How Brexit and the end of the EU-US Privacy shield impacts UK businesses is the presentation at this month's free regular networking for small businesses with interests in the Kingston and surrounding areas, held regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Event details

A virtual networking group aimed at supporting businesses in and around Kingston-upon-Thames. Following the success of our 2020 events we would be delighted if you could join us at this first meeting of 2021. 

Our Speaker Session

How Brexit and the end of the EU-US Privacy shield impacts UK businesses: Most SMEs collect and process large amounts of personal data.  Often, without realising it, this data is being transferred or ‘exported’ to other countries, especially the US.  For businesses transferring data to the US, the end of the EU-US Privacy Shield means additional steps need to be taken.  And for businesses who provide services into the EU or use EU based providers, there are likely changes needed to those data transfers.  It is a fast moving topic, with more clarity expected in December 2020.  Join us in January 2021 to get the latest updates and advice on what to do next.
Our guest speaker is Karen Heaton , Data Protection and Technology Specialist and founder of Data Protection 4 Business has over 20 years experience working in and around the finance and technology sectors delivering complex technology and change projects internationally.  She founded Data Protection 4 Business to provide pragmatic guidance and support for SME’s for all their technology,  data protection compliance and data security needs.  

What to expect from our event?

Lots of connections, good conversations and fun! Here are the key segments in this 90-min power networking event:

  • Pre-event networking to get you connecting at 11:45am
  • Start at 12pm sharp 
  • Kingston Council – important updates from the Business Portfolio Councillor
  • 10 sec elevator pitches – your chance to promote your business 
  • Speaker session  – valuable learning to help you grow your business
  • Networking in small groups 
  • 1-2-1 Speed networking 

FSB member Celia RizothanasiQueen Bee of LinkedIn, is the Kingston Area Lead and your host for this event. Celia is a Marketing Mentor and LinkedIn Specialist who has been running her consultancy in South West London for over 10 years. Her aim is to forge close relationships with the local business community, encourage partnerships and collaboration, and create opportunities. Celia, together with the FSB Team, aims to work closely with Kingston Council and engage with its many business initiatives.

Going forward, the meeting will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month so please add the dates in your diary. 

We very much look forward to e-meeting you at the event.

Celia Rizothanasi

Event Contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please telephone FSB Customer Services on 0808 20 20 888 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm), or email [email protected]

Further information

New to virtual networking? Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.