7th March 2024



The National Business Crime Conference, hosted by the NBCS, is the largest member-led Business Crime Event in the UK.  A true business for business feel, connecting retailers, logistics, local crime partnerships, expert speakers and suppliers together to build a better future and what’s better, it’s free!

Our first event of 2024 will focus on

“Shaping the Future: Collaborative Strategies for Community Safety in Retail”

— Exploring the Future of the NBCS Network and Retail Sector

— Enhancing Community Cooperation to Tackle Offending

— Supporting Policing for Effective Results


Introducing our  Recommended Suppliers

Our Associate Members are an incredibly important part of the NBCS network and without their support and innovation, development of solutions would be lacking and events such as today’s would not be nearly as interesting…

Delegates will have the opportunity to talk with their representatives directly about their solutions, with a view to start or continue your relationship.

Here is an introduction to some of the solutions on offer…



09:45 – Navigating New Horizons: A Chairman’s Salute to Progress and Collaboration across the Retail Crime Landscape

  • Tim Edwards – Chairman, NBCS

10:10 – Chartering the course for a dynamic future of the NBCS Network 

  • Sarah Bird – General Manager, NBCS

10:35 – Securing Our Future Together: Police and Crime Commissioners Plan for Safer Communities

  • Matthew Barber – Police & Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley


11:20 – Unveiling Collaborative Insights through Interactive Crime DATA POLLS

  • Tessa Chapman

11:35 – Breaking the Silence: Why Retailers Hesitate to Share Data?

Retail panel

  • Steve Teatum – Next
  • Carl Reeson – Asda
  • Simon Ford – The Range
  • Yasmine McNamara – Tesco

12:05 – Tackling Steaming Offences: Presentation and In-depth Interview

  • Martin McCormack – JD Sports
  • Aldona Barci – JD Sports

12:35 – DEMS Update – Enhancements and Updates for Seamless Evidence Management

  • Patrick Holdaway – National Business Crime Centre


14:05 – Community Safety: Strategies for Tackling Local Prolific Offenders

How NBCS Connect Direct is delivering for members across the retail landscape

Member retail panel

  • Matt Pratley – Co-op
  • Gary Davison – Onestop
  • Sarah Varley – Matalan
  • Sean Varney – Midcounties Co-operative
  • Becci Roberts – Iceland

Effective Policing Strategies for Tackling Prolific Offenders

Policing panel

  • Insp Oliver Vale – Nottinghamshire Police
  • PC Philip Underdown – West Yorkshire Police
  • Sgt Christian Denning – Essex Police
  • Luke Bodley – West Midlands Police


15:30 – The BIG Business Crime Quiz of the Year 2024

With prizes!

15:55 – Closing Message

16:00 – Event end

18:00 – NBCS Foundation – Charity Gala Dinner 2024

Champagne Reception from 18:00




“The NBCS events are always very well put together with excellent content and great networking opportunities.”

“The Conference was a brilliant day and was thoroughly enjoyed by myself and my Colleague that attended.”

“Excellent event, great talks and discussions.”

“Great event organisation, a really natural flow between agenda points and no awkward “waiting” around. Really pleasant atmosphere and refreshments were brilliant, we all wanted for nothing.”