"Ibrahim Hasan proved the perfect choice for delivering refresher training on RIPA to a mixed audience of local government professionals. We appreciated Ibrahim's personable style of presentation which engaged the audience and encouraged participation. The content was highly relevant to core functions and up-to-date on best practice. Above all, the material was delivered in a sympathetic style, with an emphasis on practical compliance."
Alan Harrison, Head of Legal Services, Elmbridge Borough Council

"Ibrahim's in-house training on RIPA was the best training this Council has received on this subject (and many others.) Ibrahim managed to make interesting and informative a subject which has before now, been very dry and confusing. We now feel much more confident in authorisation applications for RIPA and surviving the Inspection. Because of Ibrahim's manner all those on the training felt confident to ask questions and discuss scenarios therefore creating more interest to the day."
Carolyn Wheater, Legal Services Manager, City of Lincoln Council

"Ibrahim from Act Now came and did a day of rolling hour long sessions which gave up to 60 people a much better idea about the Act and how it affects day to day work. As a new organisation, with people who would not necessarily be aware of the Act, it was a very useful exercise. Comments from participants include:

Very easy to understand

It was a very informative and was well presented

I found it useful and informative. I am glad that I went as Ibrahim explained everything clearly and it was easy to understand.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ibrahim, not only for our own needs, but for anyone whose organisation needed to know more about Freedom of Information."
Dave Turner Public Affairs Officer (Interim) Olympic Delivery Authority

" It was a pleasure to have Ibrahim Hasan visit The Countryside Council for Wales to deliver a Public Interest Test training day. The session was aimed at the Chief Executive, Directors and the Access to Information Team.

Ibrahim kept the day interesting with a good presentation and answers to all our questions. He delivered the information in an easy and understandable way, which was enjoyable to all. Ibrahim was friendly, approachable and the case studies he produced were excellent.

CCW have gained a lot of knowledge from the day and would like to thank Ibrahim for his expertise."
Roger Thomas, Chief Executive, Countryside Council for Wales

"Thanks - on all accounts. The feedback that I have received is ALL positive and delegates found your sessions most informative and challenging. I am sure the training sessions will serve their purpose and the money is well spent. So much so, I have asked my PA to organise another workshop for those who were unable to attend."
Mirza Ahmad, Chief Legal Officer, Birmingham City Council

"Ibrahim's in-house training on surveillance law & RIPA was both informative and entertaining. He brought a very dry subject to life, whilst at the same time ensuring that everyone left with a greater understanding of the topic.

Excellent feedback was received from all those who attended. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ibrahim. This was money well spent."
Adrian Stanfied, Legal Services Manager, Sevenoaks District Council

"The training provided by Ibrahim on DPA and FOI was tailored specifically for our needs. Both sessions were well structured and comprehensive. Ibrahim was extremely knowledgeable in both subject areas, and has the rare ability to explain highly technical issues into readily understandable terms."
Vangie Parker-Lacsamana, Freedom of Information Officer Independent Police Complaints Commission

"Act Now recently put on the course, Surveillance Law and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 at our Local Authority. Ibrahim Hasan presented a perfectly prepared and paced course, which firstly covered why regulation of this area was required and then moved on to how to apply the Act. The course covered all the areas that Local Authorities need to know to be RIPA compliant, in an informative but interesting way, holding the attention of the attendees throughout. First class training.!"
Chris Moister, Solicitor with Darwen Council

"Ibrahim's half day seminar on the Freedom of Information Act was excellent and enabled everyone to go away with a good understanding of the legislation, how to respond to requests and the broader issues around records management. Ibrahim has the rare ability to bring difficult subjects to life and make training sessions enjoyable. Recommended without reservation."
Alan Jaques, Head of Property Services, LB of Camden

"Ibrahim gave us a half-day training course on the Data Protection Act. It was well structed and easy to understand. The case examples were informative and he retained our interest. He was able to answer most of our questions and related the content to our specific needs. Everyone who attended gained some knowledge."
David Chilvers, Chief Executive, NHS Innovations

"In response to demand from local authorities and their partner agencies, SEED organised a national conference on, Information Sharing to Improve Children's Services. Ibrahim made a key presentation to the conference that gave an overview of the Data Protection Act, and also led a workshop on the powers of local authorities in relation to the collection of data.

Both contributions were entertaining and informative, and were rated very highly by the delegates in their conference evaluations. Ibrahim succeeds in making the Data Protection Act appear user friendly!"
Gus Macdonald, Scotxed Deputy Programme Manager, Scottish Executive Education Department

"As an authority we have now used Ibrahim three times as our expert trainer. On each occasion he has fully met our expectations and has successfully enabled a multi disciplinary audience to understand complex legislation so that as an organisation we are able to fulfil our duties. What's more he was also entertaining and thus held the groups attention thus helping a positive outcome for our training."
Alan Watkin, Chief Leisure, Libraries and Culture Officer,Wrexham County Borough Council

"I wish to pass on my thanks for your excellent presentations in relation to the above topics. All the attendees commented on how interesting and practical the course was. In particular, the fact that you were able to concentrate on issues relevant to the areas of Housing and Education was most helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to other Public Sector Legal Department/Organisations. Thank you again for all your assistance."
Marie Anderson, Legal Department, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

" Ibrahim provided in house staff training sessions here at Harrogate Borough Council on DPA/FOI/RIPA.

His training was well organised and well received by staff who described Ibahim as an excellent and knowledgeable presenter who provided a good mix of interesting lighthearted and amusing facts which made training on otherwise very dry subjects enjoyable."
Alison Best, Principal Conveyancer,

"Many thanks for a most enjoyable full day seminar on Freedom of Information and EIR. Your excellent presentation brought, what could be deemed as a boring topic, to life with humour and made it easy to retain difficult information. Excellent feedback was provided by all attendees. Thanks once again."
Sarah Corbett, Data Protection and Information Security Officer, Rotherham Council

"Spot-on training well tailored for our internal needs and full of good practical advice. All our queries dealt with on the day."
David Ward, Principal Solicitor, South Norfolk District Council

"Ibrahim delivers excellent Data Protection and Freedom of Information training at a level that can be understood by all. His in depth knowledge of the subject area ensured that all queries were answered throughout the sessions leaving us with a greater understanding of DP and FOI."
Marie Smith, Policy & Research Officer, North East Lincolnshire District Council

"I would like to thank Ibrahim for delivering the Data Protection training for our front line and newly developing customer services. The training was clear and easily understood. It was delivered with humour, without taking away the seriousness of complying with the legislation. The general feedback from all those that attended was really positive many stating they really enjoyed the session and had a clear understanding of what is required. Ibrahim is highly recommended."
Debbie Wakefield, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

"Ibrahim provided us with in-house training on the Data Protection Act and tailored the content to our specific needs. He gave us lots of ideas and advice on best practise. Ibrahim is a wonderful presenter with a great sense of humour and excellent delivery skills and made what could have been a dry subject very enjoyable. I would, without hesitation, recommend his seminars to any company. We will certainly invite him back to cover other areas relevant to us."
Melanie Cowen, Manager, Office and Personnel Services, IStructE


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