GDPR and our relationship

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I know it has been some time since you heard from me but the approaching GDPR date of the 25th May 2018 has kicked me up the bottom to resurrect this site and sort out my own approach to how GDPR affects me, my business and my relationship with the readers of this site.

I have posted our GDPR compliant Privacy Policy on the site here for you to read.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this.  You can use your login to this site to amend your preferences – or leave altogether – of if you can’t remember your login then just email me at and I will delete you immediately.

I know there have been many scare stories about GDPR and the fines of €20M or 4% of your global annual turnover (whichever is greater) but in essence it is very logical.  If you collect data from anyone you need to know you are accountable for its safe keeping and you are not to abuse it (i.e. use it for a purpose you haven’t disclosed).

There is only one source that I have found I would trust to learn about the effects of GDPR on small business and what audits you need to do and what documents you have to keep and you will find it at Suzanne Dibble’s website here

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about how this may affect your business and what, if any, legal documentation you need to have to protect yourself in case the Information Commissioner ever comes calling.


Ray Stewart
I am a qualified Certified Practising Accountant having passed my final exams way back in 1981. I actually can’t believe that was 37 years ago!! Anyway, I am now in my 60’s and I have been running my own business since May 1983. And before you ask, no, I have never regretted a moment of it! Part of the membership requirements of my professional body now dictate that I spend quite a lot of time on “CPD” - continuing professional education (one of their better ideas) - and over the last two years I decided to study business growth and marketing. I have learnt such a lot and that knowledge has radically changed my old “accountants” approach to business. It has made such a difference to the way I work and operate I feel that I just have to pass on this knowledge. It is simply too powerful to hold back!! - but I will try and do it in simple terms rather than expecting you to spend hours, as I had to, working through the difficult language that trainers seem to use to pass on their concepts. I hope you find the blog a useful resource and interesting place to visit as the months pass. I will do my best to keep up the flow - but if there are any topics you would like me to cover, then please let me know. Ray Stewart
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