NABMA is proud to support Safer Business Action Week, a week-long initiative led by the National Business Crime Centre (NBCC) to tackle business crime across the country.
Safer Business Action Week will take place from Monday, 16th October to Friday, 20th October 2023. During this week, police forces and partners across the country will join to deliver a focused operation with joint patrols, the targeted intervention of offenders, and a range of crime prevention activity, including raising awareness of local issues with the public.
NABMA is encouraging all its members to get involved in Safer Business Action Week. There are several ways to do this, including:
Displaying the ShopKind messaging in your markets. ShopKind is a campaign that aims to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for shoppers. The ShopKind messaging includes posters, stickers, and social media graphics that you can use to promote the campaign in your market.
Sharing messages with your customers and traders about ShopKind. You can share messages about ShopKind on your social media channels or with signage.
Working with your local police force. Get in touch with your local police force to find out how you can get involved in Safer Business Action Week in your community. You may be able to participate in joint patrols, crime prevention workshops, or other events.
NABMA is committed to supporting markets to create a safer and more secure trading environment. Safer Business Action Week is a great opportunity for markets to work together with the police and other partners to tackle business crime and make their communities safer.
Here are some additional things that businesses can do to support Safer Business Action Week:
Report all crimes to the police. This includes even minor crimes, such as shoplifting and graffiti. Reporting crimes helps the police to identify hotspots and patterns of crime, and to target their resources accordingly.
Invest in crime prevention measures. This could include installing CCTV cameras, security lighting, and access control systems. It is also important to train staff on how to prevent crime and deal with incidents safely.
Be vigilant. Staff & traders should be trained to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to the police.
By working together, we can make our communities and markets safer for everyone.
For downloads and social media assets visit the website here and click on the links: https://nbcc.police.uk/business-support/saba-days/safer-business-action-week