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Data Driven Marketing and Data Protection Seminar

Websand more effective email marketing through Clever Communication

Websand are delighted to invite you to a Breakfast Seminar about the importance of data to your business. How you can utilise the data you collect to grow your business and the legal issues you need to know to future proof yourself from future changes in data protection

Breakfast Seminar. 14th October at Muckle LLC Newcastle from 8am. Click here to register

In this seminar we will be looking at

  • How data driven marketing can help stimulate business growth and customer loyalty?
  • What will the future of data protection look like?  How will it affect your business?

In partnership with Brewin Dolphin and Muckle LLP, the seminar will take place at Muckle LLP offices in Time Central, Gallowgate, Newcastle, NE1 4SR on the 14th October from 8am.


The timetable of events will be as follows

08:00 – 08:30 – Hello…

Registration, coffee, networking, bacon sandwiches


08:30 – 09:00 – Growth through data driven marketing.

Saul Gowens from Websand will explain how you can grow your business through data driven marketing. How to generate customer loyalty and improve customer retention by getting the most from the customer data you collect on a daily basis.


09:00 – 09:45 – The future of data protection

James Milligan from the DMA will join us to talk about the future of data protection, your director obligations in relation to data protection and how future changes could impact your business.   EU changes are being discussed now.  Take a read of why this stuff if really important.


If you collect information about your customers, then you need to know this stuff.

Eventbrite - The importance of data to your business.


A little bit of background about your speakers

James Milligan, DMA Solicitor

James Milligan advises DMA members on data protection, e-commerce and financial services legislative issues. He has been following the European Commission’s revision of the 1995 European Data Protection Directive since the process began in 2009. James is also involved in lobbying the UK Government, the European Commission and other industry regulators on these issues.

He is a qualified solicitor and has passed the ISEB certificate in data protection. Prior to joining the DMA in 2002, he spent five years working in both private practice and in-house, including gaining practical experience in data protection and financial services whilst working for the European subsidiary of a US third party credit card processor.

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Saul Gowens, Websand, CEO / founder

Saul Gowens has over 15 years’ experience in loyalty marketing. Working with blue chip clients all over the world to help them understand the customer data they hold to build loyalty with their key customers.

Saul founded Websand, a marketing automation platform that makes email marketing more efficient and effective through a focus on customer data and segmentation, a process we call ‘Clever Communication’

Websand is a graduate business of the Newcastle based start-up accelerator Ignite100 and is going from strength to strength, helping local clients such as Fluid Group, Lakes Distillery and Nirvana Europe to make email marketing more effective through Clever Communication.

Click here to register.

Our friends (who have helped create this event)


Brewin Dolphin logo

Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s leading providers of personalised, discretionary wealth management services. We take an integrated approach to protecting and growing wealth. We recognise that everyone has different goals for their finances – from finding efficient ways to invest a lump sum through to setting up a retirement plan – so we offer advice that is equally wide ranging.  We manage £28 billion of funds on behalf of private clients, businesses, charities and pension funds and have 30 offices across the UK, Eire and Channel Islands, including here in Newcastle.


Muckle LLC

Muckle LLP is a leading commercial law firm, providing specialist legal services to small to medium sized businesses, large corporates, listed companies, as well as public sector and third sector bodies. Legal 500 describes Muckle as an “outstanding firm with vision, immense knowledge and a rock-solid core of excellence which runs through the heart of the firm.’

Nicola Barnett, a solicitor in the Muckle team, is one of the region’s only PC.dp qualified data protection practitioners.  Nicola has a particular interest in new technologies. Nicola works with technology-focused clients in navigating the more challenging aspects of information law in a virtual environment.

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