7 ways to create an effective cyber security compliance plan


Businesses today are more dependent on data and cutting-edge technology than ever before, and this trend is only expected to accelerate. Hardware and software alike, businesses also need to make use of IT to boost productivity, increase data for analytics, and give employees a greater say in company decisions. Businesses need a cyber security compliance…

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How implementing DMARC will benefit your UK business


By Optimising IT Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance, aptly shortened to DMARC, is a free and open email security protocol. It is used to authenticate an email by aligning SPF and DKIM mechanisms. Putting DMARC in place allows domain owners to defend against business email compromise, phishing attacks, and spoofing. Businesses can institute a…

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SW Investment Summit launched to showcase funding opportunities in the region


A new summit will highlight funding opportunities, encourage key debate on the investment landscape and showcase companies looking to raise capital in the South West. Delivered by Tech South West in partnership with the SW of England Access to Finance Platform on Wednesday 20 March, the SW Investment Summit will bring together over a hundred…

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What is cyber security and why do you need it?


By Optimising IT It’s getting more and more difficult to stay up to date with data security legislation while keeping online threats and cyber criminals away from your precious data. Digital threats are evolving faster than ever, making a comprehensive understanding of cyber security more critical for every business. This recent government report into cyber security breaches…

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Creative and tech industry tax reliefs for 2024


Article by Bishop Fleming. Bishop Fleming is a partner for Growth Forge 2024, a business acceleration programme for ambitious tech companies. Learn more here. The 2023 Autumn Statement announced details of enhanced tax credit relief for the creative and tech sectors. Creative sector In a move to boost the tech creative landscape, the Treasury has…

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Private Equity and Venture Capital investment


By Bishop Fleming Whether you’re a start-up business or an established enterprise looking to take your business to the next level, it is highly likely that you will need funding to fulfil your business’ goals. There is a wide range of funding types available and determining what is the most appropriate type and source can…

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Key dates and deadlines to note


By Bishop Fleming A round up of the evolving key deadlines and dates and other important dates. The Spring Budget will be on 6 March 2024. The Autumn Statement was on 22 November 2023.  2024 Deadline Jan 1 New, more generous tax credits for British film, TV and video game makers start today Jan 1 Holiday pay entitlement reforms start…

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Harnessing technology with invoice automation


By Bishop Fleming The need to automate manual “process driven” tasks has never been greater, especially since COVID darkened our doors. We’ve seen countless challenges impacting small businesses over the past couple of years and saving their employees time (especially on manual data entry) has been at the forefront of employers’ minds. A huge increase…

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Smart Ways to Fund Innovation


By Bishop Fleming In an ever-changing world, businesses are under increasing competitive pressure to be more efficient, more productive, more agile, more lean, and ultimately more innovative. Research and development (R&D) is not therefore something reserved for the few, and as business guru Peter Drucker put it: “If you want something new, you have to…

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