Local businesses offered crime advice at free breakfast seminar
Hertfordshire businesses are invited to attend a free breakfast seminar organised by the Police and Crime Commissioner Mr David Lloyd.

It has been organised by the Independent Business Advisory Group (IBAG) which was established by Mr Lloyd to help local firms tackle and discuss key crime issues.

There are 30 places available for retailers at the event, which is being held from 8am-10am on Wednesday 23rd October at the Aubrey Park Hotel, Hemel Hempstead Road in Redbourn.

Over breakfast, retailers will be given the opportunity to hear from experts about the retail crime landscape in Hertfordshire, advice on how to prevent businesses from becoming a victim of cybercrime and the current legal obligations for businesses.

There will also be an opportunity to network with local business owners and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Growth Hub and Federation of Small Businesses.

Mr Lloyd said: “I am well aware that crime does not just effect individuals and that it can have a devastating impact on small and medium sized businesses.

“These firms are vital for the prosperity of the county and so the consequences of business crime affect us all. It wastes working time, leads to financial losses and, most significantly, affects staff health and wellbeing.

“It can range from complex online fraud to criminal damage and shoplifting. It is only through working in partnership that we will have the capacity to deal with this multi-faceted threat.”

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner established IBAG so a range of businesses from sectors such as the rural community, retail, leisure, technology and professional services along with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) can discuss key issues around business crime.

Free tickets for the event can be obtained by following this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hertfordshires-retail-crime-breakfast-seminar-tickets-74943182075