We are a family-run business passionate about delivering the best possible client support, we pride ourselves on our sector-leading trusted status and the client relationships that we have built over the years.
We have many years of experience in data protection practice and law, and we are proud to specialise in helping the voluntary sector.
We are the only data protection consultancy trusted by The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) to deliver data protection advice and guidance, training, and Data Protection Officer (DPO) representation services. We are also endorsed by ACEVO, the Lloyds Bank Foundation and the Directory for Social Change. We are the only company to be trusted by all of these organisations.
It is our mission to ensure that all our clients, no matter the size located anywhere in the World, are compliant with data protection law, operate lawfully and ethically, are diligent and proficient in data processing activities, and ultimately confident they comply with their obligations.
Mark has worked In Data Analysis and Data Protection Law for more than 12 years. He established one the first consultancies to offer GDPR advice and guidance to the voluntary sector and has helped over 1000 organisations to improve compliance. In 2017 he became a Certified GDPR Data Protection Practitioner. He has worked with organisations in Switzerland, Turkey, many of the EU countries, India, Pakistan and the DRC. He is a recognised fundraising trainer and London Committee member to the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.
A champion for ethical data protection, I specialise in working with charities who support vulnerable individuals or work in challenging settings.
Erika is passionate about charity work and keen to support non-profit organisations in their data protection compliance. She was until recently Impact Manager and Data Protection Lead for a small charity based in Oxfordshire. She’s aware of the range of challenges faced by the sector and highly motivated to help non-profit organisations with data protection to enable their important work.
Andrew is an experienced data protection practitioner, with particular expertise in technical security measures. He has previously worked for more than 6 years within the Information Commissioner's Office, providing advice and training on technology issues with relevance to UK data protection law. Andrew has private sector experience in the cybersecurity industry, primarily in automated vulnerability assessment and vulnerability management. He also has experience in manual testing and holds a current penetration testing qualification (Tigerscheme QSTM).
Having left college with a secretarial qualification, I went on to work in London as a PA for Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers, both one of the big 8 accountancy organisations, gaining valuable experience within the accountancy sector. I later joined the international law firm, HerbersmithFreehills as a Legal PA, where I worked for over 23 years supporting partners, senior associates and associates. I am highly organised, hard-working and self-motivated. I strive to exceed expectations by providing a service that is second-to-none. I like to build and maintain genuine relationships with clients.
Barbara has over 20 years experience of data protection, information rights and information governance primarily in local authority and education sectors. Barbara holds a Masters in information law, rights and practice plus an ISEB in data protection/GDPR. As a DPO she has experience of steering organisations to effective GDPR and UK data protection law and practice. Central to this is being able to raise awareness and promote good information management practice on a day to day level whilst evidencing assurance and accountability through policy and performance monitoring. Barbara recognises the challenges experienced by Hope and May clients in their data protection journey and will endeavour to support them in ensuring their practices are lawful, proportionate and appropriate.
Matt has over 15 years senior marketing experience and over 10 years’ experience in the Not-For-Profit sector. Whilst Matt is working to ensure that Hope & May are visible to those who may need our support, he also has first hand experience of the challenges and pitfalls faced within the sector to ensure data compliance.
Hope & May is proud to be the only data protection company trusted by The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) to deliver data protection consultancy, training and Data Protection Officer (DPO) services to the NCVO’s more than 16,000 members.
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We are the only trusted supplier to The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), and work with multiple other reputable organisations.