Free seminar to help South-East businesses improve security and tackle crime

Professor Martin Gill
Professor Martin Gill

Tackling business crime and improving security for businesses based in the South East is the focus of a free half-day conference and exhibition being held at Brighton and Hove Football Club on 30th October 2013.

Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) – the trade body representing the UK’s private security sector – the event will provide expert advice to local businesses on understanding the risks they face, and outline the security solutions available to help reduce such risks.

The event will be formally opened by guest speaker, Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, and is supported by a number of neighbouring police forces, including Hampshire, Surrey and Thames Valley.

Other speakers confirmed include:

  • Lisa Perretta of Brighton and Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership, speaking about local efforts to fight crime
  • Charlie Newman of Littoralis, who will outline how local business partnerships can link into a regional and national network
  • Professor Martin Gill of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy (pictured), discussing Police Accreditation Schemes and the protection of businesses, including the results of interviews with criminal offenders and how their testimonials have informed a more effective approach to business security

Delegates will also be able to view a number of security solutions first-hand at the accompanying exhibition, which will provide an opportunity to talk to security providers and identify potential solutions for specific security challenges.

Christine Brooks, Events Manager at the BSIA, comments: “Against the continued backdrop of economic pressure, the issue of business crime remains at the top of the corporate agenda. However, there are many cost-effective solutions to reducing the risk businesses face, and working together with other local organisations can also have a significant impact in reducing the impact of business crime.

“Our event aims to bring together the South East business community to provide a wealth of expert advice and facilitate useful networking opportunities for business owners looking to source a cost-effective solution to their security challenges.”

Doors will open at 9:00 in advance of the formal opening at 10:00. Presentations will conclude at 12:50 and will be followed by a question and answer session and lunch.

Online registration can be completed by clicking here.

BSIA Website