Stuart Lodge (left) and Karl Jordan
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Lodge Service and PALS sign merger deal to form new retail loss prevention offer

International loss prevention and security consultancy Lodge Service has merged its profit protection and LodgIC Intelligence Centre business with that of ‘total loss’ consultants PALS (Profit and Loss Support). The PALS team offers domain expertise in ‘total loss’ consultancy...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017
Jason Trigg
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New ownership structure designed to drive growth put in place at Cardinal Security

Cardinal Security Limited, the supplier of intelligence-led security guarding and loss prevention services to the retail and logistics industries, has announced – with immediate effect – a new ownership structure designed to drive growth in the business. The...
Posted On 17 Jul 2017
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Axis Group wins three-year security services contract at Houndshill Shopping Centre

Axis Group – one of the UK’s fastest-growing security, cleaning, Front of House and support services organisations – has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver security and cleaning services at Houndshill Shopping Centre, Blackpool’s premier shopping...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017
Philip McKelvey: heading up the new retail security division at Evolution
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Evolution launches new retail security division for UK and European customer base

Evolution, the integrated fire and security business, has launched a new division specifically to provide a sophisticated range of intelligent Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions to retail customers across the UK and Europe. Headed up by Philip McKelvey, the division...
Posted On 25 Apr 2017
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Retail sector organisations gear up for increase in shoplifting episodes over festive period

Research sponsored by Checkpoint Systems – the provider of merchandise availability solutions to the global retail sector – reveals that retailers will see shoplifting erode their profits over the coming months as they begin to gear up for a bumper Christmas period. Designer...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
Simon Chapman
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Staff Crime and Combating ‘The Insider Threat’

‘The Insider Threat’ is a hot topic of concern both for the Security Services and for security and risk professionals working within major public and private sector organisations. Setting up effective counter-measures for staff crime – whether the motivation for such...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016
Simon Chapman
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Retailers neglect ‘Security RoI’ at their Peril

Retailers are continuing to cut or freeze security budgets, too often focusing on the lowest-priced provision or service provider rather than the RoI (Return on Investment) from loss prevention. That’s certainly one interpretation of the results of the Retail Crime Survey...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016
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Iceland determines to put crime on ice thanks to introduction of Vista IP system

Recently voted ‘Best Big Company’ to work for in the UK, Iceland is one of Britain’s fastest-growing and most innovative retailers. With over 860 stores in the UK, the business is now looking to open 40 new stores and roll-out its online service to a further 320 stores, in turn...
Posted On 15 Dec 2015
David Ivins
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It’s EAS… but not as you know it

In parallel with Risk UK’s September 2015 print edition carrying a Vertical Focus Supplement on security solutions for the retail sector, David Ivins discusses the history of Electronic Article Surveillance, what the future holds for the technology and how retailers can...
Posted On 15 Sep 2015
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Diplomatic endeavours

In conjunction with Perpetuity Training, The Security Institute offers both the Diploma in Security Management and the Certificate in Security Management, the former at BTEC Level 5 and the latter at BTEC Level 3. How might attaining these qualifications help you in your security...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015
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