For Your Information is a collaborative venture between Heather Jack, Frank Rankin and Liz Taylor. They have a collective experience of more than 60 years working in the field of information governance and records management, as well as freedom of information and data protection legislation.
As Director of HJBS Ltd, I deliver information and records management (IRM) specialist support to public and private organisations in Scotland and further afield. I work directly with clients and also as an associate with complementary partners and professional bodies. With a Masters in Librarianship and Information Management from Sheffield University, I have been working in the information arena for over 25 years. I started in community arts and librarianship with Renfrew District Council before becoming Information Manager for an IT consultancy company specialising in CAD and document management.
I set up my consultancy in 2003, firmly believing that too often technology rather than organisational need was driving information management in the increasingly digital world. I help my clients to improve strategy, systems and working practice in all aspects of information and records management. Key to this is ensuring that any improvement initiative supports the organisation’s statutory obligations and strategic goals, follows best practice and is realistic to achieve. My independent status means that clients can trust that my advice is wholly focussed on the solutions that will best deliver their IRM needs. Effective communication, inclusion and support are fundamental strands to my service delivery.
Frank Rankin is based in Glasgow but works across the UK and beyond, providing friendly and pragmatic training and consultancy.
Frank has over 25 years of experience as an information governance practitioner. He has managed records management, FOI and data protection compliance programmes in local and central government, and the NHS. Since 2013 he has provided freelance training and consultancy to dozens of organisations.
A Fellow of the Information and Records Management Society and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Frank brings a quarter of a century of wide-ranging information governance experience to help engage and inform your staff or to support you in information compliance.
Liz has helped organisations with the practical management of information and records management for the past 20 years, specialising in data protection compliance.
Liz is managing director of Tkm Consulting, offering training and consultancy services. Liz specialises in data protection, freedom of information and other information-related legislation applicable across the UK.
Tkm provides recognised data protection training with courses certificated by the SQA and being approved by the BCS for both the foundation and practitioner data protection certificates.
Liz is currently undertaking a PhD researching the role of the Data Protection Officer.