News Archive 2012

2012 Focus on Robbery™ Partnership Symposium

11 April 2012

IBP are pleased to confirm the 11th annual Focus on Robbery Symposium will be held this year on the 20th & 21st September at Hayling Island, Hampshire.


We are currently securing speakers and sponsors and the programme is shaping up to be one of the best to date. This year we will be focusing on security issues across a range of exciting topics including:

High Street Crime

We have invited a number of high street retailers to share their experiences and solutions to the issues affecting the high street and already have confirmed; Sue Dixon, Harvey and Thompson, who will be giving the Pawnbrokers Experience in relation to crime and prevention; and Bruce Duncan, Greggs, who will be sharing their risk approach to key security issues and lessons learnt.

CViT Crime

Despite a big reduction in attacks over the last few years, cash in transit will always be vulnerable and we are pleased to welcome Steve Clements from Loomis to give us an update of the situation and what is being done to continue to foil potential attackers.

Metal theft

Metal theft is a problem that affects many organisations both directly and indirectly through the knock-on effects. This year we will be joined by John Minary, former Force Crime Reduction Officer at West Yorkshire Police who will be presenting on the crimes and security solutions being used to address the issue and the related issues affecting our heritage museums and galleries.

Focus on Security Risk

This year we are also very pleased to be joined by two representatives from Loughborough University. They will be presenting on the ‘Convergence between IT and Physical security’ – an issue which affects every business - and ‘Educating the Security Manager’ – a presentation highlighting the options available to those tasked with managing security within the industry.

Break-out Groups

We are also very pleased to be able to continue with the popular break out group seminars once again for 2012. Our focus this year has been born out of recent civil unrest and the ever present risk of public disturbance in or around the high street. We will be looking to identify the Top Ten Tips for Developing Risk Assessments, Procedures and Impact Reduction Strategies and hope to announce our guest facilitator to these sessions shortly.


We are expecting places to this popular event to book quickly once the official invitation packs are sent out in early July and so we are offering you the opportunity to beat the rush and reserve your place now. Attendance is free of charge to invited delegates as usual and this includes refreshments, lunch and a place at the IBP Dinner on the Thursday evening – all you have to pay for is your accommodation. To reserve your place at this years’ event please contact us to recieve your invitation and registration form.

Further details will follow over the next few weeks as the programme is confirmed and we will send you updates as these become available. We will also be updating the Focus on Robbery Area on our website so do check it out from time to time for the latest.

The Focus on Robbery™ Partnership is a joint not-for-profit initiative formed in 2004 by IBP Group to harness expertise from every discipline that has an interest in understanding the reasons for criminal behaviour, analysing the effectiveness of current reduction measures and reducing violent crime. The Symposium is an important part of the overall work of the partnership, which has produced many avenues of continued research benefiting those affected by robbery.

For more information visit the Focus on Robbery™ area of this site, email or you can call us on +44 (0)330 999 9216.