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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Retailers and academics join Conservative Government’s efforts to tackle acid attacks

Some of the country’s largest retailers and independent business leaders have pledged not to sell the most harmful corrosive substances to those under 18 years of age. This move is part of a series of voluntary commitments proposed by the Government, which has now published the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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First-ever UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards winners announced

The first-ever UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London on the evening of Thursday 2 March. Over 330 security professionals gathered to celebrate the ‘Best of the Best’ from across the...
Posted On 03 Mar 2017
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Government and retailers tackle scourge of knife crime through partnership approach

Sarah Newton, the Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, has announced that four major retailers have joined the voluntary agreement to prevent the sale of knives to underage individuals. Boots UK, the Co-op, B&Q and Aldi have all committed to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
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Government and prominent retailers unite in bid to tackle scourge of knife crime across the UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced an agreement of principles between major retailers and the Government designed to tackle knife crime. Tesco, Lidl UK, Amazon UK, Wilko, Argos, Morrisons, Asda, Poundland, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and Waitrose have committed to regular staff...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016
Mark Langworthy: managing director for security at Emprise Services plc
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Five-property security contract with chartered surveyor Montagu Evans confirmed by Emprise

Emprise Services plc, one of the UK’s leading support services providers, has just been awarded a significant five-property deal with chartered surveyor and property consultant Montagu Evans. The company will provide Front of House security, reception, client services,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2016
Mark Beadle: CEO at Emprise Services plc
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Mark Beadle takes on CEO’s role at Emprise Services plc as Howard Sharp rejoins the business

Support services provider Emprise Services plc has appointed Mark Beadle as CEO and Howard Sharp as chief financial officer in addition to making a number of other key appointments for the business which presently boasts a turnover of circa £80 million and employs around 5,000...
Posted On 27 May 2015
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“If experiential retail is to save the High Street, security systems must evolve in tandem”

Over the past decade, thousands of column inches have been dedicated to writing the High Street’s epitaph, asserts James Somerville-Smith. The rise of online players like Amazon, eBay and Asos mean that, according to the Centre for Retail Research, online shopping sales in Europe...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015