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Business Crime Conference

On 10 November I hosted the ‘Protect Your Business in Lancashire’ Crime Conference which was organised in partnership with Lancashire’s Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses and a number of other partner organisations.

The event was a great success and has received postive feedback from the business community. If you were unable to attend you can download a copy of the presentation slides to have a look at the topics covered.

You can also download a copy of the Business Crime Survey outcomes which were shared at the event.

Advice for Small Businesses that close down over Xmas and the New Year

– Article povided by The Crime Prevention Website.com-

A business that is closed during the Xmas and New Year period, especially one that is located on a remote commercial estate where other businesses might also close at the same time, will be vulnerable to criminal attack simply because the guardianship provided by its staff will be absent over a long period.

Not only that, but there will also be a heightened risk from power failures and bad weather conditions, simply because nobody will be there to spot the problems or deal with them in a timely fashion.

Planning ahead then is vital but as you will see from the suggestions below much of what is proposed should be part of your regular housekeeping arrangements anyway.

You may well think of other measures you should be taking as you run through the list, but above all think business continuity all the way!

Read more…

Keeping your business safe

You can find more information about keeping your business safe on the Lancashire Constabulary website.

Topices covered include:

  • General security
  • Removing anything that may be used to commit crime
  • Raising the risk for the criminal to be caught
  • Controlling access
  • Surveillance
  • Making environmental changes
  • Displaying advisory signage
  • Deterring offenders

For detailed guidance please visit the Keeping your business safe page on the Lancashire constabulary website.

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