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Our commitment to GDPR Introduction The European Union has taken a monumental step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 25, 2018. Simply put, EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when…(Read More)

May 25th sees the implementation of a new piece of EU regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   Any business should currently be working in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, where any personal data is used or collected. There are similarities between the GDPR and the DPA, but this new regulation…(Read More)

Women in Marketing

We were absolutely thrilled recently to find out that the Designated Group has been shortlisted for a prestigious Women In Marketing Award! Launched in 2010, the WIM Awards were established to recognise the economic, social influence and impact of women to millions. The WIM Awards has given recognition to inspirational women in the UK, from…(Read More)

getting that job

There are 2.34 billion people using online social networks today. By 2020, that number will increase to nearly 3 billion. With such large numbers of people sharing intimate details of their lives online, it is easy to forget that each post you make, increases your exposure. And that personal social media activity could actually…(Read More)

Career break

Whether you decide to stay home to raise a family, or take a year’s sabbatical travelling the globe, a career break can be an amazingly rewarding time in your life. The joy this time can bring is matched only by the fear of returning to work after your break! When you’ve seen the…(Read More)

Improving productivity

Sometimes, motivation can wane and it can be hard to find the impetus to get things done. Whether it’s that Monday morning feeling, or you mentally check-out at lunch time on Friday, you may find you need a little help getting your head down and improving productivity. Perhaps you are the complete opposite…(Read More)

Designated PA loves flexible working

In celebration of Digital Mums storming new campaign to #CleanUpTheFWord (that’s FLEXIBLE by the way 😉) we asked some of our team for their own flexible work stories. Hannah Smith, PA Since having my children and returning to work, I had spent my life racing from one thing to the next and had a knot…(Read More)

Make An Impact - The Dossier

New Beginnings, The Dossier September 2017 is out now… This month read about how Designated PA supports Sue Bailey of Gateway Workshops Ltd and how we have lifted a weight from her shoulders.   This month DPA Recommends Almost Essential and catch up on the latest events and articles on the DPA blog. &nbsp…(Read More)

Sue Bailey

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your company? My company Gateway Workshops has been running for 19 years. We offer over 50 massage and beauty training courses and qualifications across 20 venues in the UK and we have recently started offering online courses to our students. I started out as a…(Read More)

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