TWO free seminars will be giving advice to businesses on how to use data, which is undergoing a major transformation from May.

The two seminars will give practical and commercial advice to both business advisors and key senior business leaders so that they can prepare for the changes required by the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Experts will be giving the two free seminars at Puckrup Hall, near Tewkesbury, next month.

The first, for owners and directors of companies, will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 8am until 10am.

Speakers include Rob Cobley, data protection and handling expert with Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR), IT consultant Tony Betts and intellectual property expert Steven Murray from HCR, who will make sure that delegates are given all they need for their next steps towards GDPR compliance.

The second event, the following day on March 8, is taking place from 7.30am until 9.30am, and is aimed at business advisors, such as accountants, independent financial advisors and insurers.

Gordon Petrie from Augmentum will be addressing long-term organisational change, as well as practical advice and help from both Rob and Steven from HCR.

The aim of the sessions are to help advisors to support their clients with the right information and with practical ways forward.

In each case, there will be a chance to ask questions and to talk to the experts.

As well as practical advice, they also aim to give companies long term advice and support so that they can both benefit from the opportunities which GDPR will bring and manage their reputational and financial risk.

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Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 450 staff and partners based at its head offices in Worcester, as well as its other offices including in Birmingham and Hereford.