Cristina Vannini-Goodchild - Founder of CVG Solutions
Great Companies: Please tell me something about the business and how did you come up with such an idea?
Cristina Vannini-Goodchild: the purpose of the business is to up-skill business owners in Data Protection to reduce their risk of exposure and strengthen their brand and their reputation in the market. I do so with practical solutions that are tailored made to fit with their environment. My mission is to create a GDPR centre of excellence in the SMEs community. I have always worked with data in a corporate environment and it was during my last role as Head of Data Governance that made me realise that the small businesses lack the necessary resources to grasp the regulation let alone implementing it. So I am really passionate about providing the required support and expertise to the SMEs community.
Great Companies: What are the various services and products provided by your company?
1. A one stop shop (starter kit) I do all the work and take the pain away. it's an all in one solution with an in depth gap analysis that reveals the risk of exposure followed by a comprehensive compliance plan with prioritised actions and an achievable timeline it also offers all the policy, processes and supporting materials required. At the end of this journey you are GDPR compliant and you have the necessary tools to maintain that status.
2. A robust training programme of 8+1 modules which equates to 18hrs spread across 12 months. this training is a live interactive online session.
3. Data Officer for those who don't have the time. The businesses can purchase a bundle of hours to be used for GDPR expertise/advice or for practical work like executing Data Protection Impact Assessment.
4. A Membership Subscription which includes the 8+1 modules training programme, a member forum and two session of 30mins each with me to be used anytime over a 12 month period.
Great Companies: Why should one choose you over others in this field?
Cristina Vannini-Goodchild: CVG Solutions has a reputation for operating in an open and transparent manner with our clients, building strong and trusting relationships. My approach is simple and straight-forward – I take the complexity of GDPR away, and inject fun into practical solutions that naturally fit into your business.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Cristina Vannini-Goodchild: there are a lot of misconception about the subject which has created fear, and because of that the temptation is to avoid it. Unfortunately in doing so businesses are actually exposing themselves to heavy fines and criminal charges
Great Companies: What do you think are the few main things which are most important for a successful business?
Cristina Vannini-Goodchild: Structure, Planning and knowing your market.