News Round-up

— Oct 31, 2022

The holiday's over on payroll overspend

Hard-pressed retailers could be eligible for millions of pounds worth of ex-employee payroll overspend - from salary to holiday entitlement overpayment and training provision, according to legal experts at Business Loss Prevention (BLP Ltd). .

— Dec 16, 2021

Event: Violence against staff and your duty of care as an employer

On 2nd March 2022, Peoplesafe, in partnership with ORIS Media, is hosting an event to explore the issues of violence against staff and the duty of care placed upon businesses to protect their staff from harm.

— Nov 25, 2021

Lush shuts down social media accounts to protect mental health

One of the UK’s biggest health and beauty companies is taking dramatic steps to ensure their consumers literally switch off to protect their health and wellbeing.

— Jul 26, 2021

ORIS Forums wins Best Collaborative Solution at Retail Fraud Awards

It picked up the award at the ceremony at the Retail Risk Conference which was held at the Novotel, Hammersmith on 22nd July 2021, 9 months after the original event was cancelled because of COVID-19.

— Jul 26, 2021

Peak Performance

Next's LP team strives for the summit to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK

— Sep 29, 2020

Lone Worker Safety Live 2020 goes virtual

"Has home working become the new lone working?" is one question delegates attending the 2020 Lone Worker Safety Live may have uppermost in their minds as the event goes virtual for the first time on 13th October as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

— Jul 30, 2020

Global Retail Crime Summit is a marathon success

The world’s first marathon Global Retail Crime Summit has been heralded as an international success.

— Jun 27, 2020

Safety Chair diversifies to offer top-flight PPE

An international risk business specialising in safe evacuation from tall buildings as a result of fire or terrorist incidents has been assisting the NHS in procuring vital personal protection equipment (PPE) from around the world through its own extensive supply chain.

— Jun 26, 2020

Pandemic leads to innovative Global Retail Crime Summit

If necessity is the mother of invention, the organisers of the marathon 13-hour Global Retail Crime Summit next month may have given birth to the next generation of conference formats as part of a new post-pandemic world.

— Apr 20, 2020

Climbing the 10 steps to mental health resilience

Oakwood Training and ORIS Media provide virtual wellbeing sessions for retail staff at every level.

— Apr 20, 2020

Tone your body and mind during a series of free virtual bootcamp sessions

The 30-minute ‘Active April’ sessions, sponsored by Amberstone Security, are run by team GB bobsleigh champion Liz Carter and are aimed at all ages and abilities.

— Sep 30, 2019

Popular demand means change of Lone Worker Safety Expo agenda

Heads of retail loss prevention and health and safety are the focus of the 2019 Lone Worker Safety Expo being staged next month.

— Jun 26, 2019

Royal Appointment for Metro Security after scooping Queen's Award

Metro Security attended the ultimate Royal Appointment this month after scooping the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2019 for the development of M.A.R.S (Metro Analytic Retail Solution)

— Apr 30, 2019

LP Professionals Get The Charity Habit In Memory Of Colleagues

One of the UK’s highest peaks will look like a scene from The Sound of Music this Bank Holiday weekend as 80 retail workers dressed as nuns ascend Snowdon to raise money for Comic Relief - all in memory of two loss prevention colleagues who have sadly passed away.

— Aug 30, 2018

Where the risk is always worth taking

The Fraud Awards are going from strength to strength as organisers report a significant increase in entries for 2018.

— Apr 18, 2018

Why charity runs in Trigg family

Jason and Kerinda Trigg put their best feet forward for great causes

— Mar 27, 2018

WEBINAR: Measuring the Impact of RFID

Key Lessons from 10 retailer case studies. 18th April 2018 - 13:00 BST

— Feb 27, 2018

NBCC hosts retail anti-violence conference

Growing concern over the increasing use of aggression and violence against retail staff has prompted Police to host a conference to discuss solutions to the issue.

— Sep 27, 2017

An exclusive one-day Interactive Retail Workshop

From CCTV to Video Analytics: Developing a Framework for the use of Facial and Feature Recognition Technologies in Retailing

— Sep 27, 2017

Retailers warned to be vigilant over acid attacks

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd has appealed to retailers to be vigilant following a dramatic rise in the number of acid attacks across London.

— Sep 27, 2017

Burberry has best mobile website

Luxury fashion brand Burberry has been named as having the top mobile website among UK High Street retailers, according to the latest report from retail technology company Ampersand.

— Aug 31, 2017

NBCS brokers stronger relationships between retailers and suppliers

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) is due to launch a series of one-day member events that will bridge the gap between risk management providers and end users.

— Aug 2, 2017

Steve Evans appointed commercial director at Amberstone Technology

Amberstone Technology looks to develop its market position with appointment of Steve Evans as Commercial Director

— Jul 28, 2017

Top That! Pizza Hut staff double charity target in parachute jump for mental health

Staff at Pizza Hut Restaurants have doubled their financial target and awareness for the UK’s leading mental health charity by taking part in a 30,000ft skydive.

— Jun 30, 2017

Where trading losses are allowed to run and run

WH Smith’s Trading Loss team help towards £2 million target as part its 225th anniversary celebration year

— May 30, 2017

Chaz and Save

LP Director and motorcycle enthusiast Chaz Sutton talks about his voluntary work with the Warwickshire and Solihull Blood Bikers (WSBB).

— Feb 27, 2017

Manned Guarding gets a 21st Century UBER-like Upgrade

Cardinal Security is looking to revolutionise manned guarding with the release of a new platform, Guarded 365. Designed to provide users with a level of insight simply unavailable to date, the intelligence-led approach is designed to provide users with full transparency and real control over their security spend.

— Jan 31, 2017

Dramatic launch of lone working event

There is a touch of drama to this year the Lone working Expo which is set to take place on Tuesday, 28th March at London's Olympia Conference Centre.

— Nov 21, 2016

Leading UK retailers discussed Organised Retail Crime challenges

Axis launched round table initiative at The Gherkin

— Oct 27, 2016

Robocop 'steals' the show

Titan, a 10ft high ‘Robo-Cop style’ security guard of the future stole the show at this year’s Retail Risk Awards at the King Power Stadium, Leicester on October 6.

— Sep 26, 2016

Experts gather for International fake fighting conference

Leading experts in the world of intellectual Protection (IP) are preparing for a meeting of minds at the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) Conference 2016.

— Aug 31, 2016

Tether Forever

An unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by engineers from the University of Southampton uses a powered tether to provide unlimited flight time and a persistent stare capability for drones.

— Jun 24, 2016

The 'Cost of Cash' Survey 2016

The aim of the survey - and the subsequent research is to identify just how much cash really "costs" global businesses.

— Jun 24, 2016

Snoopers charter not welcome

Nine out of 10 UK citizens believe Government plans to launch a ‘snoopers charter’ are not acceptable.

— May 31, 2016

Out of Africa - Breakthrough in European Trafficking

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has been involved in a high level operation to disrupt a people trafficking gang operating out of Africa into Europe.

— Mar 16, 2016

The ECOnomics of the circular economy

A Pan European company whose products move millions of fresh and ambient goods from manufacturers to retailers’ shelves has invented a new concept which could reduce costs and boost margins at the same time as eliminating waste and promoting sustainability in the supply chain – the ‘ECOnomics of the circular economy’.

— Jan 27, 2016

Jason Bourne Again

Cardinal’s Jason Trigg masters his own shrinkage to tackle London Marathon and raise money for Meningitis Now!

— Jan 27, 2016

The renowned Total Security Summit returns for its 16th year

The award-winning Total Security Summit is set to return bigger and better than ever this New Year. Taking place on March 14th and 15th at the Radisson Blu, London Stansted.

— Jul 1, 2015

Catalyst raises £10,000 for Cancer Research UK

A team from the security tagging company Catalyst participated in the Grand Union Challenge on Saturday 27th June to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

— Jul 1, 2015

The Golden Shot

Golfers are accustomed to hearing the cry ‘fore’ at the tee-off point to warn other players of an errant shot. However, those who heard it shouted at Etchinghill Golf Club in Folkestone on the longest day, may have instead been hearing the surprised inflection as the warning turned into a question from fellow golfers learning how many games Gerry Golden was planning to play that day.

— Jul 1, 2015

ECR Europe Shrink & OSA Group meeting, Helsinki

Each year, for the last 15, the ECR group meets at least three times annually face to face, to discuss research projects, facilitate round table discussions and to benchmark.

— Jul 1, 2015

Inspector Richard Stones Honoured by the Queen

The work of a senior Police officer who has earned his stripes by bridging the gap between the public and private sector and for his role in helping to reduce business crime, has been recognised by the highest order in the land.

— Apr 29, 2015

UK Retail Fraud Survey Findings announced

The annual Retail Fraud survey, conducted by Retail Knowledge, asked 104 questions of retailers with 43,000 stores and representing 52 per cent of retailers in the UK.

— Apr 29, 2015

'Thundercats' tag team take on canal challenge

A dedicated team of people from source tagging and RFID specialist company Catalyst are putting their best feet forward to prove they are a ‘cut’ above the rest, by taking part in the Grand Union Challenge, a 25km walk along the UK’s longest inland waterway.

— Mar 31, 2015

Inspirational run to raise money for Cancer Research

It takes more than five major knee operations to hold a good loss prevention manager down – especially if the end result is raising much needed funds for Cancer Research.

— Mar 2, 2015

Total Security Summit - 16th & 17th March 2015

Attend the Total Security Summit - a highly focused event that brings together security professionals and key industry solution providers for one-to-one business meetings, interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities.

— Feb 23, 2015

The shrinking shrinkage man

Jason Trigg, CEO of The Cardinal Group, runs Hampton Court half marathon in aid of Meningitis Now!

— Jan 27, 2015

Enhance business security knowledge whilst instigating new relationships

Attend the Total Security Summit on 16th and 17th March at the Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted.

— Nov 28, 2014

BOOK THE DATE: ECR Europe Shrink & OSA Group Meeting – January 2015

The draft agenda for the next team meeting of the ECR Europe Shrink and OSA group has been announced.

— Apr 30, 2014

Retail Fraud 2014 event attracts record attendance

More than 600 delegates attended the Retail Fraud conference – the largest of its kind in Europe - at the Novotel, Hammersmith on April 2 – an all time record for the showcase event. Now in its 11th year, the conference - which showcased around 40 speakers across three streams - is now planning to launch events in South Africa in September and Dubai at the end of November as well as hosting its second Irish conference on 27 July.

— Mar 20, 2014

EuroShop celebrates record international footfall

Organisers of the 2014 EuroShop international retail showcase celebrated in February after the five-day event witnessed record footfall and injected a sense of confidence that was not present at the 2011 gathering of nations.