Issue 1 - August 2018
Welcome to the first edition of the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships (NABCP) newsletter, designed to keep our members informed on NABCP business.
Since the formation of the new NABCP a lot has been happening behind the scenes. Most importantly, I have now been appointed to work as your part-time NABCP Manager on a temporary basis. This will allow the new NABCP to develop quickly. I am available on the following contacts:
Telephone: 07861 215271
Please do not hestitate to get in touch if you require any advice or support.
A 3 year business plan is now necessary to drive NABCP forward and will link with our partners plans delivering the key objectives of the National Retail Crime Steering Group. We continue to work very closely with the National Business Crime Centre and the National Business Crime Solution.
All locally appointed Regional Chairs will be appointed as directors of NABCP with 3 directors at Executive Level – currently Lisa Perretta, Dave Wilson & Julie Davies. It was agreed that to be a regional Chair and have a seat on the NABCP board you must represent a current BCRP that is a NABCP member. It was agreed that the NBCS should attend board meetings when relevant agenda items arise as generic board meetings will be about the structure/workings/finance of the company which is completely separate from the NBCS.
Any working groups that are set up to deal with specific projects will encompass a representative from the NBCS for their input.
Maxine Fraser – RACS
Sarah Bird - North East
Ronnie O’Keefe – North West
Chris Chilton - Yorkshire and Humberside
Julie Davies - Partnerships Against Business Crime in the Midlands (also incorporating PABCIS)
Steve Lang - South Midlands
Ian Tumulty - Wales Against Business Crime
Paul Cox - South West
Lisa Perretta - Southern Region
Hannah Wadey - London
Mike Morgan - South East
Adam Ratcliffe – Eastern Region
NABCP Launch: Took place in Stoke on Trent on 18th May 2018. The event was really well attended and a complete update on how the new NABCP was formed, the directors, the work completed so far and actions moving forward, and ultimate goals were presented. The event was covered by Professional Security Magazine. Follow this link to read the article on page 38.
Companies House: The old NABCP has officially closed 30.6.18 meaning the new organisation could be officially listed on Companies House. This process has now started, and the name preserved. Richard Barron has also provided all the documentation from the old NABCP.
National Accreditation: Can I start by thanking Karen Griffiths from Dover Retail Crime Operation for her patience in helping us through the first accreditation. Thanks also to Sophie Jordan who assessed Dover. This has now developed into a pilot for the national accreditation and any lessons learnt will be beneficial to the development of the process.
This week I have received details of the new accreditation process from NBCC and this is now with regional chairs for consultation. This consultation will decide where we go next and hopefully see the start of assessments of NABCP members.
Christmas Campaigns: From the data we capture we all know that retail crime starts to increase early in October when thieves start to shop early either for their own needs or to make an income from sales to friends and in local pubs. Now is the time to start thinking about a crime reduction plan for this period. I will be making contact with our national partners to see what can be done on a national basis.
Associate Membership: Associate membership fees have been set at £800 and for this the organisation will get a brief description of their organisation and a ln to their website, their logo on our website and reduced rates for a stand an any NABCP Conference. If you know of any businesses that may be interested ask them to get in touch with me.
Just a polite reminder that if you haven’t paid your NABCP membership for this year please do so urgently to keep your full membership status.
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