Littoralis proud to support regional conference on reducing business crime in the South West

  • Free Conference will demonstrate effectiveness of local business crime reduction partnerships
  • 'Hustings' to cross-question prospective PCC candidates about business crime
  • Littoralis to hold its first South West DISC User Group meeting immediately after Conference
  • Must attend: community business groups, councils, BIDs, police, chambers of commerce, retail loss-prevention managers

Littoralis is proud to support the first South West Business Crime Conference at the Somerset County Cricket Club in Taunton on Monday, 11th of April.

The event is a unique opportunity for community groups, councils, police, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), chambers of commerce and retail loss-prevention managers in the South West to find out more about the work of local community-based business crime reduction partnerships (BCRPs) - and will provide help to those interested in setting up a BCRP for their own area.

Following the Conference, Littoralis will be holding its first South West Region DISC User Group.

The Conference

Organised by Somerset Businesses Against Crime and supported by other BCRPs in the south-west, the event will cover a wide range of crime issues of special relevance to businesses including cyber, rural and retail crime. Presentations will cover regional and national aspects of business-related crime as well as the work being carried out in towns and city-centres throughout the region by Business Crime Reduction Partnerships.

The Conference will conclude with a business crime 'hustings', chaired by Bernard Rix from CoPaCC and Policing Insight, featuring prospective candidates for Police & Crime Commissioner elections on May 5th.

Says Littoralis Director Charlie Newman: "We're keen to support the Conference - it's essential that BCRPs get the recognition they deserve for playing a growing part in driving down local retail and business-related crime, and this is a great way of demonstrating how and why they're so effective".

DISC User Group

"The event also provides an ideal opportunity for us to hold our first South West Regional User Group which is scheduled to start immediately after the Conference. Most DISC users in the South West will be attending, so holding the User Group meeting immediately following the conference, in the same venue, makes obvious sense".

The DISC User Group meeting is open to all - not just existing DISC users. "I will be reporting on progress over the last 12 months, especially in terms of new product development” says Newman, “and on our exciting plans for the next 12 months. For non-users I hope it will be an opportunity to find out more about DISC, and how it enables local communities to drive down business crime".

In addition to holding its User Group, Littoralis will also be demonstrating the DISC system on its stand throughout the day.