Posted: 16/11/17 by Onefoursix Ltd
Northampton marketing agency Onefoursix, which hosts the town’s Lunch and Learn events for local businesses, has added a second November date due to the popularity of this month’s topic – GDPR.
Running since 2015, the company’s Lunch and Learn events take place monthly, and offer attendees an educational seminar on a business topic and networking over a buffet lunch, for £15 a person, with profits going to local children’s cancer charity Alfe’s Cause.
This month Onefoursix decided to run a Lunch and Learn session on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force in 2018. This European legislation is designed to replace the current Data Protection Act and will apply to ALL businesses and how they hold their data and contact people – be that through marketing or simply keeping customer records.
Dave Williams, managing director of Onefoursix, said: “The subject - Everything You Need To Know About GDPR – focusses on something which is going to affect every business from every industry, so everyone is understandably keen to find out more. Even though there is a wealth of information and events available to educate businesses and get them GDPR-ready, there is still a lot of fear and confusion out there.”
Fellow director, Tom Jullings, added: “We wanted to present the key facts and offer advice in an informal, friendly and affordable way. We knew this would be a popular one as it is a ‘hot topic’ right now, but even we hadn’t anticipated that we would need to run a second event to cope with demand!”
Aside from running an additional Lunch and Learn event in November, another sign that the concept is growing in popularity is that Lunch and Learn made it through to the finals
of the recent SME Northamptonshire Business Awards in the Networking Group of the Year category.
Dave said: “We were delighted to be finalists in the Networking Group of the Year category at the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards and we were up against some tough competition - in fact, it was a privilege to see our name listed beside theirs.
“The rising popularity of Lunch and Learn proves that there is a demand in this area for affordable knowledge sharing and networking opportunities for SMEs. All of this, while raising money for an amazing local children’s cancer charity at the same time. We are very grateful to everybody for their continued support.”
The ‘Everything You Need To Know About GDPR’ Lunch and Learn sessions will be held between 12pm and 2pm at Dapper Sandwich on Wellingborough Road in Northampton on Tuesday 21st November and Thursday 23rd November. The Thursday event is sold out but tickets can be purchased for the Tuesday session via Eventbrite or by contacting Onefoursix on 01604 419776.
Pictured: Tom Jullings (left) and Dave Williams.