21st August 2017 … National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not for profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, is due to launch a new Associate Membership scheme specifically targeted at member suppliers.

The new scheme will launch with a series of one-day member events will bridge the gap between risk management providers and end users.

The brainchild of its new managing director, Daniel Hardy, these new initiatives will help NBCS become self-sustainable and enhance the benefits of membership. He explained, ‘Our new Associate Membership scheme will give vendors unfettered access to senior decision makers at some of the nation’s most prestigious organisations. They will get a unique opportunity to demonstrate their risk management, security, fraud and loss prevention solutions to our members at organised events that are cost effective to attend and will eliminate the hassle normally associated with trade shows and exhibitions. This saves all parties significant time and money and makes the experience far more effective by ensuring that end users meet vendors that are directly relevant to their businesses.’

NBCS Associate Membership will be offered in a numbered of different packages and will cost between £4,000-£15,000 a year. The basic package will offer advertising and promotion to existing members, while the premium package will include consultancy from senior NBCS personnel who are able to advise on subjects such as fraud risk, risk management, enterprise risk management and security deployment.

Each event will consist of an update on NBCS strategy and what’s happening within the organisation, followed by a guest keynote speaker and then a series of Associate Member presentations. Regular breaks during the day will enable individuals to network, ask questions and get ‘hands-on’ with in-depth product demonstrations. The atmosphere will be relaxed, informative and enjoyable for all attendees.

This latest initiative comes at a particularly exciting time for NBCS, after it secured significant government funding as part of the police Transformation Fund, a Home Office programme that marks a real opportunity for police leaders and police and crime commissioners to respond to the changing nature of crime. The award was in recognition of NBCS’s success in supporting the police in the battle against business crime.

‘We want to bring members, suppliers and all those involved in business crime risk management closer together,’ concluded Daniel Hardy. ‘Everyone’s time is precious these days, so cutting through the “noise” that is usually associated with getting members of these two interdependent groups in the same room allows NBCS to offer real value to all members. It will also help cement our position as a critical friend of business, the police service and all business reduction partnerships, by furthering the use of the National Business Crime Solution model for all those affected by business crime.’

Suppliers can find out more about becoming NBCS Associate Members by sending an email to enquiries@nationalbusinesscrimesolution.com

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