Free Access to the NBCS Business Crime data share

The National Business Crime Solution, (NBCS) has taken two decisive steps that will transform access to crime and incident reports available to local Business Crime Initiatives: Firstly, to make their data FREE to all BIDs and BCRPs. Secondly, to collate and share local data. These are massive steps in creating a truly national, central data Read more about Free Access to the NBCS Business Crime data share[…]

Collaboration in Crime Reduction

BIDs are increasingly filling a strategic data vacuum in the crime prevention landscape. The National Business Crime Solution has approached all of the UK’s BIDs with a strong message about its own crime intelligence database: “We know who’s targeting your levy payers …and we know when they are in your area!” The approach highlights that Read more about Collaboration in Crime Reduction[…]

BIDs & Business Crime: A Manifesto

Last week saw the publication and launch of BIDs & Business Crime: A Manifesto, which I was commissioned to write on behalf of retail industry business leaders, at Blackfriars in London.   With 60 guests, including government officials, BIDs organisations, but primarily retailers, the audience heard about the concerns of business about growing levels of crime Read more about BIDs & Business Crime: A Manifesto[…]

Revitalising Town Centres

Back in January 2017 the House of Commons debated on the future of town centres and high streets.  The LGA briefing at the time set out some of the challenges facing High Streets and town centres, stating, The future looks bleak as retail spending on high streets continues to decline, leading to an over-supply of Read more about Revitalising Town Centres[…]

A City Shared…

The term ‘sharing city’ is being adopted by a growing number of location across the world.  However, understanding what this means and looks like can be difficult. The phrase seems mean different things to different people and it as if there is an overlap between what makes a ‘sharing city’, a ‘smart city’ or a Read more about A City Shared…[…]