IT, Cyber Security & GDPR Clinic: Growth Hub 1-1

Cyber Security and GDPR

As we all face new ways of working during the Coronavirus pandemic, IT can be a valuable set of tools that help you run your business more efficiently and adapt more quickly as circumstances change. Businesses with the right IT behind them can spend more time running their business and more time focusing on the important things.

This clinic will provide Berkshire business owners with one-to-one advice on IT, remote working, cyber security and GDPR. It is designed to give you an opportunity to explore your current information technology needs, in simple jargon-free terms, and discover how making the right choices for your business can really pay dividends now and in the future.

Whether you need advice on online video conferencing tools, information on facilitating effective homeworking for your employees, advice on protecting your customers’ data or would like to take the opportunity to review your IT systems, our bookable one-hour sessions provide tailored advice and guidance on choosing and using the right technology for your business to ensure your systems are protected and compliant.


Why attend this IT clinic?


Some of the topics you may want to discuss in the clinic include:

  • How technology can help mitigate the impact of coronavirus on your business – Remote working for employees, video conferencing tools, alternatives to face-to-face meetings and online software tools.
  • Choosing your tech – Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, tablets and smartphones…what options are right for your business? How well do they all work together?
  • Protecting your business from cyber crime – How do you ensure your technology is set-up to protect your business and your customer’s personal data? Learn about GDPR and what you need to do to be compliant. Discover how your IT choices can help or hinder GDPR compliance and explore the most appropriate anti-virus solutions for your business.
  • Tech to help you run your business – Need help choosing the right apps (e.g. customer management, email marketing or accounting systems) to help you run and manage your business?
  • Websites, search engines and social media – What does it all mean and how to make them work best for your business? From domain names to email addresses.
  • Storage solutions – Should you choose online or offline storage and back-up?

Many small businesses start with the technology the founders already have around them – a personal laptop and smartphone, home broadband, and often personal or home editions of software. As a business grows, the limitations of these technologies start to become apparent. Small businesses needn’t spend a fortune in time or money to create a simple, streamlined IT environment that properly supports their needs.

What does it cover?

One-to-one sessions designed to give you an opportunity to explore your current information technology needs, and to share options and ideas for creating a simple, streamlined IT environment that supports your business without taking too much of your focus and time away from doing what you do best.

How is the clinic delivered?

Your meeting with our expert will be delivered via online video conferencing (e.g. Zoom meeting) or telephone, so you don’t need to leave the house or office. You will be asked to choose your preferred option when booking.

Who is the IT Clinic expert?

Andy Steer helps SME business owners in the Thames Valley to make the right IT choices to support their business needs.

Andy has spent 25 years in Sales and Marketing, including leadership positions with blue-chip multi-nationals and consultant roles on £100m – £400m IT, Telecoms and Outsourcing opportunities.

Andy now focuses on providing simple, jargon-free Technology, Communications and IT Support services to small businesses, leaving staff and owners free to do what they do best.


The Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership and delivered by Oxford Innovation to support entrepreneurs and businesses in Thames Valley Berkshire.

We help both start-ups and established companies, providing free support and advice that includes networking events and workshops on a range of business issues. The Growth Hub will provide a small number of eligible businesses with ongoing intensive support. Support provided will be bespoke and tailor-made to meet the needs of each business. Please note that eligibility criteria apply.


A Business Advisor will answer your questions

T. 01344 388005

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