Cross-sector Safety and Security in the East Midlands
In March, over 30 Business Champions, from across the East Midlands, assembled for their first Industry Sector Lead meeting, which was generously hosted at the offices of Capital One in Nottingham. The majority of the business sectors are now covered.
Presentations were given during the meeting by Inspector Rob Taylor from Nottinghamshire Police, on the updated terrorist threat across the UK; by Wing Commander Andy Bunce from the Royal Air Force, who discussed leadership styles in security management; and by Richard Stones OBE from Next Retail, who delivered a presentation about business crime. The event was CPD accredited.
Regional Management Board
The group has also established a Regional Management Board which includes Steve Goad from Capital One in Nottingham, Ruth Nixon from Zycomm Electronics in Ripley, Paul Crane from Cavendish Nuclear in Leicester and Anthony Day from Leicestershire Police. The East Midlands region of CSSC is now up and running and has already distributed messages following the tragic events that took place recently in France. It is very encouraging that so many security professionals have put themselves forward to support this important business initiative.
CSSC in the East Midlands is working in partnership with Counter Terrorism Security Advisors from all five police forces in the region and is being supported by Next Retail and Poppleston Allen licensing solicitors.
Chairman, CSSC East Midlands