier…it’s the mantra of Storm.

The long and winding road

If the GDPR was supposed to clarify companies’ data privacy compliance obligations, the recent fine levied by the CNIL against Google underscores how far we still have to go – writes Will Richmond-Coggan, director specialising in data privacy issues at Freeths LLP

Planet IT wins major award and expands to new offices

A friendship that began at an Oxford school when two 12 year olds, Gavin Jones and Sean Smith, embarked on a car washing service, has grown to see the duo become successful business partners and founders of Planet IT, a multimillion pound company that celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with an office move from Harwell Innovation Centre to premises at Milton Park in addition to beating 2,500 competitors to be crowned the Sophos Partner of the Year 2018.