Businesses set to benefit from free security seminar returning to Manchester

Peter Maddison QPM

Peter Maddison QPM

Following the success of last September’s relaunched Manchester Security event, the Manchester City Centre Crime Prevention Panel (MCCCPP) has announced that its free-to-attend breakfast seminar will return to St Ann’s Church on Wednesday 20 September.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan QPM from Greater Manchester Police will open the event which is set to feature a comprehensive seminar programme covering topical subjects including counter-terrorism, local policing and how to protect businesses from the ever-present cyber threat.

The event is sponsored by SelectaDNA and organised by the MCCCPP with the support of Greater Manchester Police, Manchester City Council and Atmaana Business Consulting.

Peter Maddison QPM, chairman of security and emergency services at Atmaana, explained: “Last year’s event was a huge success with over 170 delegates in attendance, including representatives from well-known city centre retailers, banks and both public and private sector organisations. This year’s event promises to deliver another varied seminar programme, allowing businesses to gain further insight into the challenges and opportunities they may face while also providing advice to help them stay as safe and secure as possible. This event is completely free to attend and it’s one not to be missed.”

*Doors open at 8.30 am. Refreshments and breakfast snacks will be provided, and there’ll be opportunities to network both before and after the event (which is due to conclude at around 11.30 am)

**Exhibition space is available for those companies wishing to showcase their products and services. Contact event co-ordinator Christine Brooks on (telephone) 07785 569719 or via e-mail at: for more information

***Online registration is available at:

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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 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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