The NBCS Board was put in place in 2017 following a member-led review of the governance structure in light of new funding from the Home Office.

Working with the NBCS executive team to influence our long-term direction, the board has the following responsibilities that are reflected in the vision and strategy of the organisation:

  • Overseeing the strategy, values, standards and goals of the organisation
  • Making certain that the data that is gathered is processed in a secure and responsible manner, and intelligence utilised properly
  • Working to help members see the ‘bigger picture’ by showing how collaboration can lead to effective outcomes
  • Promoting the work of the organisation to make sure it is recognised in the industry as the leading UK authority
  • Ensuring adequate human and financial resources are available to achieve goals and keep the NBCS as an independent organisation that works for its members

The board

Tim Edwards

Group Profit Protection Director, JD Sports Fashion PLC

I am exceptionally proud to have been voted onto the board by my peer group of members of the NBCS. It is my intention to be the voice on the board for the members, increase the existing membership numbers and work tirelessly to galvanise the NBCS to finally become the authority and true picture of business crime in the UK.

Gary Parkes

Group Profit Protection Manager

I am delighted to have been elected to the board of the NBCS as this is an opportunity to represent business in tackling crime through collaboration and influencing. Police resources are increasingly stretched, and by representing business with “one voice” we can ensure influence our strategic partners to ensure that we all benefit from maximum return on investment. I am passionate about collaboration and strongly believe that by working together at Local, Regional & National level we will make a difference.

Andrew Rees

Senior Manager for Central Operational Security, Asda

The NBCS ensures that both businesses and the police are responding to crimes and associated issues in their entirety, rather than each being dealt with in isolation. We act as the conduit to tackle present matters as well as lobbying to make us fit for the future.

We have a real opportunity to work collaboratively and cohesively to face crime through the sharing of information and best practice with other.

Through this we can both minimise losses and confidently allocate resource to known risk and emerging vulnerabilities.

I look forward to bringing my years of experience to the NBCS and working towards these goals.

Charlie Radford

Chief Finance Officer for the Nottinghamshire Office of Police and Crime Commissioner

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) provides a valuable link between the private sector and the police service, encouraging a multi-sector partnership-based approach to sharing best practice and lessons learned. It gives access to a cohesive network of contacts across all the agencies, improving the communication process and accessibility to the appropriate people for specific issues.

Austerity means that all sectors need to work differently and this public/private partnership approach is a welcome step-change in the fight against crime, whether that is serious and organised crime groups, travelling crime groups or protecting vulnerable people.

This work is enabling the police to target the limited resources available to them to greatest effect when tackling serious business criminality while providing clear guidance to businesses to help them protect themselves and their assets. We have been calling for a national resource for a long time and this really is a national solution.

Jason Trigg

Founder, NBCS

As the founder and brainchild of the national business crime solution (NBCS) it is both rewarding and satisfying to see the development over the past five years and the reality of a not for profit and private organisation bridging the gap between the two worlds of business and police in the fight against business crime – against the back drop of both business and police resources diminishing, whilst risks increasing and the changing and new emerging threats of risk that the NBCS is now addressing.

However, the journey is still only just starting and the vision and strategy for taking collaboration and sharing and building an effective solution to enhance both the local, regional and national model is very exciting. Home office support and the new governance structure and recent appointments will only strengthen the role and influence that NBCS has to play.

Gareth Lewis

Southern Cooperative

Philip Jones

Westfield (White City) and Chair of Revo Security and Safer Shopping