Russell Cosway

RESPECT is good for business

Stuff Compliance! Let’s show RESPECT

‘Compliance’ is not a pleasant word It has been a long time irritation that my profession of choice has very few usable synonyms.  Compliance is not a pleasant word, really.  It can be seen as conformity, acquiescence, docility, obedience, resignation and submissiveness.  None of these adequately represent what compliance means in modern business. In general, compliance means abiding by a rule, …

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Will foreign governments comply with gdpr

Who will take Foreign Government’s privacy arrangements to task?

I’m lucky enough to be going to visit Australia in the next few months and in preparation I’ve had to get my documents in order.  The guidance from the UK Government was that I needed at least 6 months on my passport at date of travel and a visa.  A quick glance at my passport …

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Reflect, Imitate and Experience

Lessons on assets from a Spa Day Experience

My wife and I were gifted a spa day experience on our last anniversary.  Due to being busy with work and recently moving house we had delayed taking up the opportunity until the voucher had less than a month to go of its 12 month life span. The venue was part of a hotel estate …

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10 tips for running your business without injury

Is your business avoiding injury or just recovering from the last one?

Someone once said to me, regarding their injury whilst training for a marathon: You’re either recovering from the last injury or trying to avoid the next one Quite a perspective on the ‘benefits’ of becoming fit enough to run over 26 miles.  However, the reason for many of the injuries suffered is that avoiding them …

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Keeping your, and your family's, personal data safe is important

Why should you and your family care about your personal data?

You may have seen the initials GDPR popping up in the news, on your social feeds and possibly even at work.  The letters stand for the General Data Protection Regulation.  You may have skipped over it because it sounded boring, or the article was for businesses, or you don’t have anything to do with personal data. …

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