Fraud Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced…

This year saw a record number of entries for the Fraud Awards 2017.

The standard of entries has been extremely high, and competition fierce. However, after careful consideration the international panel of judges has drawn up a list of finalists, with winners and runners-up being announced at the Fraud Awards Gala Dinner on 5th October at Leicester City Football Club.

Our thanks go to the judges for their collective wisdom and efforts in reaching consensus across five continents and associated time zones.

And our thanks also go to WIS International, sponsors of the Fraud Awards 2017. Without their long-term commitment, which they have extended beyond this year and into next, the Awards would simply not be possible.

THE FINALISTS FOR THE FRAUD AWARDS 2017 ARE:

BEST NEWCOMER

What the judges were looking for

This Award recognises the most exciting new vendor-lead or in-house developed solution, or company to enter the retail risk and loss prevention arena, supplying any part of the risk and loss prevention industry. To qualify the solution or company must have launched within the last two years. Meet our judges…

The shortlist


Fast Check Service – Careercheck

Smartrule – The ai Corporation

The Slide Tag – Seckura Global

FGX-Web – Foregenix

GlobalGateway – Trulioo

Impersonation Checks & Andromeda – HooYu

MOST INNOVATIVE IN-STORE SOLUTION

What the judges were looking for

Here judges are looking for innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or genre. The solution can either be from a vendor, or be an in-house retailer solution. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

Noccela

Live Customer Occupancy Watch – VAS/Oncam

IMCo Hook Pro Plus – B2B/SG Systems

Guarded-365 – Cardinal Security

ICT – Volumatic

STaaS – Johnson Controls 

MOST INNOVATIVE IN-STORE SURVEILLANCE SOLUTION

What the judges were looking for

It’s not just about CCTV! There are many ways that a retailer can utilise camera or surveillance technology, to bring benefit to not only the Profit Protection department, but also the wider business. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

Noccela

Co-op iCCTV – SECOM

“One Box” CCTV Solution – VAS/Oncam

Event Visualizer – Checkpoint Systems

ICT – Volumatic

Axis Communications

MOST INNOVATIVE ONLINE SOLUTION

What the judges were looking for

Here judges are looking for innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or genre. The solution can either be from a vendor, or be an in-house retailer solution. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

ReD Shield with ReDi – ACI

Tactical Chargeback Representment – The Chargeback Company

Cardholder Dispute Resolution Network® – Verifi

FGX-Web – Foregenix

Replacing Today’s Broken Chargeback System – Ethoca

GlobalGateway – Trulioo

MOST INNOVATIVE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL SOLUTION

What the judges were looking for

Here judges are looking for an innovative product, solution or service that has a risk and loss prevention benefit, but that sits outside of the Profit Protection department – for example people counting and hot spotting that has increased sales and reduced shrink. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

Risk Watch – Amberstone

Live Customer Occupancy Watch – VAS/Oncam

Replacing Today’s Broken Chargeback System – Ethoca

AS Watson UK/Savers & IntelliQ

Smartrule – The ai Corporation

Sensormatic Synergy Storefront Series – Johnson Controls 

VENDOR OF THE YEAR

What the judges were looking for

The judges will be looking for a vendor who consistently goes over and above the role of ‘just’ being a supplier. The Vendor of the Year Award will acknowledge those vendors who form tangible and lasting partnerships with their retail clients. Meet our judges…

 

Please note that the winner from the previous year will be ineligible to enter the following year. However, they will be invited to the Fraud Awards evening to present the Award.

The shortlist

 

RGIS

Kount

The ai Corporation

The Chargeback 

Company

ORIS

Cardinal Security

BEST COLLABORATIVE SOLUTION

What the judges were looking for

At one end of the spectrum we have Crime Partnerships, through to Commercial Data Sharing Partnerships and even Partnerships with local Police forces. At the other, a few neighbourhood retailers working together to combat crime. What the judges are looking for here is real, tangible business benefits resulting from genuine collaboration along with a clear ROI. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

National Business Crime Solution

Vendman & Compass Group UK & Ireland

Good Faith Receiving Program – Sainsbury’s

Insight FCC Training – adidas

 SECOM, Cap-index & Kingdom for Co-op

ORIS Forums

Mobicode, Game & CEX

Axis Communications & The Metropolitan Police

RISING STAR AWARD

What the judges were looking for

The judges are looking to recognise the success of an outstanding individual who has made a positive contribution to the bottom line performance and overall loss prevention landscape within their place of work. The winner does not necessarily work full-time in profit protection. They might be from another discipline, but “really get” risk and as such has made a significant difference – either financially or culturally – within their place of work. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

Chris Purcell  Matalan

Arina Sinakova – The Hut Group

Mike Wallis – Gunnebo

Jacek Czubak – adidas

Russell Barnett – Yodel

Gayle Cooper – Yodel

REGIONAL PROFIT PROTECTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR

What the judges were looking for

Often the unsung heroes of the Profit Protection Team, the judges are looking to recognise outstanding Regional or Divisional Heads who provide both their stores with genuine support and guidance in the fight against retail risk, fraud and loss prevention, as well as showing a grasp of the bigger, company-wide aims and objectives. As such, they bring genuine value and benefit to their company and the wider network. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

Jason Saunders – Gap

Debbie MacDonald – Scotmid

Nick McGurk – Scotmid

Andrew Darling – Yodel

Catriona Macdonald – Celesio

Simon Wright – Compass

IN-STORE PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

What the judges were looking for

Formerly LP Team of the Year, but rebranded to reflect the dynamic nature of our industry, this Award recognises the Profit Protection Team that undertook that difficult technology role out that was delivered in record time, or that enthused a whole company to ‘think shrink’. This Award is a real pat on the back for a whole team. The name says it all. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

Risk & Solutions Teams – Boots

Profit Protection Team – Compass Group UK & Ireland

Business Controls Team – Selfridges

Security Hi-Impact – Yodel

Loss Prevention Team – Celesio 

Game Retail

ONLINE PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

What the judges were looking for

Recognises the Profit Protection Team that undertook that difficult online technology role out that was delivered in record time, or that enthused a whole company to ‘think shrink’. This Award is a real pat on the back for a whole team working to provide online solutions. The name says it all. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

Profit Protection & Operations Teams – Scotmid

Fraud Operations Team – Express Gifts

e-Commerce Profit Protection Team – The Body Shop

Counter Fraud Function and Strategy – The Hut Group

RETAIL RISK DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

What the judges were looking for

The judges are looking for outstanding contribution from one individual. That could be in the face of difficult trading conditions, or the implementing of challenging new strategies and technologies. The winner of this prestigious award will be recognised by his or her peers as being at the pinnacle of modern retail risk and loss prevention and a leader in their field. Meet our judges…

The shortlist

 

Ray Masouleh – Gulf Marketing Group

Michael Chambers – Matalan

Tim Moore – Swarovski

Tim Edwards – JD Sports Fashion

Sarah Cork – Yodel

Luke Hudman – Celesio

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