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Data Privacy Day 2019

On Data Privacy Day, Managing Partner of HPA, Simon Parkinson, explains how companies can prepare for online data privacy breaches and why it’s so important “Do you ever worry about your online security? In the light of last year’s GDPR regulations, it is increasingly becoming an issue that individuals and companies must address. So much so we now have a day dedicated to Data ...

Ring out the old? Ring in the new?

As we approach 2019, Simon Parkinson, Managing Partner at HPA, explores the value of maintaining the old versus ushering in the new within your business. In 1850, when Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote in memory of his beloved friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who had died suddenly at the age of 22 some 17 years earlier, he spoke of ringing out the old (bad) and ringing in the new (good). ...

New Year resolutions

Hi, I’m Simon Parkinson, managing partner of HPA. It’s incredible to think we are nearly at the end of 2018! As we look towards the New Year, it’s usual for folk to take stock and think about what they would like to change not just in their personal lives, but in their business and professional lives too. So, what are the New Year’s resolutions for YOUR company? Perhaps it’s ...

What makes a successful entrepreneur?

On a day in which entrepreneurs are honoured and celebrated in the USA, Simon Parkinson, managing partner at HPA considers what the key characteristics of a successful entrepreneur are: The word entrepreneur was coined (in France - despite what George W allegedly claimed) by Jean-Baptiste Say and is derived form the French "entreprendre" - to undertake.   Say was a follower of ...

World Quality Day

Ahead of World Quality Day, Simon Parkinson, managing partner at HPA, explores why quality management is so essential in building a profitable business.  "Tomorrow, 8th November 2018, is World Quality Day. "Does this mean that from poets and artists to baristas and burger flippers, folk will be pushing out their finest creations ever? Possibly not. What it does mean is that a ...

OHSAS 18001 to 45001 Migration

The occupational health and safety standard goes global and its not just the number that's got bigger as Simon Parkinson managing partner at HPA explains. "ISO 45001 the international occupational health and safety standard was published on the 12th March 2018 and a raft of large companies in the contracting and facilities management sectors already have their certificates - s ...

GDPR and small businesses

Now the dust has settled from the introduction of GDPR in May 2018, Simon Parkinson, Managing Partner of HPA looks at the realities of the risk to small businesses. I'm sure after all of the pre-publicity regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), following launch on the 25th May 2018, I'm sure many small business owners simply shrugged their shoulders and said t ...

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