Opinion – Page 14

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD at ADPR

    Are you ready for GDPR?


    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25 2018 and it holds significant implications for marketing.

  • Mark Luffingham sailing on board Jessica

    Mark Luffingham - Person Behind the Face


    How I got into this industry… My mother saw an advert for a sales manager/director at marine electronics manufacturer Stowe Marine. The following morning, I went to look at the building, met the MD and that evening submitted my CV. 185 applicants and four interviews later, the job was mine.

  • Fleur Lewis is a partner at Bishop Fleming

    Are you paying the right amount?


    If you employ people, you need to make sure they are being paid the minimum rates of pay and that you are properly calculating their holiday pay writes Fleur Lewis.

  • Rob Stevens is MD of Topsail Insurance

    Rob Stevens - Person Behind the Face


    How I got into this industry…My Father started in Lloyd’s in the late 50’s, then my brother in the 80’s so in 1986 it was a natural progression for me to go onto a Lloyd’s marine syndicate. I’ve been in marine insurance ever since. I’m not sure what I want ...

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR

    Writing a winning award entry


    Winning a prestigious award and even securing a nomination can be used as a fantastic new business tool, writes Kate O''Sullivan. Awards increase your credibility, the company’s profile and lift team morale.

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    At sea with the GDPR


    In April 2016, the European Union finally passed a dry, but important, piece of legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). EU member states were given a two-year period to implement it into their own national law, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • David Mossman is UK sales manager for Marlow Ropes

    David Mossman - Person Behind the Face


    How I got into this industry…it seemed inevitable after growing up in a marine industry family and always having one foot in a race boat. Only sorry I didn’t join the team at Marlow sooner.

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    I’m really not getting the mind set of so many exhibitors on the UK show circuit.

  • Sarah Carlton is an associate at Fox Williams LLP

    Phoenix companies rising from the ashes


    It’s a sad fact of life that businesses can and do fail and the fallout can impact upon many – owners, shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers alike, writes Sarah Carlton.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is ADPR's MD

    The importance of digital PR


    Whilst generating print coverage remains an important part of any PR campaign, securing online coverage in the form of a digital PR campaign offers many significant benefits to businesses, writes Kate O''Sullivan.

  • Fleur Lewis is a partner at Bishop Fleming Accountants

    VAT: costs or disbursements passed to customers


    Anyone running their own VAT-registered business may on occasion pass on costs to their customers that they have incurred on their behalf writes Fleur Lewis.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is the MD at ADPR

    2017 – the year of video?


    Video is quickly becoming most people’s preferred method of media consumption, writes Kate O''Sullivan. With more than 3.25 billion (yes, billion) hours of YouTube video watched in just a single month and in excess of a billion individual visitors to the site, it is easy to see why more businesses ...

  • News

    Know your fire safety facts


    Fire safety is often not the first thing on an owner’s mind in the day-to-day running of a business. But when fire strikes it’s utterly destructive because of the very nature of the materials involved writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Fleur Lewis is a partner at Bishop Fleming Accountants

    Making VAT Digital


    While Making Tax Digital for income tax and corporation tax has been delayed until at least 2020, it has been confirmed by the government that the introduction of digital reporting for VAT will still begin on 1 April 2019. This is included in the second Finance Bill to be published ...

  • Karl Sutcliffe is technical sales director at Lee San

    Karl Sutcliffe - person behind the face


    How I got into this industry… My family have always had boats. My father was in the marine industry for 23 years and his love for boating influenced me and brought me into the industry back in 2004. The rest is history as they say.

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    What your business needs to know about illegal workers


    As we approach Brexit, employers now more than ever before need to ensure their employees have the right to work in their business. In 2016, both the offences and penalties relating to the employment of illegal workers broadened significantly, meaning mistakes can be extremely costly.

  • Chris Feibush is head of global marketing for Drew Marine Signal & Safety

    Chris Feibusch - person behind the face


    How I got into this industry….I thought I’d try to make a living out of my passion for sailing, so I bought a chandlery shop almost immediately after leaving school at the age of 18.

  • Kate O'Sullivan, ADPR MD

    How to work with a communications agency for a product launch


    Whether launching a new product to market or updating existing product lines, successful and targeted communication at the right time with your key audiences is essential, writes Kate O''Sullivan.

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    A new debt collection process


    A customer is not paying their bill and despite several polite requests you find yourself in position where you’re getting nowhere and the debt remains outstanding writes Adam Bernstein.

  • David Barrow

    David Barrow - Person Behind the Face


    How I got into this industry… When I was 18, I was employed by the John Lewis Partnership and work was getting in the way of sailing. I applied for a job with Newton Crum Insurance. David, the owner, had through sheer hard work, developed a thriving business and ...