Transition Law S.H.I.E.L.D
GDPR Certification & Accreditation
GDPR Certification Program

GDPR Certification via Transition Law's GDPR Accreditation Program

FREE Membership and Benefits for Data Protection Compliance

Small Business GDPR Consultant is an ambassador for S.H.I.E.L.D, the Consumer Protection and Business Support Program & Web Portal run by UK Paralegal Law firm Transition Law.

A need for all businesses to understand their legal responsibility and ensure a form of GDPR certification not only safeguards against the penalties and fines imposed by the ICO, but promotes good data protection practices.

As consumers become increasingly interested in the protection of their personal data, GDPR accreditation translates into more business for those who can prove they are GDPR compliant. New and existing customers are assured by compliance, while accreditation helps to promote a business in marketing activity and when tendering for work.

Supported by the Chambers of Commerce, voluntary membership to the S.H.I.E.L.D program provides a very useful and completely FREE business tool.


Sara Williams CEO of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, the first Chambers to be accredited with S.H.I.E.L.D holder status for their commitment to data protection excellence.

S.H.I.E.L.D Membership Benefits

Displaying the logo on your website confirms your GDPR compliance, along with a link to an accreditation page on the S.H.I.E.L.D portal. This is quick and easy reference for customers and other businesses who require demonstration of compliance to lawfully deal with your company, and as a S.H.I.E.L.D holder you will have access the following valuable benefits:

  • Legal Advice Helpline
  • Compliance Marketing Advice
  • Supplier Audit Assistance
  • Competitors Compliancy Check
  • Subject Access Request Advice
  • Data Breach Response Help

Register for FREE


Small Business S.H.I.E.L.D Holders

The S.H.I.E.L.D assessment and certification process not only enables SME business owners to ensure they have fulfilled their legal obligation, but they can demonstrate a commitment to data protection and create new business opportunities. Here are just a few GDPR accredited S.H.I.E.L.D holders.

Hardy Signs Ltd, Burton-on-Trent

Vale Court Care Home, Ellesmere Port

Ultimate Vegan Cafe Ltd, Lichfield

Cooper Davis Associates Ltd, London

Railway Support Services Ltd, Cheltenham

Ajit Rayet (Avon Rep), Wolverhampton


Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the most asked questions about S.H.I.E.L.D, the nationwide GDPR certification and accreditation program, with MORE HERE.

S.H.I.E.L.D stands for Supporting Home & Independent Enterprises Lawfully Documented.

Qualifying businesses benefit in 3 distinct ways:

  • By displaying the S.H.I.E.L.D logo on their website, emails, business stationery, advertisements, marketing literature, etc, they alert consumers to their legally compliant status.
  • They can advertise their membership when tendering or applying for contracts and business.
  • They can demonstrate their GDPR compliance when asked to do so by customers, suppliers or employees.

Data Protection law is complex. Following several, well publicised scandals involving consumer's personal data, S.H.I.E.L.D provides a straightforward way for consumers to tell if the business they have chosen to deal with has systems to protect their personal data. The public can check if a business is legally compliant via the S.H.I.E.L.D portal where each accredited member has their own verification page

Aside from the fact that you will be abiding by the law and not leaving your business at risk from ICO action or GDPR fines, there are a host of other benefits that GDPR implementation can bring to your business, including:

  • Data breaches are happening more than ever, and being GDPR certified gives your business an added security factor.
  • By demonstrating GDPR compliancy, companies are likely to benefit from greater levels of trust with their customers.
  • People aren’t keen on having their data lost or misused, so protecting your clients from this is a unique selling point.
  • A well considered information handling process will reflect extremely well on any business with their suppliers and staff.
Many businesses are already reaping the benefits of GDPR accreditation. Just by understanding the required and updated criteria for becoming a preferred supplier will only become more important in the future.

Yes. As long as a business can satisfy the membership criteria, they can be accredited with S.H.I.E.L.D holder status.

Contact Us

If you have a query about S.H.I.E.L.D, please CONTACT US and a member of the program management team will respond as soon as possible.