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GDPR: The Lowdown

The data protection law in the UK and Europe is changing. From the 25th May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation will come into force, replacing the current Data Protection Act which was passed in 1998.

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) dictates huge changes to the way organisations store, process and handle personal data. Data is the new commodity, and GDPR mandates a baseline safeguard on how companies deal with our data. GDPR protects an individual’s right to privacy and applies to all personal data, held in every business.

Companies need to take extra actions to demonstrate their compliance with these regulations, assisting individuals with their rights to relevant information, or they will face heavy fines.

Why is GDPR Important?

The main purpose of GDPR is to ensure personal and sensitive data is protected in today’s modern digital landscape and to provide consistency with data protection laws and rights across geographical borders. This is vital to both organisations and individuals, especially within select industries such as the public sector or recruitment where the use of sensitive data forms an integral part of a business.

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James Payne - finance and IT manager at BSP Consulting

East Midlands civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting has promoted James Payne to the position of finance and IT manager.

He has been with the company for exactly 16 years, having joined BSP straight from school in August 2001.

James has recently been instrumental in introducing a new project information management system at BSP’s headquarters in Nottingham and across its offices in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield.

The Union Square software is used worldwide by organisations in the construction sector to help them work smarter and collaborate more effectively, and it has already begun showing positive results for BSP.

BSP managing director David Sumner said: “James has been a loyal and valued BSP employee since joining us in 2001. He has recently spearheaded the introduction of Union Square across the business after putting forward the case to the senior team of the benefits of integrating and streamlining our management of information – something which has become increasingly important to the efficiency of the business as we continue to expand.

“We have a commitment to staff development and are delighted to have promoted James to this newly created position at BSP Consulting, which reflects his new role.”

The Union Square system is being used throughout the business, primarily for project accounting but also for internal processes such as HR.

“Union Square has only been in place for a short while but already it is bringing benefits to BSP in making our project accounting more efficient,” said James. “The prediction is that it will help us with our long-term forecasting and planning, and become an increasingly valuable tool in the future.”

James joined BSP as a civil engineering technician at the age of 16, before becoming civil engineering technician and IT manager in 2004 and subsequently IT manager. He is based in BSP’s Nottingham HQ in Oxford Street but works across the group.

BSP, which also has offices at Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester, and Solly Street, Sheffield, provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents. It was founded in 1999 and operates across the UK, working in sectors including education, industrial, commercial, retail, affordable housing, older persons living, leisure, private housing, heritage, and pre-planning.

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  • A rare opportunity to secure 3,000 sq ft (279 sq m) of offices with 20 car parking spaces
  • Gas fired central heating with some comfort cooling cassettes

Prestigious office park location


The property was built by William Davis in 1995 as part of the successful 18 acre Wyvern Business Park, comprising 300,000 sq ft, which was completed in 2009.



The Wyvern Business Park is an established and highly successful dedicated premier office park located approximately 2 miles east of Derby City Centre.


Together with the adjacent Wyvern Retail Park it is strategically located adjoining both Pride Park and the A52 dual carriageway.



The Wyvern Business Park has attracted local, regional and international companies including Synergy Healthcare, Capita Plc, Mouchell Parkman, Dermalogica, P Ducker Systems, Dains Chartered Accountants, Aggregate Industries, HM Government Offices, Onesubsea (part of the Cameron Group), Franklands Insurance brokers, Esker UK and, of course, Raybould & Sons.

Public Transport

There is a regular public bus service from Derby City Centre calling at Pride Park and the Wyvern Business Park.

There is also fast access to Derby’s Midland Mainline railway Station via the car park, on Pride Park, with ‘over-bridge‘ access to all platforms.

Local Facilities

There is a 110 bedroomed Premier Travel Inn on the Park.

Sainsbury’s is located adjacent the Park entrance and the Wyvern retail Park which is also home to Sainsburys Homebase, Boots The Chemist, Next Home, Mothercare, and Halfords.

There is also a Costa Coffee with additional drive thru facility.

The Property

Orient House comprises a two storey, self contained, semi detached office building extending to some 3,000 sq ft (279 sq m).

Internally, the accommodation is arranged to provide ground floor entrance lobby, reception area (with disabled WC) and part open plan/part partitioned offices.

The first floor provides an open plan office area, private office, kitchenette, store and boardroom/meeting room.

There are Ladies and Gents WC’s on the first floor landing.

Features and Specification

Gas fired central heating, some independent comfort cooling cassettes, double glazed window units, wood effect flooring throughout the office areas giving a contemporary ‘feel’, suspended ceilings with recessed Category II lighting units, security grilles to ground floor windows and window blinds.


Exceptional Car Parking

20 car parking spaces – it is exceptional to have 20 car parking spaces with 3,000 sq ft of office space.


The ‘extra’ parking means that the premises are ideal for a company either with large staff numbers or where there are regular visitors.


Non Domestic Rates

Information obtained from the Valuation Office website provides the both current rating assessment and the draft assessment for the 2017 rating List which comes into force on 1st April 2017


2010 List assessment


Rateable Value: £29,000


2017 List assessment


Rateable Value: £23,250


This information is provided for guidance only and interested parties should make their own enquiries to confirm that this is the position.


All mains services are available and connected.


We have not tested any of the services or installations.


Town & Country Planning

We believe that the premises have the benefit of existing planning consent for office use (B1).


However, interested parties should make their own enquiries of Derby City Council planning Department to verify that this is the current position and to determine whether planning consent is required for their proposed use.


The premises are available either by way of a new full repairing and insuring lease on terms to be agreed.


The tenant is responsible for internal repairs, fixtures and fittings, decoration and external repairs and decoration to the property and to the car parking spaces. At the end of the lease the tenant is required to leave the premises in good repair and to redecorate throughout.


The tenant is responsible for all costs of electricity, gas and telephone and business rates, water rates and sewerage rates direct to the appropriate authority or supplier.


The landlord insures the building against fire and similar risks and the cost of the annual insurance premium is reimbursed by the tenant.


The tenant is responsible for paying on a quarterly basis a service charge towards the cost of maintaining the common landscaping, the car park access roads, the barriers and external lighting. The annual cost of this is nominal and full details are available from Raybould & Sons.



Upon application



We are advised that VAT will be payable on the rent and any service charge expenditure.

Legal Costs

Each party to the transaction will bear their own legal costs.


An energy performance certificate can be made available on request.


Certificate No: 9601-3019-0648-0902-3301


Rating C – 73.



All Viewings to be strictly by prior appointment through the sole selling agents, Raybould & Sons and under no circumstances should you make contact with the current occupiers directly.


Contact:  Martin Langsdale


Tel:          01332 295555







Data Clarity Headquarters

Data Clarity are delighted to announce the relocation of their head offices due to accelerated business growth. As of 1st August 2017, new premises at Pride Park in Derby provides more than 3,000 sq. ft. of space for their workforce.

Data Clarity have both trebled their employees and doubled the company’s turnover during the last 12 months. Investment in science and technology has enabled the company to invest in new product development, expand the product portfolio (by 70%) and improve the speed and functionality of their existing products.

Consequently, Data Clarity have relocated its headquarters into a new modern office space across two floors at 9 Pride Point, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8BX in anticipation of the next phase of the company’s expansion.

The new office will provide first-class facilities for employees and clients with the inclusion of new break out pods, meeting areas, welfare zones and a purpose-built marketing suite.

Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Carrick explains: “Our core values of honesty, integrity and our understanding of our client’s unique business challenges has enabled us to move forward and exceed our goals. Our new headquarters will provide the room we need for further expansion enabling us to provide higher levels of service to our clients through additional revenue streams and services offered. The new office will provide us with the platform we need to build upon the company success. A proud moment for all the team and a necessary step to take in our ongoing business development.”

About Data Clarity Limited

Data Clarity are a worldwide software and data services provider with a portfolio of products ranging from business intelligence software to powerful omni-channel solutions. We empower companies to focus on their business objectives through our data driven systems. We specialise in transforming data into actionable information, streamlining workflows, automating and simplifying processes. Creating software that works for you and your business.

Visit: for more information on our company.

For further enquiries please contact Chloé Farmer, Marketing & Customer Relationship Manager:

I can still remember clearly the official opening of Pride Park. I was one of the many school children that took part in the opening ceremony to welcome the Queen to Derby. This was a fun couple of weeks in the lead up to the ceremony practicing with many other children from other schools so that we came together for our part of the parade. On the day of the ceremony we stood on the pitch and watched the Queen as she circled the ground in her car waving to us all as we were waving back to her. A truly memorable occasion and a great day of celebration.

I was only 12 years old at the time, and my life has since seen many changes, although I did not expect to end up working so close to the Pride Park on The Wyvern where I can see the stadium from my office.

Pride Park Opening ceremony, The Queen, July 1997

Pride Park Opening ceremony, The Queen, July 1997

I was one of the pupils that saw many changes throughout my education at Derby High School. Our year was the first year to complete the SAT’s at age 14, and the first year to take AS and A2 level exams, which are now changing again. The first year to do things continued when I went to University as I was very fortunate to be accepted on to a brand new degree course called the flying start programme which was a partnership between Newcastle University, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC). This meant I would come out of University with a Degree, part qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a job.

During my degree course I went to work at PWC for practical experience in what they called their busy season. This was the dark winter months from December through to March each year. Again I was lucky in that each year I was based in their London office which was great as it allowed me to see so much of the capital. However one year PWC did send me up to Aberdeen for a week in January and there was also a season when I only spent a week in London. It was a great experience being in London, working down there and getting an understanding of a business through the audit process that I was a part of.

After finishing at university I went to work for PWC in the same London office which I had worked in as part of my degree course. While at PWC I qualified as a Chartered Accountant. It also allowed me to gain the experience required to gain my membership. I learnt much during my time at PWC, but as my father was a Chartered Accountant in practice in Derby, the long-term plan had potentially always been to come back and work with him. As this had always been an option for me it became the option I decided to go for. In fact at my exit interview with PWC they did put down the reason for leaving was the opportunity of a lifetime, which I still today believe that it was.

And so, I came back to Derby in 2008 to work in my father’s business, Shapcotts Accountants and then in 2010, at the age of 26 became a director of the company.

Kimberley Shapcott, President of the Derby Society of Chartered Accountants

Shortly after this I became involved in The Derby Society of Chartered Accountants in 2011 as a committee member because I wanted to be involved in the promotion of Chartered Accountants in the local area. It was an honour to be appointed as President of The Derby Society of Chartered Accountants in 2016/17 and again in 2017/18 for a second term. During this time I plan to focus on engagement with the local Chartered Accountants in the area to encourage them to become involved in local events, attend the local courses that we hold at the Derby Cricket Ground on a range of topics from September through to April each year and represent them with other professions so that they are aware of what we can provide as a profession.

Personally I have, bought a house locally (within 5 minutes from the office out of rush hour which is a much better commute than the one hour commute I had in London), I got married in 2015 and we had our daughter Ezri in 2016 who is now 10 months old. It was great to be one of the 5% of the population that were able to take advantage of shared parental leave. This enabled my husband to spend more time with our daughter when she was very small and I was able to return to the business and develop this part of my life.

Professionally, my father Melvin and I have grown the business each year with organic growth and through merger with other local firms. In 2015 we acquired a long-standing Derby firm of accountants Blythe, Squires, Wilson to expand our team and clients.

2016 saw us take on a new director Nick Parkes to expand our management team. Each year we continue to grow and develop the business and are looking to continue this expansion. I love being a director at Shapcotts Accountants. At PWC the role I had within audit team was very much about checking things and looking at historic information, whereas at Shapcotts I can make a difference, help clients develop their business, look to the future not at the past to achieve their vision and goals.

During 2016 I became involved in a property business with my husband in which we started building a property portfolio. Our goal is to providing great houses to the local market and improve the quality of properties available for rent in the city. This has been a very interesting field to move into outside of Shapcotts Accountants. It has also helped me get a greater understanding of our clients that invest in property. We have a number of clients who are landlords or invest in property and having seen this first hand has enabled me to provide better advice and guidance on questions posed by clients in this sector.

This article was originally published in the Derby Telegraph on Wednesday July 19, 2017 in the special edition Pride Park Business supplement.

Gin lovers from across Derby are getting into the spirit of things with an exclusive gin festival aimed at celebrating the rich history of the drink.

The free one-day event will be hosted by Seven Bar & Restaurant, located in the city’s bustling Pride Park on Friday 28 July from midday. 

Gin mixing expert Bruno Gaspar will be hosting demonstrations on the best mixers, alongside talks on this summer’s finest fruit fusions.

Managing Director, Helen Salloway said: “We are so thrilled to be hosting the Gin Garden event at Seven. The emergence of new-style gins and premium mixers has increased in the past few years ,and we are delighted to be able to celebrate its newly gained popularity with our clients.”

Gin cocktails are hugely popular again. As well as the new and unique offerings from mixologists, the old gin cocktail classics like the Gin Fizz have gone through a major resurgence.”

The festival invites everyone from gin connoisseurs to complete beginners to celebrate one of the nation’s most popular tipples. With a selection of over 15 types of gin, visitors are sure to find a taste sensation.

Gin enthusiast Ellie Edwards (22) said: “I love gin because there are so many different independent producers out there all putting their own spin on it, and using different botanicals giving each one a different flavour.”

Last year alone, British drinkers consumed around the equivalent of 1.12 billion G&Ts, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Seven customer, Julian Sheppard (42) said: “I really enjoy tasting new gins and garnish combinations. People think that it is just a case of adding a gin, tonic and a slice of lemon, but the really tasty ones are unique.

“Peppercorn and grapefruit is one of my favourite garnishes.  I am really looking forward to trying new flavours at Seven Bar & Restaurant.”

An array of nibbles will also be on offer, such as olives and accompaniments.

The boutique bar & restaurant boasts a selection of menus, from champagne breakfast options, to a la carte dining, and this event is just one of many in its annual calendar.

For more information, please visit the Seven Bar & Restaurant website at

Derby, 17th July 2017 – Data Clarity Limited, a global provider of data driven software solutions is pleased to announce their recent enrolment in the Retail Pro International (RPI) Development Partner Programme.

Retail Pro International, whose headquarters are based in California (USA) forge professional Development Partnerships to extend and enhance the user experience of their Retail Pro software by developing convenient and affordable plugins to add desired functionality to their customer’s solutions in over 128 countries.

As an Authorised Development Partner, Data Clarity will contribute to the Development Partner Network delivering in-depth business intelligence reporting to meet the diverse needs of retailers, worldwide through their ClarityQB and ClarityRI software solutions.

ClarityQB augmented by ClarityRI provides instant retail intelligence, extracting data from multiple sources in minutes. The solution provides end users with the independence for generating queries and on-demand reports, reducing both reliance on IT departments and the need for costly proprietary licenses.

Both organisations have a history of success in working together to support business reporting using Data Clarity’s, ClarityQB and ClarityRI solutions which integrate with Retail Pro 8 and Retail Pro 9 EPOS systems. Retail Pro increases operational efficiency to deliver increased productivity and ultimately widen profit margins.

Rachel Duggan, Sales Manager said; “We are extremely excited about this partnership and the solutions we will be able to provide to retailers. As a worldwide software and data services provider, this partnership will extend our client base into new markets delivering focused solutions to empower customers.”

To discover the benefits ClarityQB and ClarityRI bring to retailers, please visit:




About Retail Pro International

Retail Pro International (RPI) is a global leader in retail management software that is recognized world-wide for rich functionality, multi-national capabilities, and unparalleled flexibility. For over 25 years, RPI has innovated retail software solutions to help retailers optimize business operations and have more time to focus on what really matters- cultivating customer engagement and capitalizing on retail’s trends. Retail Pro is the chosen software platform for omni-channel strategy by retailers in 128+ countries. 

About Data Clarity Limited

Data Clarity are a worldwide software and data services provider with a portfolio of products ranging from business intelligence software to powerful omni-channel solutions. We empower companies to focus on their business objectives through our data driven systems. We specialise in transforming data into actionable information, streamlining workflows, automating and simplifying processes. Creating software that works for you and your business.

Visit: for more information on our company.

For further enquiries please contact Chloé Farmer, Marketing & Customer Relationship Manager:

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting has been appointed to work on a spectacular new multi-million pound adventure resort which is set to take the UK leisure industry by storm.
Afan Valley Adventure Resort in South Wales will be the first development of its kind in the UK and will be home to a staggering wealth of adrenaline-fuelled indoor and outdoor activities.

Set over 500 acres of forests and rolling hills in Afan Valley, the resort is the brainchild of Gavin Woodhouse, chairman of Northern Powerhouse Developments and Peter Moore OBE – the man who first brought Center Parcs to the UK and who helped turn round the fortunes of Alton Towers.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy, which will feature a series of tough challenges and endurance courses designed by the top TV survival expert, has already signed up as one of the resort’s big attractions.

Engineers at BSP Consulting, which has its headquarters in Nottingham and branches in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, have been appointed to undertake the flood risk assessment and drainage strategy for the development, which is currently going through the pre-planning stages. Earlier the company handled the geotechnical phase one desk study.

“Afan Valley Adventure Resort is a really exciting new adventure and leisure park which will be home to a selection of world-class adventure facilities,” said BSP Consulting associate Tim Wilson. “As a company, BSP Consulting has worked on major leisure parks previously but we’re thrilled to be playing a role in this development, which is a pioneering concept for the UK leisure industry.

“Flood risk assessments and drainage strategies are pre-planning necessities for any scheme over one hectare in size and/or schemes within a flood zone two or three, with each site having a unique set of circumstances that need thorough investigation to satisfy planning conditions. BSP Consulting has vast experience in this field, and we are delighted that our expertise is being used to help take this significant scheme forward to the next stage of its development.”

In addition to the Bear Grylls Survival Academy experience, the all-weather, all-year-round resort will also be home to three outdoor ski slopes, forest-based zip wires and tree-top adventures, bike trails, an Xtreme sport centre, a state-of-the-art aqua park, indoor trampolining, relaxing spas and a central plaza featuring a wealth of bars and restaurants.

Expected to be opening in the summer of 2018, the development will also include a 100-bedroom hotel and 500 luxury lodges.

BSP is working closely on the project with chartered town planners and urban designers Nineteen47, which has offices in Castle Donington and York.

BSP Consulting, which has its head office in Oxford Street, Nottingham, provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents. It was founded in 1999 and operates across the UK.

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Working-Together 18th July SMALLER

Employer & Education – Working together to inspire the future


Tuesday 18th July

8am (breakfast)      8.30 – 11.30

Riverside Centre, 2, Riverside Court, Derby, DE24 8HY

Explore how partnerships between schools and employers can be developed to:

  • Provide a link between education and work
  • Improve awareness of the World of Work and the labour market
  • Raise aspirations and improve attainment

Let’s work together to improve the employability of our young people

Just click on the link to register:

Employers & Education: Working Together

If you require any further information then please do contact Jacqui Kinch on 07812 301004 or

Detailed below is some background information which may stimulate some interest.

What do we know?

  • The Office for National Statistics in June 2016 reported that nationally there are 750,000 vacancies, one quarter are skill-shortage related…….. then later on in the report it noted that youth unemployment is 3 x higher than total unemployment. While there may be many reasons to explain this, one of them is likely to be linked to education during school and college years.
  • The CBI Survey 2016 revealed that the overwhelming majority of employers across the UK believe the quality of careers advice for young people is not good enough (by a balance of -79%).  The report also noted that among employers with links to schools and colleges, the two most common forms of support by far are offering work experience placements (80%) and careers advice and talks (80%)
  • The Employers and Education taskforce in January 2016 reported the following:


“…young adults surveyed who recalled greater levels of contact with employers whilst at school were significantly less likely to be NEET and earned, on average, 18% more than peers who recalled no such activities.”

– Dr Anthony Mann


NEET – Not in education, employment or training

What can we do?

It is this latter point that is of particular interest, in Derby City if we can increase the level of contact with employers for students at school this will help contribute to improving the previous points.

  • If more employers were able to talk to students about their organisation, this will help improve careers advice and make students aware of what skills and qualifications are needed to be successful.
  • If students can see different employers in their lessons they will then make the link between what they are doing in the classroom and the world of work and this should help raise aspirations for the employees and employers of the future.

The ‘Working together to inspire the future’ event is very much about exploring ways in which local employers can get involved in local schools but more importantly for local employers to contribute to ways in which they would like to get involved.  There will be employers present who are already involved in some activity, there will be some head teachers and deputy head teachers present along with some Careers teachers so meaningful discussions can take place.
It would be great to see a wide range of employer involvement, from the larger employers in the area to the small and medium sized businesses as well.




A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme Update – Advanced Works – Evening Road Closures


The advanced works that started in February are continuing and the main works for the scheme will start later in the summer. Work already completed includes tree felling and earthworks on Wyvern Way. Utility companies are continuing with the work to divert buried services and ducting work will be carried out at night.
The next stage in diverting the underground utilities will mean that we need to close parts of Wyvern Way overnight.
From Monday 19th June to Friday 23rd June, between 9.00pm and 6.00am, Wyvern Way eastbound will be closed. Access to businesses will be maintained during these times, but there will be no through route to the A52 Eastbound. There will also be temporary traffic lights at the Derwent Parade/Wyvern Way roundabout between 9.00pm and 6.00am.
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From Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June, Wyvern Way eastbound will again be closed between 9.00pm and 6.00am. Access to businesses will be maintained during these times, but there will be no through route to the A52 Eastbound.
From Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July, between 10.00pm and 6.00am, Wyvern Way, from Derwent Parade to the A52 Westbound, will be closed. Access to Wyvernside will not be affected, but vehicles exiting from Wyvernside will not be able to turn left on to Wyvern Way whilst the closure is in place.
News articles and more information about the scheme is available on the A52 Scheme webpage.
We will be issuing regular scheme updates as well as news on Derby Newsroom, along with twitter and facebook updates.