Businesses in the North-West gather to learn more about security issues facing them.

October 11th 2019

MCCCP_Manchester_Safe_SecureOn October 8th 2019, businesses from around the North-West region of Britain converged on St. Ann’s Church in the city of Manchester for the 2019 Manchester Safe and Secure for Business.

This annual event is organised by the Manchester City Centre Crime Prevention Panel (MCCCPP) in conjunction with the Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police and Atmaana Business Consulting.

Speakers at the event included Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson QPM, Deputy Mayor Beverley Hughes, Baroness Ruth Henig CBE and Chief Inspector Zac Fraser. The topics were varied and covered issues such as counter terrorism, cyber security, the importance of front-line security as well as an overview of policing in the Manchester City Centre.

“We are delighted by the response that this event receives each year and the Panel would like to thank event sponsors SecuriGroup, SelectaDNA and 4Sight Imaging for their support,” said Paul King, Chair of the MCCCPP of the event.

The GMP Business Watch Coordinator of the Year Award was also given out at the event. This year’s winner was David Perkin, Chair of the Manchester Pub and Club Network, who was presented the award by ACC Jackson.

Mr. Perkin was involved with setting up the Machester Pub and Club Network in 1989 including working with other members to develop what later become the Nitenet radio system.

“For 30 years David has demonstrated his commitment to the Pub & Club Network and to colleagues within the industry. Under his leadership as Chair he provides a platform for the dissemination of information and intelligence which is vital in keeping the night- time economy safe. The support he provides during major sporting and social events, helps to provide a safer night-time economy for all,” said Superintendent Chris Hill.