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Tackling Problem Paper in Education

This is the year to finally sort problem paperwork within your school. How student records, staff files and financial documents are managed have an impact on safeguarding, productivity, space and compliance. Outdated ways of working can be transformed by switching to mstore, a proven electronic document management system designed in collaboration with school business managers.

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Latest webinar: Working smarter with deal files and documentation

Our latest FREE webinar is designed to help those faced with multiple challenges sustain their business by providing insights into ways of working already benefiting 3 of the top 10 dealership groups and many more in the top 100.

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Sunshine & Smiles feature at latest Arena Group mini & junior runs

The Leeds 10k weekend went off to a flying start with young people from across the city coming together at the John Charles' athletics track for the Arena Group mini and junior runs. The heat didn't seem to put off the young runners, supporting family and friends, or Arena Owl the event's ever popular mascot enjoying the buzz.

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Mini and junior runners enjoy Jane Tomlinson 10k weekend

Arena Group has supported Run for All since 2010 through sponsorship of the mini, junior and family fun run events to ensure any young person can take part regardless of background or ability. The latest event takes place in Leeds on 7th July as part of the city's Jane Tomlinson's 10k weekend. It's a highlight in the city’s calendar that families and friends can enjoy together, feel the buzz created by the supporters, and develop a passion for being active.

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A guide to the GDPR and mstore: part 3

In this final blog in a series of three from Arena’s Neil Maude, Neil looks more specifically at data breaches and wider security issues, and how an electronic document management solution (EDMS) and Arena’s own mstore in particular can help with compliance in line with the ICO’s 12 steps.

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Innovation for schools that pays for itself

Making the most of technology does not have to be an expensive luxury for a school. A recent study of four education organisations - one further education college and three secondary schools, demonstrated that by implementing mstore for education, Arena’s electronic document management platform, significant returns on investment can be gained making this a cost effective choice

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Legitimate interest v. consent: what’s right for your business?

At Arena’s latest webinar on the GDPR, valuable insights on the relative features and merits of consent and legitimate interest were shared with some pragmatic advice from commercial law firm, 3volution. “The GDPR anticipates that businesses do not just sell one product and one service, you are entitled to contact existing customers for that legitimate business purposes,” explains 3volution’s Sara Ludlam.

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Latest blog: Why price is not the only consideration

If you want to get more from your supplier, why not think beyond price? Arena has been supporting schools and colleges from day one, and specifically founded the business on strong community values that still stand 25 years later.

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Your Data Matters: How will your organisation handle a GDPR query?

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation presents particular challenges when it comes to managing Subject Access Requests (SARs) and Right to Erasure (“Right to be forgotten”/RTBF) requests. These requests allow an individual to access and delete personal data held about themselves. And with the launch yesterday of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) 'Your Data Matters' campaign targeting the general public, the question is, just how will your organisation respond to these requests without distracting from their core business or compromising on their compliance to the more stringent regulation?

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Webinar: Managing and leveraging customer data under the GDPR

Are you still looking for answers when it comes to managing customer consent, and dealing with subject access and right to be forgotten requests under the new GDPR? Are you still in the dark on how the key changes to data protection regulations will impact on your essential marketing activity and customer communications? Just how will your organisation respond to an audit query?

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The hard cost benefits of parking the paper chaos

Closer inspection of two mstore for automotive customers has revealed the substantial cost savings that can be made by reducing paper and moving to a more controlled, digital platform. In a recent webinar delivered by Arena’s Neil Maude featuring case studies from two car dealerships, approaches and benefits were outlined to provide insight for others into the case for moving from outdated paper-based workflows.

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Arena series for young runners kicks off in Lincoln

Hundreds of youngsters are already preparing for the Arena Group Lincoln Mini and Junior Runs to be held in the city on March 17th as part of the popular Lincoln 10k weekend. The Lincoln mini and junior runs mark the start of the season of race events organised by Run for All and sponsored by Arena Group.

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A guide to the GDPR and mstore (part 2)

With the deadline for changes to data protection looming, Arena’s Neil Maude continues his series outlining how an electronic document management solution (EDMS) and mstore in particular can help with compliance.

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Neil joins panel of experts at Auto Management GDPR conference

Arena’s Neil Maude will take to the stage at the Automotive Management GDPR conference on February 22nd, joining a panel of experts sharing insights and experience that will support dealer groups finalise their response to the new data protection regulation.

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A guide to the GDPR and mstore (part 1)

As we head towards the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25th of this year, it is natural that users of Arena’s mstore will be asking how their electronic document management solution (EDMS) can help with compliance. After all, the purpose of the EDMS is to store information, and this information may well be personal data which will fall under the scope of the GDPR. Further, many organisations are taking this opportunity to check their general security situation, especially in light of the GDPR requirement for prompt notification of a data breach should one occur. In this series of three blogs, Arena’s Neil Maude provides a guide to how mstore contributes to your GDPR compliance activities.

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Schools share the challenges of achieving compliance with GDPR

At a recent webinar on ‘Practical Insights on the GDPR for schools’, Arena’s Neil Maude shared some of the most relevant features of the new data protection regulation for schools, the potential impacts, and next steps. This was followed with a survey to understand the state of play for education on individual schools’ journeys towards the May 2018 deadline which has elicited some interesting insights.

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British Legal Technology Forum 2018

Arena Group are proud to announce we will be exhibiting at The British Legal Technology Forum 2018 at the Old Billingsgate, London on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

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Laura, Arena's HR Manager, reviews a busy year of community activity

To celebrate Arena Group’s 25th year in business, employees pledged to raise £25,000 for local charities between November 2016 and September 2017. The challenge was set at our Annual Profit Share Meeting in November where our employees overwhelmingly chose to support three hospices; Wakefield Hospice, Rotherham Hospice and East Lancashire Hospice. £25,000 can help to pay for 1000 hours of nursing care, 6 bereavement support sessions for 120 people or 4167 patient meals. All of these hospices are local to the Arena office locations and all rely heavily on donations to continue their amazing work in our communities.

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Chamber recognises Arena Group for positive social impact

Arena Group’s commitment to positive social impact and corporate social responsibility has been recognised by the Chamber of Commerce in the Raising the Bar Awards.

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Seminar provides practical and legal advice for OMBs on the GDPR

Arena's Neil Maude is joining forces with Clarion Solicitors to share legal advice and practical insights with owner managed businesses for tackling the new data protection regulation coming into force next year.

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