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IoD Manchester | Cyber Crime & Data Protection

01 Nov 2017
Clarke Nicklin , Stockport

The advent of Cyber crime; the rise of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and how to make sure your business is prepared!

This event from the IoD North West, in association with Clarke Nicklin, CNi Solutions and Gorvins; has been developed in order to provide the audience with an introduction to key areas affecting their businesses, as well as looking towards upcoming future impacts that legislation will have upon them.

There will be three key areas presented by the speakers:

  1. Cyber Crime- is your business safe?
  2. GDPR It is coming; is your business ready?
  3. Disaster recovery; Is your business prepared for the inevitable?

Following these short presentations, there will be a panel debate, where you can ask key questions, relevant to your business.

Key details

Date & time: 01 Nov 2017 08:00 - 10:00
Location: Clarke Nicklin , Stockport
CPD Hours:

Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
12.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Price

Event manager:
Miss Lauren Mullan
Contact phone:
0161 247 7634
Contact email:


08:00: Registration – Breakfast and refreshments 

08:30: Welcome & Opening Remarks from Claire Ebrey, North West Regional
Director at Institute of Directors and Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner at
Clarke Nicklin

08:40: Martin Keelagher and Neil Haydock, Directors at CNi Solutions
Cyber Crime- Is your business safe?

08:55 Christian Mancier, partner at Gorvins Solicitors
GDPR It is coming; is your business ready?

09:10 Martin Keelagher and Neil Haydock, Directors at CNi Solutions 
Is your business prepared for the inevitable?

09:25 Panel Debate

09:35 Closing Remarks and Networking

10:00 Event Closes  


Christian Mancier
Gorvins Solicitors

Christian is a partner in the corporate/commercial team at Gorvins Solicitors and specialises in leading corporate transactions including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, management buy-outs and private equity across a variety of sectors. Christian acts for owner-managed and family owned businesses in the SME sector providing holistic advice with a particular emphasis on succession planning. Christian is also the dedicated Data Protection specialist at Gorvins advising clients on all aspects of Data Protection and GDPR compliance as well as acting as the Data Protection Officer at Gorvins. This means Christian can give GDPR compliance advice from both the legal perspective and the practical perspective of someone who has also implemented GDPR across an SME organisation.
0161 930 5185

Neil Haydock
CNi Solutions

Neil is the founding director of CNi Solutions. With years’ of experience in the IT industry as a support engineer, 15 of those years running IT businesses, and a passion for starting and building companies with strong client relationships and customer service.

A keen sportsman who likes to push himself to the limits, being involved still in Amateur football, badminton and tennis, and staying in shape by running or cycling.

A father of two daughters and married to Mel, Neil enjoys spending time with his young family, either at the cinema, bowling alley or trips out to places of interest, as well as continuing to try and get all three girls in the house into and/or playing football! Certainly a challenge.

A Manchester City fan at heart, hence the sky blue company colours, Neil never misses a chance, like City do sometimes, to get a new client on board by inviting potential customers to the numerous events that CNi Solutions get involved in.

Martin Keelagher
CNi Solutions

Martin is a senior executive, assisting a number of select clients on a broad range of strategic and financial matters across several international markets and sectors. He is a Non-Executive Director, Director and Trustee of several organisations.

Martin’s passion for all things IT was born out of his desire to look at ways of streamlining the way that businesses operate. Utilising the latest technology to ensure that client’s businesses are at the forefront of what is possible and that clients can operate a fully supported IT infrastructure, in a cost efficient manner, ensuring the minimal of down time for any client.

“When we sat down and designed the business model for CNi Solutions, we wanted to put the customer needs at the very heart of our offering; reverse engineering our proposition to solve the issues that a modern day business faces in today’s fast-moving technology-based world. We understand the needs, wants and aspirations of our clients in their technology requirements, because we are business professionals ourselves.” Martin Keelagher.

In previous positions Martin has worked in several international financial institutions, working within any number of areas across several International locations. As well as in Venture Capital, through Walford Cunningham & Hayes, in which he holds the position of Director, advising on their Portfolio investments.

In his downtime, Martin enjoys working with several charities, please see our CSR section, as Trustee and Board member as well as enjoying field sports, socialising with friends, sailing, sitting on the beach and reading.

Martin has gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Studies; Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy, from the Nottingham Trent Business School, and is an experienced and accomplished facilitator, Mentor and Investor.

Event Host

Andrew Baggott
Managing Partner
Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants


Clarke Nicklin are full service accountancy firm. The group provides expert advice in all areas of business advisory, accountancy and financial planning, meaning they are best placed to understand business and financial requirements, problems, aspirations and goals, and to be an integral part of helping clients achieve their objectives.


Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
12.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Price

Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Clarke Nicklin
  • Clarke Nicklin House
  • Brooks Drive
  • Cheadle Royal Business Park
  • Stockport
  • SK8 3TD

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