Cross-sector Safety and Security in the East Midlands
Having been a member of CSSC since its early days, I am delighted to have been invited to chair the East Midlands region which is being set up to cover the counties of Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
We already have support and commitment from organisations in the East Midlands such as Boots, Crowne Plaza, E.on, Next, Poppleston Allen, Post Office, RAF Police and the Salvation Army.
Industry Sector Leads
CSSC – EM is now in the process of looking for Industry Sector Leads (ISLs), who work in the East Midlands, and are prepared to commit to onward cascading information within their business group.
Becoming an ISL will enable you to attend various CT seminars and it is also a great way of growing your network of security and business contacts.
Getting the right contacts within the various authorities and communicating to business about the benefits of CSSC will be key to the success of this important development. There has already been some considerable interest in the project and we have now established a management board which will help to support the essential work of ISLs across the whole of the East Midlands. Part of the challenge will be working closely with five different police forces and five county councils. It will also be important to ensure that we meet the expectations of our business partners.
The Regional Management Board of CSSC in the East Midlands is working in partnership with the East Midlands Counter Terrorist team and representatives of local business. CSSC is the perfect way for businesses to work closely with law enforcement and share important security messages with their employees. It is also an ideal way of keeping fully up to date with the constantly changing terrorist threat.
Please contact me direct by email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more.
Andrew Nicholls, Chairman, CSSC East Midlands