Understanding the
challenges of SMEs

We are Astrid - a team of five like-minded professionals who have pooled our expertise and experience to provide an online platform to help SMEs protect the personal data they hold and meet GDPR requirements. Having all managed SMEs of our own for many years, we understand the challenges SMEs face and the often conflicting demands on time and resources. With shared professional and personal interests in sustainability and responsible business, we are genuinely committed to helping SMEs protect personal data and providing them with a practical and affordable way to comply with GDPR.

 
 

Gerrard Fisher

Founder and GDPR Implementation


Our GDPR process expert and the brains behind the business idea, Gerrard has over 20 years’ experience in business efficiency, product development and process engineering with a knack for making complex processes simple for people to use.

Ann Beavis

Partnerships and commercial


Having successfully helped many SMEs to develop and grow, Ann ensures we provide real commercial value to our customers with a particular focus on our partners, if you’re interested in bringing the benefits of Astrid to your client portfolio, please get in touch with Ann via partners@weareastrid.co.uk.

David Short

Data protection lawyer


Our expert in data protection legislation, David has over 20 years’ experience in providing commercial law and strategic business advice to responsible businesses.

Nicki Chennells

Marketing and content


Our detail obsessed, highly experienced Chartered Marketer, Nicki, is using her marketing expertise to ensure we provide the resources that SMEs really need in a clear language they can easily understand.

Matthew Broadbent

Finance and governance, ICAEW member


A Chartered Accountant and champion of investment and growth of SMEs for over 20 years, Matthew’s an experienced hand at navigating the financial and governance challenges of small and micro businesses.