Tackling Retail Crime Through Partnership: Business Crime Conference 2015  

Our Chief Executive, Bill Fox will be speaking at the first National Business Crime Conference this Thursday (5th March) at the Harrogate International Centre, North Yorkshire.

Focusing on a partnership approach the event aims to bring together speakers to address key crime issues that are impacting on businesses and communities across the country.

Violence against front line staff, loss prevention, the influence of alcohol related crime and retail and licencing trends, as well as the work of local crime partnerships, are included in the full day programme.

In his session, ‘Tackling Violence Against our Staff’, Bill will answer some of the questions faced by small and large businesses in relation to challenging and aggressive behaviours that place staff and customers at risk. He’ll work through some of the more complex behaviours, highlighting factors that increase the risks of confrontation and violence and suggest strategies that security, loss prevention and shop floor managers can implement to prevent, deter and more safely manage these situations. He’ll wrap up his session with a look at creating positive outcomes for staff and customers by developing staff awareness and skills and transferring this into working practices, using innovative and cost efficient training methods.

The Retail Crime Survey revealed that in 2013/14 there were an estimated 3m offences against UK retailers, directly adding £603m to retailers' costs and although the volume of theft offences declined by 4 per cent, the average value of each incident increased from £177 to £241. This was thought to reflect in part retailers being targeted by more organised, sophisticated criminal activity. 

This Conference, presented by Yorkshire and Humberside Partners Against Crime creates a national networking opportunity for speakers and delegates to share and learn from the experiences, knowledge and practice of others to reduce the wide reaching impact of retail crime on staff, customers, retail businesses, local communities, local police resources and local authorities.

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