Crab Insight June 2020

Red Tape Busters Volume 7, Issue 09, Restoration

Welcome to the June edition of Crab Insight

Love your business – we do! As companies across the UK prepare for the ‘new normal’ we’ve just made our word of the month ‘Restoration’.

How are you going to restore your services while also taking account of and adapting to what was for most very difficult times?

Remember we are here for you, to help you meet the challenges ahead.

Stay safe.

Claudia Crab’s June Focus

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Personal Data Processing

“When it comes to data protection, small businesses tend to be less well prepared. They have less to invest in getting it right. They don’t have compliance teams or data protection officers. But small organisations often process a lot of personal data, and the reputation and liability risks are just as real.”

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner is the UK regulator for data protection and can impose substantial penalties for infringements. Data subjects also have a right to claim compensation if a company has caused the damage by a breach of the rules.

When you collect data you need to be transparent about why you are collecting it and how you will use it. This should be set out in an easy to find (and read) privacy notice or policy.

Where you share data with anyone else you need to make it clear with whom you are sharing it and why.

There are specific requirements and guidance if you outsource your data handling to a third party data processor. You must carry out suitable diligence and have written agreements in place which cover defined points.

If you use CCTV, cloud computing, cookies or engage in direct marketing, to name but a few, there is also specific guidance which must be followed.

Our top tip is if you process personal data, make sure you pay the data protection fee and give the correct privacy information to people, don’t forget employees and suppliers as well as customers and clients.


F2 Business Huddle Online

Location: Your Workstation

The next online F2 Business Huddle is FREE

It’s on Friday 12 June 2020

12 noon to 2 pm


It is going to be the biggest F2 Business Huddle ever – so far

All the favourite features that you have come to know and love at the F2 Business Huddle – online

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Until next month look after your reputation!!

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First Anniversary for F2 Business Huddle

Our local business networking group set up to share hints and tips about ethical business, celebrates its first anniversary on Friday 10th March 2017.

It meets on the second Friday of each month (hence F2) at Chef Sam’s Denvilles House, 33 Emsworth Road, Havant PO9 2SN at 12 noon.

If you would like to come along and help us celebrate then please Book your place.

It started with just a handful of business owners and directors and has grown into a significant number of regular attendees each month.  The itinerary for each meeting allows everyone to ask questions and gain knowledge.

Wendy; “We set up the group a year ago and work hard to ensure that everyone gets the very best out of it.”

“We have attended many different networking groups in the area and found there was a lack of flexibility with problem solving.  Businesses rarely get the opportunity to find an informed answer to difficult questions.”

“The F2 Huddle meets that need and the growing number of attendees and the positive feedback is proof it really works.”

Robert; “At Crimson Crab we are passionate about providing the best possible support on the increasingly complex rules on trading.  With the wealth of business knowledge and expertise many of our clients have, we decided to put together a directory to help others tap into this.”

“Businesses listed in the directory, Reputation Advocates, are industry specialists’ that we have certified through our rigorous checks and can therefore recommend their business practices.

Wendy; “The F2 Business Huddle was a logical extension providing direct access to the Reputation Advocates.”

“At each F2 Huddle we arrange for a Reputation Advocate to present to the group and share best practice in their specialist area of business.”

“It can be a bit of a minefield when it comes to finding new software for your business so we are really pleased that this month we have Reputation Advocate Shirley Moreman talking about: Choosing software for your business – Ensuring you make the right choices and get the best return on your investment.”

The F2 Huddle helps established and start-up businesses overcome challenges they face and share best practice and knowledge to support each other.

Find out more about the F2 Business Huddle.

Book your place.

For regular visitors we are back to our normal room this month and the April F2 is on THURSDAY 13th April 2017.

Change of venue – F2 Business Huddle – Friday 9th September

We are moving to a new venue as Basepoint in Waterlooville are having a refurbishment so our next Huddle on Friday 9th September we will be at:

Denvilles House, 33 Emsworth Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2SN

It’s a lovely place with lots of free parking. If you are unsure of where it is just let us  know.

Unfortunately there is an increase in costs as Basepoint were supporting the event. It is now £12 on the door and we will ask Reputation Advocates for a contribution of £7 each towards the refreshments.

This is regrettable and we would have preferred to keep things as they were, however I hope you agree that it still represents great value for money for networking with a purpose.

This month we have a great session from Reputation Advocate Graham Martin,Red Pixel Creative on:

Why good graphic design is important?
So what is graphic design, and how can good design help your company? From design consistency to getting the right message across.

Just to confirm the details are:

Date:  12 noon until 2 pm, Friday 9th September 2016

Venue: Denvilles House, 33 Emsworth Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2SN (Please note change of venue)

Cost: £12 on the door. Includes a light lunch (Reputation Advocates pay just £7 contribution to refreshments.)

Book your place: We hope you can make it. To book a place please follow this link.

Crimson Crab event booking terms and conditions.

Please feel free to pass on this invite to colleagues and business contacts who you think may like to attend.