Monday, 15 February 2016

Businesses must beware the enemy within

Employers are being warned to keep their friends close – but their enemies closer if they want to protect their business.

Telford solicitor Andrew Oranjuik, from Martin-Kaye in Euston Way, is calling on all local employers to take the opportunity to hear from two of the UK’s top barristers who can offer invaluable advice.

“We’re hosting a special breakfast event at our Telford head office which has the capacity to change the course of an employer’s business for the better. And we’re delighted to announce that one of the UK’s most prominent QCs – Mohammed Zaman – has agreed to present the seminar, which is a real coup.”

The event – “Managing the Enemy Within” – will be held on Thursday, March 10, at 8.30am, and businesses must register in advance if they want to attend.

“Our guest speaker will give guests the inside track on how to protect their ideas and preserve confidential information, and how to prevent employees abusing the valuable information or indeed, taking it elsewhere,” said Andrew.

“We’re also very pleased to welcome leading commercial barrister Shakil Najib who will also share his knowledge at our event, so businesses really do have a unique opportunity to learn from two leading experts in their field.”

Andrew called on local businesses to sign up for the presentation which will also give them a chance to network with other like-minded companies from across the wider Midlands region.

“An important topic like this could already be affecting many companies in our area and they may be completely unaware of the risks they are facing. Even if the business is not immediately threatened, our speakers will share important advice that could safeguard the company’s future in the longer term.

“So it’s vital that employers don’t ignore the potential risks that previously loyal employees could pose if they decide to move on – and our seminar will ensure they know what to look out for and, more importantly, how to stop it happening in the first place.”

To sign up businesses should call June Noto on 01952 525951 or email junenoto@martinkaye.co.uk

Pic: Andrew Oranjuik (left) with Mohammed Zaman and Shakil Najib preparing for the presentation