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There are signed agreements between partners (LBBAC, Police, LA etc) about expected service levels, operating procedures and protocols, information sharing, obligations and responsibilities.


Lewisham Borough Business Against Crime Ltd

Lbbac Ltd. is the managing company for Safer Business Partnerships in the London Borough of Lewisham.

LBBAC Ltd. is a not for profit, social enterprise company - Registered in England & Wales 7408685

the facts
The Facts
  • Business crime in England & Wales cost £1.6 billion 2011/12 (*CVS 2012)
  • Almost 10m offences committed against businesses annually (2012); 7.7 million in wholesale /retail compared to 9m domestic & other crimes. Estimated at 4.1 million instances of shoplifting alone.
  • Average retail based businesses in England & Wales will suffer 46 crime per year at average cost of £160 per incident
  • Business crime generates 22% of all Metropolitan police activity:- includes retail/night time policing; investigations & custody / prosecution costs.
  • 80% of offences are committed by just 10% of known offenders
  • Reducing policing resources means everyone must work smarter; Business communities need to unite and ‘self help’ and engage more.
  • Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRP) are present in over 300 towns and cities throughout the UK and operate within an agreed template, codes of practice & operating protocols contained within the national accreditation scheme ‘The Safer Business Award’.
  • Areas operating a BCRP in the UK enjoy an average reduction in ‘business crime’ of 45%.
bcrp s the business community response
BCRP's:- the Business Community response
  • BCRP's:-
  • are business led cooperatives, traders working together & with local Police, Local Authority & others to reduce crime in the trading environment.
  • establish working relationships with partners and become a strong voice for business.
  • operate communications networks that share information & maintain regular contact with each and every member & other partners to ensure quality information flow.
  • can & should be ‘victim support option for business community including referrals from partners; centre of excellence in business crime prevention advice and support.
  • take incident reports, maintain intelligence database, identify & tackle persistent and prolific offenders head on; manage a banning notice scheme; distribute intelligence reports, identify trends, send out alerts and advice appropriately to membership.
  • deliver training packages, hosts meetings and events, lead & participate in business crime prevention campaigns.
  • establish relationships with local community provision e.g. education, community groups, youth and faith groups who want to contribute to community safety.
  • establish regional annual award schemes to encourage & recognise contribution.
lewisham safer business
Lewisham Safer Business
  • LBBAC Ltd. is a business - by business - for business; a not for profit cooperative that is governed by its own Board & members - for the benefit of members, their staff and customers
  • Nationally accredited BCRP working in the London Borough of Lewisham currently managing Safer Lewisham Business - Safer Sydenham Business & Safer Deptford Business schemes.
  • Structure:- private limited company with a Board of Directors (3), Board of Management (BoM) drawn from members -responsible for day to day management -answerable to Steering Group (SG) with independent Chair, consisting of (no more than 10) Directors, members & partner organisations meeting quarterly to advise, consult & review performance.
  • Membership is open to ANY business trading in the borough of Lewisham. Membership may be approved by the Board of Management after consultation with partners. The scheme applies across ALL business sectors:- day time, night time, retail, licensed, leisure, service industries, public sector, security etc.
  • In Lewisham this partnership approach encourages businesses & business communities to work together, and with police, local authority & other organisations concerned with reducing offending and reoffending & protecting and improving the trading environment.
  • All ‘members’ agree to work with each other and with partner organisations to reduce business crime within agreed principles using lawful methods.

Deptford SE8

Blackheath SE3

Lee SE12

Lewisham SE13

Brockley SE4

Hither Green

Catford SE6

Forest Hill


Grove Park

Downham SE6

Sydenham SE23

The business link radios cover the whole borough

business link radio
Business link radio
  • Scheme members will have 'business link' radios - robust, lightweight, fully secure portable communications device. Can be carried by managers, staff or security.
  • Direct communication with police & council CCTV control room. Advanced warning of known offenders in the area. Real time updates.
  • Dedicated panic button for emergencies.
  • Especially effective for lone workers.
  • Quick and easy access to help, information and alerts or to send a broadcast.
  • No lost signals; No fumbling for numbers; No waiting for the telephone to be answered.
  • Costs less than £0.70 a day for peace of mind - that’s less than a cup of tea! or 3 cigarettes! or half a bus ride - etc. etc! -- It's the sale of one bar of chocolate or a pack of small envelopes a day!
  • Lost or stolen radios can be instantly 'stunned' remotely by CCTV police or partnership office
secure information sharing
Secure Information sharing
  • Sharing photographs, intelligence and information about persistent, prolific and targeted offenders over a secure intranet site with a searchable database.
  • Receive and report information securely via Internet and mobile devices 24/7.
  • Alerts, advice, events, training offers and regular news posted.
  • Mugshots available 24/7 on smart phones through a free purpose built, easy to use app.
  • Fully controlled access to the database. Levels can be tailored individually & to specific areas / times of day etc.
  • Printable galleries - covertly marked. Detailed tracking of individual logins.
  • Detailed reports available for each business/ area/ offender etc and KPI’s.
what can full members expect
What can Full members expect?
  • Access to Secure information sharing Intranet 24/7, Business Link SafetyNet radio & training as required. Know what is going on around you and who may be a threat to your business.
  • Regular Coordinator visits / contact to report incidents, concerns etc, hear and discuss latest trends and offers, discuss partnership / partner performance / concerns .
  • Access bespoke crime reduction risk assessments, action plans & support from scheme & partners.
  • Alerts through text, email, leaflets etc. E-newsletters
  • Training offers - internal & partner offers
  • Improved safety & security, feel safer at work. Improved relationship with partners such as police and local authority
  • Access to decision makers in borough governance through our Board of Management.
  • Access to banning notice scheme and enforcement activity / actions in case of breaches.
  • This list is not exhaustive
banned from one banned from all
Banned from one - banned from ALL

Banning Notice Scheme

Applies to full members premises only !

  • Persistent and prolific offenders - 3 or more offences in 2 years
  • Those who use or threaten violence towards any members of staff
  • Those who engage in damaging antisocial behaviours

Will be banned from entering any or all members premises for up to 12 months and their details published

Breaches will be pursued on behalf of members and the clock can be restarted

what can partner organisations expect
What can partner organisations expect?
  • It's the confidence measure - business communities confidence in police, the wider communities confidence in the safety of an area - the broken windows concept ......
  • Communications networks dedicated to business crime reduction.
  • Crime reduction / reduced demand / smarter working practices
  • Influence in business community through BCRP Steering Group & forums. Agreed joint strategies and initiatives. Cooperative working and stronger relationships with locally influential people.
  • Business communities working together on shared problems unencumbered by commercial jealousies or competitive influences.
  • Access to business community resources such as meeting rooms, retail space advertising space, publications etc.
what can you do for us
What can you do for us ?
  • Know where we are & what we offer business communities & partners.
  • Talk to us - We are in the communications business!
  • Share information / intelligence with us & use the intel we have to inform your decision making.
  • Consider us when putting jobs together - crime reduction campaigns, education program's, engagement activity, exit strategies following ops, mediation etc.
  • Commend / recommend us to others. Advocate partnership working at forums / meetings / surgeries etc. Give out information on behalf of scheme (flyers, cards etc) & take / make referrals.
  • Tell us of successes & perhaps more importantly failures so we can learn
  • Work with us to develop strategies and working policies that give the widest benefit to the widest possible audience.