GDPR Presentation to the marine industry.

State 21 ( Richard Rowland) presented to over 60 British Marine South members gathered at the Royal Southern Yacht Club Hamble on Thursday 26th April 2018 for a presentation on GDPR The presentation provoked and number of questions in relation to the practical implications  when the legislation comes into force on 25th May 2018. Following the presentation Richard was joined joined by Peter West Ferguson West Ltd who clearly is a subject matter expert. Peter is the current head of Data Protection for Kent & Essex Police and has been working very closely with the Information Commissioners Office on the practical implications for SME’s. A number of very pertinent questions were asked of the panel which was relevant to operating a small business in the marine industry during these changing times of data handling, processing, retention and use of for marketing purposes. In addition to what is obvious when it comes to data such as financial records, contact lists for marketing but less obvious items such as CV retention post a recruitment process and  accident books which contain sensitive data became subjects of discussion.  Afterwards British Marine members enjoyed one to one questions with the presenters during a networking session.

GDPR presentation to the Marine Industry 

Event 26/04/2018 5:00pm to 7:00pm Join State 21, specialist data protection consultants and LA Marine, specialist marine solicitors, for an interactive talk exploring the hot-topic that is data protection. Come along to learn and discuss how the changes to the data protection regime, coming into force on 25 May 2018, will specifically affect businesses in the marine… Continue Reading

Harbour Master Training Course Presentation

Wearing his “Maritime Policing” hat, we were delighted to have Tony Birr present again yesterday, 7th March 2018, on the three-day Harbour Masters PMSC courses take place in Southampton each March, June and October and feature lectures, discussion and practical exercises, as well as participation by the MCA, the MAIB, the MMO, legal experts from… Continue Reading

GDPR How we can help ?

What is GDPR? (General Data Protection Regulations)  • New, stricter data protection regulations from 25 May 2018 • Penalties of up to 2% of global turnover for non-compliance  • Do you process personal data – are you ICO registered?  • Is your Data Protection Policy up to date? Overview.  If your business handles any personal… Continue Reading

Devestation at Holyhead Marina

“Preparing for the unexpected.” Is the title of Tony’s presentation to Harbour Master training courses, (the next being on 7th March ) and to British Marine’s Marina Managers courses. Can you ever be prepared for something like how Storm Emma has hit Holyhead? These are normally the post hurricane scenes from storms around the world,… Continue Reading

Emergency Services Career Transition

We’ve put our heads together with the team at, and, and we are looking, between us, to develop and champion a formal (ESCT) programme that will initially be centred on the police and will be supported by the relevant policing organisations and hopefully others from the private sector.  Whilst the Armed Services… Continue Reading

State 21 facilitate multi – agency exercise for the Port of Blyth.

The Port of Blyth recently held a multi-agency exercise in late September, facilitated by State 21 Ltd.  The exercise involving Police, Fire and Rescue, Border Force, along with Port of Blyth staff and Reay Security, tested both the Port’s preparedness for emergencies and in particular their response to security incidents. Martin Willis, Port of Blyth… Continue Reading

Port Strategy Magazine

Emergency planning, defensible decision making and long-term strategies are crucial to ports in times of crisis, as TMG’s Tony Birr and Les Chapman explain Are you ‘prepared for the unexpected’ is a question that has been asked of many UK harbours in recent months. There is no excuse not to be. A Government-produced guide, which supplements… Continue Reading