NBCS introduces Associate Membership scheme for security solutions providers

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – is due to launch a new Associate Membership scheme specifically targeted at member suppliers. The new scheme will launch with a series of one-day member events and bridge the gap between risk management providers and end users.

The brainchild of the NBCS’ managing director Daniel Hardy, these new initiatives will help the NBCS become self-sustainable and enhance the benefits of membership. Hardy explained: “Our new Associate Membership scheme will give vendors unfettered access to senior decision-makers at some of the nation’s most prestigious organisations. They will have a unique opportunity to demonstrate their risk management, security, fraud and loss prevention solutions to our members at organised events that are cost-effective to attend and will eliminate the hassle normally associated with trade shows and exhibitions. This saves all parties significant time and money and makes the experience far more effective by ensuring that end users meet those vendors who are directly relevant to their businesses.”

NBCS Associate Membership will be offered in a number of different packages and cost between £4,000 and £15,000 per annum. The basic package will offer advertising and promotion to existing members, while the premium package is set to include consultancy from senior NBCS personnel who are able to advise on subjects such as fraud risk, risk management, enterprise risk management and security deployment.

Each event will consist of an update on the NBCS’ strategy and what’s happening within the organisation, followed by a guest Keynote Speaker and then a series of Associate Member presentations. Regular breaks during the day will enable individuals to network, ask questions and benefit from ‘hands-on’ experiences with in-depth product demonstrations. The atmosphere will be relaxed, informative and enjoyable for all attendees.

Daniel Hardy: the new managing director of the NBCS

Daniel Hardy: the new managing director of the NBCS

This latest initiative comes at a particularly exciting time for the NBCS after the initiative secured significant Government funding as part of the Police Transformation Fund, a Home Office programme that marks a real opportunity for police leaders and Police and Crime Commissioners to respond to the changing nature of crime. The award was in recognition of NBCS’ success in supporting the police in the battle against business crime.

“We want to bring members, suppliers and all those involved in business crime risk management closer together,” concluded Hardy. “Everyone’s time is precious these days, so cutting through the ‘noise’ that’s usually associated with making sure that members of these two interdependent groups are in the same room allows the NBCS to offer real value to all members. It will also help cement our position as a critical friend of business, the police service and all business reduction partnerships by furthering the use of the NBCS model for all those affected by business crime.”

*Suppliers can find out more about becoming NBCS Associate Members by sending an e-mail to enquiries@nationalbusinesscrimesolution.com

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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