Cyber Security & Digital Finance for SMEs – May 17 Buffet & Talks

Data security

Join us for an afternoon of buffet and talks!

We’d love local businesses to join us, LHP Accountants, Wolfberry Cyber Security and Thomas Carroll for an afternoon of buffet and talks at Coal House Grill Cross Hands.

Learn about the threat and costs of the rapid evolution of cyber technology to businesses today and the steps they can take to prevent attack. Discover how to handle digital finance compliance ahead of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ to avoid potential penalties and how to benefit from online accounts automation, insight, and scalability.

RSVP only: book your place with any dietary requirements via or on Let’s Talk.

Further information below and attached.


Tuesday 17 May 2022, 2:00pm-4:30pm

Coal House Grill Cross Hands, SA14 6NA.

  • 2:00pm: buffet and networking
  • 2:30pm: guest speakers
  • 3:30pm: networking and coffee
  • 4:30pm: close

Guest Speakers:

  • Damon, CEO at Wolfberry on Cyber Security, The Threat You Can’t Ignore
  • Emma Francis, Financial Risk Executive at Thomas Carroll, Cost of a Cyber Breach
  • LHP Director Janet Collins and Associate Sam Hart, Making Tax Digital, Rules & Next Steps


Cyber Security, The Threat You Can’t Ignore
Damon Rands, CEO of Wolfberry Cyber Security

Damon Rands CEO of Wolfberry Cyber Security will explain how SME’s can be vulnerable due to the sensitive information they hold with potentially limited security layers in place to protect threat vectors. He will raise your awareness of cyber security and improve your knowledge, teaching you how to recognise threats and build a security infrastructure. Current trends in cyber security will be covered, particularly following developments due to rapid digitalisation over the last two years as a result of the pandemic.

Cost of a Cyber Breach
Emma Francis, Chartered Insurance Broker at Thomas Carroll

Emma Francis, Chartered Insurance Broker and Cyber and Financial Risks Insurance Executive at Thomas Carroll will provide insightful case studies including claim costs to explain the most pressing cyber threats to your business today. Emma will explain how to manage this risk and the insurance cover available to you today.

Making Tax Digital, The Rules and Next Steps
Janet Collins and Sam Hart, Director and Associate at LHP Accountants

Janet Collins and Sam Hart will give a joint talk on the benefits of keeping business digital records as Cloud Accounting Specialists. How to implement the right cloud software and necessary processes in
light of Making Tax Digital HMRC compliance. In particular the fast-approaching MTD for income tax, affecting all self-employed, limited companies and sole traders turning over a minimum £10k per year, with potential penalties approaching for those that don’t comply by the April 2023 deadline. Also the real benefits of cloud accounting automation, insight and scalability.

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