Left to Right: Andy Morley and Ian Haycock from ProAktive Risk Management pictured with Jonathan Craig from Mercia Fund Managers
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Mercia Fund Managers backs £2 million MBO at risk management firm ProAktive Risk Group

Insurance and risk management consultancy ProAktive Risk Group has undergone a £2 million management buy-out backed by debt funding from Mercia Fund Managers. Based in Doncaster and also operating an office in Sheffield, ProAktive Risk Group is a commercial insurance broker which...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Left to Right: Yasmeen Stratton (director at SSR Personnel), Jayne Ryan (senior HR business partner for Wilson James) and TV presenter Gabby Logan
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Wilson James victorious in SSR Personnel’s Inspiration in HR Award 2017

Previous winner Wilson James has emerged triumphant in the 2017 Inspiration in HR Award. Sponsored – and bestowed – by security recruitment specialist SSR Personnel, this prestigious accolade is specifically designed to recognise the work of Human Resources (HR)...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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ICSA releases guidance to improve Board-level awareness of GDPR responsibilities

ICSA: The Governance Institute has released guidance to facilitate conversations between Boards of Directors and those within organisations responsible for dealing with data to help them cope more effectively with the implications of the forthcoming EU General Data Protection...
Posted On 06 Nov 2017
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Carbon Black and IBM Security deliver increased visibility for SOCs to accelerate incident response

Carbon Black, the specialist in next generation endpoint security, has announced an expansion of its collaboration with IBM Security via further integrations between their respective portfolios of cyber security tools. The new integration will connect customers that leverage both...
Posted On 16 Oct 2017
Louise McCree: specialist in HR issues for the security business sector
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‘Recruitment, Engagement and Retention Strategies for the Security Industry’ webinar announced by Easy Web Group

On Wednesday 20 September from 10.30 am-11.00 am, the Easy Web Group is running a webinar entitled ‘Recruitment, Engagement and Retention Strategies for the Security Industry’. The free-to-attend online event is aimed exclusively at senior leaders, Human Resources...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
Duaine Taylor
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Axis Academy appoints senior team members to lead new learning and development business

The Axis Academy has confirmed the appointment of its senior team following the launch of the new learning and development business. Duaine Taylor is the new head of learning and development, while Peter Morris has been appointed as The Axis Academy’s lead trainer. Both come to...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
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“Number of fines for UK data privacy issues doubles to reach total of £3.2 million” finds PwC analysis

Breaches of UK data protection laws during 2016 attracted no less than 35 fines totalling £3,245,500. That’s almost double the 2015 total of 18. Now, with just under a year to go until the biggest change in privacy laws for over 20 years, UK organisations risk even larger...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017
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Operational FM specialist OCS Group to recruit 900 apprentices through new scheme

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, international FM solutions provider OCS Group has announced that the business is launching a new apprenticeship programme here in the UK which will aim to recruit up to 900 apprentices in its first 12 months of operation. From 6...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
Andrew Taylor
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GDPR: ‘Fresh Thinking’ and ‘A New Paradigm’

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones” – John Maynard Keynes… In recent weeks, I’ve spoken with many executives about the impending arrival of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Frequently, these...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
Richard Branson and Tammy Moreton
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Virgin Trains launches toolkit designed to help businesses employ ex-offenders

Virgin Trains has introduced a toolkit for businesses offering them practical advice on hiring ex-offenders. At the same time the train company, which is part-owned by Sir Richard Branson, is calling for more businesses to follow its own example and employ people with previous...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016