Month: May 2018

GDPR – the new EU legislation on data protection – has been a bit of a nightmare for many businesses across the UK and beyond. There will have been great costs incurred by those businesses who have had to contact everyone on their database to try and convince them they can continue to use their data. And there may be an even higher price to pay for those businesses that have had to thoroughly wash their archived data, losing a significant amount of leads in the process.

But there’s also a concern that the new rules make catching hackers even more challenging.

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The ongoing crisis and instability in and around Russia and Ukraine means there are still many EU sanctions in place that  could significantly affect your ability to carry out business in the region.

Visit the gov.uk website for the latest on doing business in Russia and Ukraine.

There are over 100 British companies active in the region – covering a wide range of industries, from agriculture to retail – and the UK is currently the 6th largest investor in Ukraine, having invested over £2.3 billion since 1992 (5.4% of total Foreign Direct Investment).

And so if you’re already doing business out there you’ll understand travelling to the region to meet clients and colleagues is not a viable option – in which case, our international conference call facility could become one of your most valuable business tools.

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It’s just over three weeks until the World Cup kicks off in Russia – the hosts take on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, June 14 in the first Group A match – so this edition of everything you need to know is coming at you like a Cossack dance in a Russia World Cup Special.

And if you want to keep in touch with friends, colleagues, clients or fellow football fans forth duration of the tournament, you can use ConferenceCall.co.uk to speak to up to 100 other people simultaneously, using the local rate Russian dial-in number 499-7043569. If you’ve other business interests out in Russia, check out Exporting to Russia – everything you need to know.

Now read on for all you need to know about the upcoming World Cup, as well as some handy trivia from previous tournaments.

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It looks like the UK is in for another heatwave, which makes getting out of the office that bit more appealing. And if you’re lucky enough to work remotely and decided to take the plunge and try out working from home – nothing too drastic, just one day a week at first and then take it from there – then it’s worth giving some real thought to which day is best to be out of the office.

Is it better to take a long weekend away from the office, by working from home on a Monday or a Friday, or break up the week with work from home Wednesday? And have you even considered that Tuesday is the worst day of the week? Let’s try and work out which day is best for you to work from home.

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The United States of America is the largest, most competitive and most technologically advanced economy in the entire world and its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown by at least 1.8% every year since 2011.

The ‘special relationship’ between the US and UK is well documented, and there certainly is a unique link between the two countries that benefits businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.

And while the Atlantic provides a physical barrier between the two countries, it doesn’t have to be a barrier to business as you can quickly and simply set up a conference between UK and USA to make sure colleagues can keep in touch. Here’s how…

Around the world Conference calling Guides & How-Tos