Annabel Kaye GDPR Employment Law HR Speaker | MFL Global
Annabel Kaye

Annabel Kaye

Founder of KoffeeKlatch

Annabel Kaye started her career in publishing and consumer law (Which? magazine) and then moved into advertising and HR.

She founded Irenicon in 1980 (an employment law and HR consultancy) and has spent the intervening years helping some of the largest organisations in the UK, and some of the smallest, sort out the people and employment law issues that come with change.

She founded KoffeeKlatch in 2009 specifically to support organisations which outsource to freelancers. Her practical expertise in outsourcing to VAs, web designers, bookkeepers, trainers and more, is a key part of her story. She lives the life she talks about.

She still advises businesses from the smallest to the largest on how to contract and manage their teams and how to create REAL flexibility that doesn’t hurt.

Old enough to be a grandmother, mother of millennials, a happy explorer of the gap between compliance and wiggle room, her witty persona makes light of the experience and learning that underpins her wisdom.


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GDPR does not have to be dull

We have all sat through long, confusing and boring GDPR sessions. It's a bit of a mood killer to say the least. Despite that, your delegates need to get up to speed with GDPR (and many really struggle with it even today) and stay up to date with changes. People can create a secure way of working that does not drive them crazy. They just need to know how to get their ducks in a row.

Hiring your first Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistants offer flexibility and additional resources. Picking the right time for the right person can be tough. Your delegates will need to know when and how to hire a VA without being let down, or losing control of their data, marketing systems and IP. My experience of working with multiple VAs over a decade is combined with legal and practical tips to take away.

Worried about IR35 and off payroll working?

Since the introduction of IR35 and off-payroll working regulations, there have been rumours, misunderstandings, urban myths and legends. Who has to decide if IR35 applies? The public sector changes to this will soon apply in the private sector too. If your delegates are paying freelancers, they need to know whether they should be making these assessments.

How to make more money with great contracts

Most people think of contracts as something so dull that only lawyers can read them. Who can blame them with Victorian English and Latin terms. Behind the unnecessary jargon there are real concepts that a growing business needs to understand. A smart contract is also a great business tool. Contracts are a great way to set boundaries.

Annabel came to talk to Costa Women in Spain at a Business networking event around the topic of thriving during a recession. Her talk was funny, captivating and full of tips for women in business. Annabel is my 'go-to' Woman for anything GDPR related. She explains a very complex scenario in an easy to understand format. With Brexit looming I am sure I will be knocking on her door for information and advice about new laws and requirements between the UK and Spain.

Costa Women

Anyone who has seen Annabel speak before will know how knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging she is - and at my recent conference, EleVAte, she didn't disappoint. Annabel has a way of imparting huge knowledge on relevant topics (in this case, how to make your business more profitable) in a way that ensures you remember the key messages. She was a pleasure to have on stage, was one of our most popular sessions and I wouldn't hesitate to have her at my next event - thank you Annabel!


Annabel spoke very engagingly to a group of largely freelance facilitators at a meetup of IAF England & Wales, and really brought GDPR to life for us in a way that enabled us all to understand what it meant for us and what we could begin to do about it. It was a pleasure to work with her!


I am writing to you on behalf of all at What's On 4 to express our sincere thanks and appreciation at your contribution to Friday's business huddle event. You were a delightful speaker - I enjoyed your presentation so much and I really think you struck such a cord with everyone in the room. I am so pleased we got to welcome you and get to know you! Memorable is the word!

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