Digital by Default

data protection post brexit

What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for data protection?

On 2nd February the UK Government published it’s white paper setting out the 12 principles which will guide the UK’s exit from the EU (Brexit). The plan includes “providing certainty and clarity” and “taking control of our own laws”. The principle for taking control of our own laws is an interesting one. It generally refers to a proposed Great Repeal Bill (introduced to Parliament back in October) which will remove the European Communities Act 1972 from UK law and […]

WordPress Security

Five ways to keep your WordPress site secure

As a website platform, WordPress is undoubtedly one of the most popular: of the billions of websites on the internet, it’s estimated that around 27% of them run on the WordPress CMS. But with popularity comes a number of challenges and in the digital world, one such challenge is being a target for hackers and other opportunistic cyber-security threats. So, due to its popularity WordPress users have become a target and if you don’t keep […]

how's your online reputation

Poor data security can ruin your business reputation

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently” – Warren Buffet Reputation is an important asset for any business, regardless of size. Reputation indicates trust in your business, the chance that your customers will act as brand advocates and help spread the word about your excellent services. Reputation is a key factor in growing your brand and therefore your business. In the digital space, […]

The GDPR is Coming

The GDPR is coming

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law in the UK next year. If you’re not sure what the GDPR is or how it will affect your business, then now’s the time to start paying attention. It’s a new piece of EU legislation which will become law in 2018 across Europe. Even with us leaving the European Union the law will still apply to the UK, and because it’s a Regulation rather than a Directive it […]

Digital by Default. Security by Design.

Effective use of digital is more than web and social

The Flavourfy Digital mantra is simple: Digital by default. Security by design. These are important principles by which I work and which I believe all businesses should adhere to if they want to succeed in an online world. Digital by default The concept of digital by default is straightforward: businesses should be thinking about how they can be digital businesses rather than thinking about how they can use individual digital channels that might help their business. […]

Digital Marketing talk in association with Peninsula Business Services

Digital Marketing talk in association with Peninsula Business Services

I’ve teamed up with Peninsula Business Services, experts in HR and health and safety for an exclusive event for Business Leaders. I’ll be speaking about digital marketing and how with the right website, content and social media strategies, businesses can be successful online. As well as my talk on digital marketing, a representative from Peninsula will be providing an essential update and advice on: managing staff behaviour – performance, attendance, attitude, conduct updating documents of employment […]

cyber essentials trustworthy

Cyber essentials as a way to show trustworthiness

The UK Government backed Cyber Essentials accreditation provides a way for businesses to ensure they are adequately protected from a cyber attack. If your business is looking for a way to make sure you have the systems and tools in place to protect your business, Cyber Essentials is for you. It defines a basic set of controls that when implemented should provide most organisations with the protection it needs from an online attack so covers everything from […]

Driving traffic to Facebook Pages

Six ways to drive traffic to your Facebook page

Driving traffic to a Facebook page isn’t easy. It’s not impossible but it can take a lot of time and effort and it’s becoming increasingly harder to get a worthwhile reach – for example, it’s believed that less than 10% of a page’s followers will see posts from that page in their newsfeed. But it’s not the end of the world, so here’s six ways you can improve the reach of your Facebook page and drive […]

Stitching the Purnet BBQ

I don’t tend to use all of Google’s services but I probably use most. One I particularly like is Google Photos – it has some pretty cool features. For example, with the app on my iPhone I can automatically back up the photos I take on the phone and with the resolution set below a certain threshold you can do that without needing to buy more space; you can even use adjectives to search through your photos […]

10 things about GDPR

10 things you need to know about the General Data Protection Regulation

Earlier this year (in a time before Brexit) the European Parliament and Council adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) a unifying regulation on data protection for the whole of Europe. The intention is for it to replace the previous data protection directive which gave the UK the Data Protection Act (DPA) and to provide a uniform data protection regulation across the whole of Europe. What the GDPR offers as a regulation is adequately covered […]