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[…]

Safety & Security in Town Centres

The phrase “digital disruption” is one that you are going to hear more of. I first got involved in the Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) way back in 2012 in the run up to the Olympics in London.  The idea was that the place management community, especially BIDs could as Industry Sector Leads to Read more about Safety & Security in Town Centres[…]

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 Read more about Have Your Say on the New National Business Crime Centre[…]

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 Read more about Common Standards for Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRPs)[…]