Conference set to focus on workplace crime
July 17, 2002
Organised by Bracknell Chamber of Commerce, more than 100 delegates from companies in Berkshire are expected to attend the conference, which is part of a nationally acclaimed campaign against business crime in Bracknell and central Berkshire.
The annual event has been applauded by the British Chambers of Commerce as an example of best practice, along with the Business Watch anti-crime initiative that operates in the town.
This year’s conference focuses on crime in the workplace including fraud and drug taking.
Adrian Moss, chairman of the Bracknell Chamber, said: “We have brought together specialists with top quality expertise and experience to give businesspeople the opportunity to learn how they can protect their companies and employees from fraud and its devastating effects.
“Crime affects everyone and with increasing pressure on police resources, now is the right time for businesses to evaluate their security.
“Also, use of drugs in the workplace can have a detrimental effect on staff and on business. This seminar will help companies learn how to deal with this growing problem.
“They can work together with the Bracknell Chamber, Thames Valley Police and the local council to ensure their chances of becoming a victim are reduced.”
The conference at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell runs from 9.15am to 1pm tomorrow (Thursday).
Peter North, Bracknell Forest councillor and Police Board member, will chair the conference, which will hear from Sgt Ian Holt of the Thames Valley crime reduction division and Allan McDonagh, an anti-fraud specialist from Hibis Europe. Stuart McNellie, a former undercover drugs officer, will advise on drugs in the workplace.
Exhibitors from the field of security will demonstrate cutting technology and innovative products and services available to help companies deal with business crime.
For more information call the Chamber on (01344) 422463.