Suzuki GB offers free GDPR courses for dealerships

With the impending introduction of GDPR, Suzuki has been hosting a series of courses for its dealer network, helping deaperships to ensure they are compliant when the law changes on May 25.

The Japanese brand has hosted two workshops for dealers so far this month, and due to the popularity has added three additional dates. The days are delivered with the help of GDPR trained personnel, including a data protection officer and member of the ASE profit ops team with a wealth of automotive experience.

The days will focus on ensuring dealers are ready for GDPR, and understand their obligations when the new law comes into effect. It will also help dealers make sure they are integrating data protection policy into their data processing, going forward.

Dave Willis, from Orwell Motorcycles, attended one of the courses earlier this month, and commented, I attended the GDPR workshop in Milton Keynes and I can’t say I was looking forward to it. I’d completed a couple of online GDPR courses and both were next to useless. However, the Suzuki workshop was excellent. Not only was it invaluable to have presenters there that we could ask questions of, but also the documentation we received was above and beyond anything I had expected. It really will save us a huge amount of time and put us on the right track to becoming GDPR compliant. I want to say a huge thank you to Suzuki GB.”

Bill Smith Motors’ Mark Smith also attended a course and said afterwards, “I just wanted to say thank you to Suzuki for the GDPR course. It was much appreciated, and I found the day to be very informative. It has enabled us, as a business, to be clear on all aspects of GDPR and I appreciate Suzuki being the first manufacturer to adopt such important training at no cost to the dealership.”

Suzuki GB national Sales manager, Jonathan Martin, added, “It’s the responsibility of everyone to make sure we’re all compliant and ready for when GDPR comes into effect in May. It’s something that will affect us and all of our dealerships, so we took the initiative to run these workshops so we can all learn and understand the changes together, and make the necessary changes to our practices and processes.”

Suzuki is hosting three more GDPR workshops, with places available on a first-come-first-served basis. Places are limited to one person per dealership. The future workshop dates are:

  • 26 March – Suzuki GB, Steinbeck Crescent, Milton Keynes, MK4 4AE
  • 27 March – SCTC Weymouth, Barrack Road, Weymouth, DT4 8TZ
  • 4 April – Premier Inn, 1 Lochside Court, Edinburgh, EH12 9FX

For more information dealers are requested to contact their area sales manager.

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