L-R: Ron Lynch, IoD East Midlands Regional Director; Cari Grice Student Placement: Regional Administrator Kirtsy Birch and Paddy Tipping
by Janet Wootton, IoD East Midlands PRO.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping invited business leaders to send him advice and comments about the way policing and crime prevention is going when he spoke at an IoD regional networking lunch.
Mr Tipping told the audience of his priorities and thoughts about how to maximise and focus falling budgets and invited them to have their say by sending in views as part of local discussions and debate.
The Commissioner leads nationally on business-related crime on behalf of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. He commented: “We need to work with all businesses, large and small, to identify the size of the problem and drive down the different types of crime that can so easily have an impact on their own profitability and the overall economy.
“Business crime is not ‘victimless, and I know for a fact that it can cause significant problems, particularly for small businesses. Collectively we need to take steps to prevent crime in the first place, whether this is shoplifting, criminal damage or cyber-crime and take appropriate action against offenders.”
Paddy Tipping is a former MP who was elected as Commissioner 20 months ago.
Ron Lynch, IoD Regional Director said: “This is a vital topic for our Members who rely heavily on the police and crime prevention activities as part of the effective and economic running of their businesses.”
The event was held in the Nottingham Conference Centre and was sponsored by Nottingham Business School.
Posted on Monday 18th August 2014