Kind Wins the Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race 2017

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On Saturday June 24th, a team representing the Kind Group entered the Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race for the first time – and ended the day as overall winners of the event. The team consisted of Luke Gleeson,  Sadie Qureshi, Jake Shephard and Henry Wright from Kind Consultancy, Marc Biddle from Kind Commercial, Andrew Bretherton from Kind…

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Why is ISO 27001 Important to Your Business?

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ISO 27001 is a specification for Information Security Management systems – frameworks of procedures and policies that include all of the legal, technical and physical controls that are involved in a company’s information risk management process. It contains 172 requirements and  114 controls, and studies suggest it can take 12 months for a single IT…

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Kind Consultancy Sponsors: Cancer Research Wolves

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Kind Consultancy is very proud to be sponsoring the Cancer Research Wolves, a team created to raise awareness and support for Cancer Research within the fast-growing sport of Rugby 7s. The team captain is Kind Consultancy’s very own Sam Brown, who will next be seen leading the Wolves in the Chester 7s tournament on 17th…

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Your Digital Image: How Do You Look To An Employer?

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With social media activity at an all time high, it is more important than ever to be conscious of your personal brand, the digital image of yourself that you create which is visible to the wider world. Employers have long relied on references, referrals and the short 60 minutes they have face to face to…

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The NHS Cyber Attack: What You Need To Know

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In the wake of Friday’s cyber attack, I wanted to quickly explain exactly what’s happened and show how you can protect your own organisation. The attack took the form of a rapidly spreading piece of ransomware. Ransomware is malicious software which locks up your computer, making it impossible to use unless you send money to…

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Cocktails With Kind

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The first Cocktails With Kind event was a great success, sincere thanks to all who attended and told us how much they enjoyed it. Special thanks to Phil Ryan of the International Compliance Association for his thought-provoking and entertaining talk on the future of the Compliance industry, which inspired a lot of interesting discussions across…

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Cyber Security: Is This 2017’s Most Important Priority?

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What’s next in Cyber Security? Traditional security for most businesses hasn’t changed much since CCTV and video intercoms and the principles of protecting physical property are well understood. But in the world of cyber security, both the potential threats and the best way to tackle them are changing constantly, and it’s vitally important for businesses…

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Bridging Finance & Brexit: A Market Update

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Having spent the year so far focussing closely on the intermediary and bridging finance markets, I’ve been having a number of conversations with people across the industry about what they’ve been seeing in 2017 and how they think the alternative lending sector will do across the rest of the year. The latest data from Bridging…

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Steve Smith on GDPR

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Kind Consultancy is an executive search and headhunting organisation with whom I work closely. They are experts in Governance, Risk & Compliance and have built a reputation over the last 5 years with their outstanding customer service and their ability to quickly find game-changing top tier talent for complex, technical roles. Having excelled in that…

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Let Kind Consultancy Manage Your Campaign

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In my last blog for Kind Consultancy I discussed the ongoing popularity of interim projects within the world of Governance, Risk & Compliance, especially in relation to large organisations converting their processes and procedures in order to meet new regulations. With no sign of this trend slowing down, I wanted to highlight another way in…

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