Office Friendly have partnered with data protection and GDPR specialists Bruce & Butler, and top industry suppliers, to advise and assist members with the upcoming changes to General Data Protection Regulations.

In February and March, Sheffield based Office Friendly will run three regional meetings across the UK to inform their members of the data regulations in detail, and how they can proactively take steps to make their businesses compliant with the new GDPR guidelines.

The ‘GDPR programme’ will give businesses the chance to ask questions, learn about what is changing from current data protection laws and provide useful information and resources they need to make practical changes before the GDPR comes into effect in on 25th May 2018.

Office Friendly will also welcome 3 top suppliers from the office supplies industry to network with members, and discuss how products and services can be used to assist with GDPR compliance; from data destruction to secure and encrypted storage.

Katie Metcalfe, Marketing Director at Office Friendly, says: “Stricter fines and new penalties mean that businesses up and down the UK are looking at the ways in which the GDPR will affect them.

“It may feel a bit like the new ‘Millennium Bug’, but the GDPR will require businesses to have appropriate and auditable procedures and safeguards in place to responsibly protect people’s personal information.

“Office Friendly is committed to helping members move through this transition period with ease and have partnered with specialists Bruce & Butler to provide the best knowledge and resources available.”

Three workshops will be held at different locations to benefit the members of Office Friendly based across the UK. Attendance is free for Office Friendly members and each workshop will also feature networking opportunities and lunch.

For more information on how to register your place, or the content of the sessions, call 0114 256 6300 or email hello@officefriendly.co.uk