GDPR: the impact on the hotel and leisure sectors

Organisations within the hotel sector globally will have until May 2018 to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or potentially face fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million – the greater of. Organisations need to ensure that their Data Protection Officers, IT directors or managers are fully up to speed so that their operations are compliant.

Shipping must disclose or risk being exposed

Corporate governance in shipping has been in sharp focus recently, particularly following publication of the research by Wells Fargo Securities into Shipping’s Corporate Governance War. Businesses in today’s shipping industry are expected to fully comprehend the implications of inadequate management of conflict of interest arrangements, and to recognise the importance of independent directorship.

Brexit – the implications for manufacturing & engineering

The recent UK referendum decision will have important implications on the UK manufacturing sector. In the short term it will it will be very beneficial to primary UK exporters due to the recently devalued pound, where foreign customers will be basically receiving a 10% discount on their goods, this will be good news for the 105 billion pounds exported to the EU in 2014.
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