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NBCS celebrates inaugural year of success for Associate Membership scheme

by Brian Sims
Daniel Hardy

Daniel Hardy

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – the not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – is celebrating a successful first year for its Associate Membership scheme. The NBCS recently welcomed Milestone Systems, Axis Communications, the GMS Group, SmartWater and SWL Security as Associate Members, with these organisations joining Mitie, CSL Group, Hikvision and the Athelney Group as part of what is a pioneering initiative.

The Associate Membership scheme bridges the gap between technology providers and end users, giving vendors access to senior decision-makers at some of the nation’s most prestigious organisations. Through a range of initiatives such as one-day seminars, they gain a unique opportunity to demonstrate their risk management, security, fraud and loss prevention solutions.

The NBCS has also introduced a monthly series of Crime Call events, whereby NBCS Members and Associate Members take part in a conference call to discuss specific issues and examine how technology can help address them by creating safer environments.

Furthermore, the NBCS actively seeks to open new avenues for Associate Members across a range of vertical sectors and Government bodies by encouraging participation across its initiatives such as Operation Bird and the Community Guarding scheme. It also helps position the NBCS as a critical friend of business, the police service and all business reduction partnerships through furthering the use of technology by all those affected by business crime.

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

“Having Milestone Systems, Axis Communications, the GMS Group, SmartWater and SWL Security join us is the icing on the cake of what’s been a very busy, but exciting year for the Associate Membership scheme,” enthused Daniel Hardy, managing director at the NBCS.

“Having so many prestigious security solutions providers on board has proven to be mutually beneficial both for them and NBCS Members, and has allowed us to encourage these two interdependent groups to engage in constructive dialogue,” continued Hardy. “We’re currently talking to a number of other companies and will soon be in a position to announce their Associate Membership status as well.”

*Organisations can find out more about becoming NBCS Associate Members by visiting https://home.nationalbusinesscrimesolution.com/join-us/associate-members/ or by sending an e-mail to enquiries@nationalbusinesscrimesolution.com

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