Practical, real experience and guidance simply provided - Expertise as a Service

Business Compass


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How do we do it?

As a substantial cadre of most experienced professionals and subject experts, as trusted colleagues we bring many decades of executive, assignment and project experience to share. Packaged up experience as short briefings or calls without charge, through more formally scoped briefings, reports and events.

Normally we can answer any question or request in three working days on a simple membership model – no contract – no commitment.

We have most information for the United Kingdom, USA and the European Union, though can cover most countries.

We are providing Expertise as a Service (EaaS).

Some questions we are unable to answer by local law or statute in which case we will let you know as quickly as we can and suggest alternatives.

If you want marketing specific content then please go to our partner service at Marketing Compass.

If you want something with specific relevance to you organisation we provide paid-for briefings, cohorts, or whatever you need, to manage your challenges or assist with personal needs.


What are the costs?

Notes and published briefings are generally free of charge, scoped briefings, specific research, workshops, formal legal advice and similar are charged for by prior arrangement.


Benefits of Business Compass?

  • Simple to access.
  • Wide coverage of all business subjects and challenges.
  • Trusted colleague approach –  decades of executive and specialist level experience available.
  • Providing coaching and mentoring.
  • Fully-Managed Service available – we support the day-to-day.

Why must I be a member? 

Sadly the world is full of unscrupulous people so we must be sure of who we are working with.

We ask you to become a member for the following reasons:

  • It allows us to provide information without charge.
  • We can assure what we are saying.
  • Our duty of care is clear.
  • It avoids identity theft.
  • We can hold a profile for your organisation to stay relevant.

Languages

You can submit a question in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italians,  Dutch, Polish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.  For the time being we will reply in English.


Asking your question

There is a brief online form to identify what you want, including some baseline information about you and your organisation.

You can attach documents to your submission, please use PDF, MS Word or ODF formats.

Everything is entirely confidential (but keep it legal obviously)!

This link jumps to the secure portal in Switzerland for your questions.


Data location and privacy

All your data is held in Switzerland on our own platform, no third party suppliers are involved.

We wont ever sell, trade or pass-onwards your personal details or any details for your organisation or business.

Some data we may have to keep for seven years or longer for legal or statutory reasons such as taxation or professional indemnity.

You can check our published policy at this location.

Looking for specific marketing, digital marketing, Public Relations and sales capability, then try our associated and most experienced Marketing Compass colleagues.  

Credentials

Operational and executive level experience of organisation transformation, process and knowledge management in the pubic and private sectors.

Members of UK National Cyber Security Centre – CISP.

Cyber Essentials – is an important independent scheme for demonstrating cyber assurance and business trust, suited to MSME organisations.  Business Comply has committed to, and begun the process of, embedding the new Cyber Essentials assessment scheme ready for participants for 2021.

About Us

2020 saw the Covid crisis and rapid shift to Trusted Colleague services for business turn-round and protection.

The first outcome has been the new CARE programme for corporate’ and their MSME supply chains, built with the Change Corporation in the UK. We can now help MSME themselves through online sessions and discussion groups and cohort on our new platform.

2019 saw us as an independent company to deliver radically different ways of doing things compliance, just for MSME.

In 2018 the first subscribers group worked well in real world situations using our partner’s enterprise platform BusinessOptix.  What followed was a second and parallel  platform that met the simplified needs of delivery to Micro and Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (MSME) users.  With a new vision of how to do it differently with processes and methods to match, we now provide compliance support to MSME.  Our methods draw upon working with major enterprises, meaning the MSME gets the same quality of guidance through a self-help format of delivery.

Business Comply was set up in 2017 with Fusion Experience Limited to address the need for regulatory and contractual compliance services.  Research with Gartner and prospective businesses, it became clear that smaller businesses got a rough deal by having to comply without the resources to do the job.

Experience

Across 40 years and hundreds of customers.

Organisation transformation at global scale and smaller.

Deploying Target Operating Models at scale.

Experience of financial sector and banking.

Considerable experience of business process.

International and USA experience.

Substantial experience of ICT related cyber and legal issues.

Extensive legal and operational research into the use of document management systems.

Core Team

Kenneth Tombs – Director bringing corporate and public sector business and technology exploitation experience. Projects such as the transformation of the British Army to a new operational state.

Chris Campbell – Director bringing considerable cyber assurance with related compliance and management experience, across both public and private sectors.

Nigel Temple – Director, is an internationally recognised digital marketing leader. He served for 12 years as a Faculty Member with CIM, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and he founded The Marketing Compass online community.

Norman Lott – Finance Director bringing over 40 years of business finance and operations experience, uniquely for start-ups going on to public listing.

Early Members

Africa Emerges

Gaiasoft International Limited

Visionary Member: Gaiasoft work internationally through agencies such as DfID, UN, World Bank and national Governments to develop strategic planning and assist in performance capability building in country –  Joined 2017 – Cyber, ISMS, ISO27001, GDPR, Contractual.  Assisting governments to perform better for their people.

Bespoke MaltaValetta in the sun

Core Member: Bespoke Malta (London and Malta), provide a wide range of services including property and TV to High Net Worth Individuals around the world – 2018 – GDPR.

Cloud Technology Limited (Republic of Ireland)Dublin

Visionary member: Cloudtech are experts in data preparation, management and formatting for their corporate and charitable customers based in Dublin – 2017 – GDPR, ISO27001.

FusionExperience Limited (London)

Premium member: FusionExperience Limited (London), has over a decade of experience in data analytics and systems building and helped to shape Business Comply – 2017 -ISMS/ISO27001, GDPR.

Crown Commercial Services (UK) for the G-Cloud 11 services framework for compliance related online services – 2018 – Compliance and governance services.

Crown Commercial Services (UK) for the Digital Outcomes and Solutions 4 (DOS4) specialists framework – 2018 – Compliance and governance projects.