How would you deal with a Subject Access Request from a client?

What measures do you have in place to protect against data protection breaches? Do you have privacy notices for all groups of data subjects?

Does your IT system have sufficient safeguards to protect your client and supplier details?


If you’re not sure about the answer to any of these questions, you could potentially have a problem.

Did you know that the fine for a serious data protection breach is  20,000,000 Euros or 4% of global annual turnover for serious breaches, and 10,000,000 Euros or 2% of global annual turnover for less-serious breaches. This is the extreme sanction for a serious offence, but if you are found to be non-compliant with any aspect of the regulations, there could be serious consequences for your organisation.


Aquila Consulting Ltd is a Cornish business that deals specifically with compliance – making sure your charity, business, school or organisation is compliant with the rules setting out how you handle data and cyber security, as well as with regard to employment and business law.

Nathan Heyes, MD of Aquila and primary consultant, is offering a bespoke compliance package to charities and other voluntary sector entities, to help ensure that your organisation does not fall foul of the laws around compliance.

Aquila Consulting is offering a Charities Assisted Compliance package for a special price of £750 + VAT, which includes:

  • a free initial consultation,
  • a full review of your business and your website together with a report detailing the areas in which you are doing well, and those that need work,
  • a template data map, for you to catalogue what data is held in your business, and how it should be dealt with,
  • template policies for you to adapt for your organisation (worth £350 alone)
  • a FREE training presentation for use with your staff and volunteers.

(The standard Assisted Compliance package does not include the free training presentation, which usually comes with the Full Compliance package Aquila offers.)

Nathan understands that for a small charity, this seems a large sum of money, and is willing to agree payment terms across several months, or to provide the work across a longer period of time, as your finances allow.


As part of his commitment to helping the voluntary sector to improve business practices, Nathan will be running a training course for data owners (i.e. managers, directors, etc) on 28 February, from 1-5.30pm, for £40+VAT.  This will include a networking lunch opportunity before the training, and more details will follow, in a future post.

For more information, contact Nathan on 07986 850 957 or You can book via Eventbrite.

You can find out more about Aquila’s compliance services on their website – but the special offer for charities is only being advertised through Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum so you’ll not find it there.