Apple has announced that it is renaming all its 500 stores worldwide as “Town Squares”.

Wow! I am really looking forward to going into my local store to see the Christmas lights being switched on this year. Anyone who thinks a true “public space” can be found online needs to get out more. Are Apple really in that much trouble, with stagnating growth and another hugely overpriced Apple phone the[…]

Have Your Say on the New National Business Crime Centre

Over the past year I have been working with various Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRPs), and latterly the new National Business Crime Centre, NABCP and others to draft, for the first time, an agreed nation set of standards. Pressure for this has come from businesses that want to be sure that they are supporting the[…]

Common Standards for Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRPs)

A special message from Georgie Barnard, T/Detective Chief Inspector To all interested parties – Police and Business Partners Common Standards for Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRPs) Over the last 12 months we have been working with a wide range of partners reviewing existing arrangements for accrediting BRCPs.  A new set of standards that reflect current[…]