Fraud Awards sponsors

Announcing the shortlist for The Fraud Awards 2018, sponsored by WIS International

This year a record number of entries have been received for the Fraud Awards 2018. Here are the companies, teams and individuals who have made it to the final shortlist.

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, sponsored by WIS International, on 4th October at Leicester City Football Club – the “Home of Champions.”

The Awards follow Retail Risk – Leicester 2018 and will celebrate the very best individual and team performances, innovative new products, winning industry strategies and of course crown the “Loss Prevention Director of The Year.” The Awards Dinner promises to be an outstanding industry evening and superb networking opportunity.

Our thanks go to the judges for their collective wisdom and efforts in reaching consensus to achieve this impressive shortlist. See our judges panel here…

Celebrate your success at the Fraud Awards Gala Dinner

On 4th October at the Leicester City Football Club, Home of Champions, the winners will be revealed at the Fraud Awards Gala Dinner. Guests enjoy a champagne reception followed by an outstanding four course meal with champagne and fine wines, before the Awards themselves get underway.

The organizers have promised a spectacular show, hosted by TV’s hilarious Mark Maier. The night is invariably full of drama and excitement as Awards are received, speeches made and photographs taken. After the winners have been announced there is further time to enjoy the company of fellow professionals either over a glass of wine or on the dancefloor with our live DJ playing great music until early morning hours.

For further information contact us by clicking here. To enquire about sponsorship opportunities please call +44 (0) 207 100 3 999.

THE FRAUD AWARDS SHORTLIST 2018

BEST NEWCOMER

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.

The shortlist

Thruvision

PH 4 way Stoplock – Premier Security Products

Q-TAG – ALL-TAG

Q-WRAP – ALL-TAG

Praesidio – National Business Crime Solution

Ocucon

Pixelate – Ocucon

Panasonic Business Retail Solutions

MOST INNOVATIVE IN-STORE SOLUTION

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.

The shortlist

Q-TAG – ALL-TAG

British Heart Foundation – Aspro Security Services/HIK Vision

Secure™ Store 5 – Appriss Retail

InFuzion Magnetic Tag – Sensormatic

Ocucon

SmartFit fitting room solution – B2BSG Solutions

Thruvision

Alcumus Group and William Hill 

MOST INNOVATIVE ONLINE SOLUTION 

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.

The shortlist

EAS Labels Direct – Premier Security Products

A new approach to friendly fraudsters – Chargebacks911

GlobalGateway – Trulioo

Praesidio – National Business Crime Solution

Digital Risk Protection Platform – CyberInt-Argos™

A Multilayered solution to fight fraud – Ethoca

RISK IDENT

ACI UP eCommerce Payments Solution with ReD Shield

MOST INNOVATIVE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL SOLUTION 

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.

The shortlist

Catch a Thief UK – CAT Crime Prevention 

GlobalGateway – Trulioo

Sales Boost – Noccela 

Loss Prevention Magazine Europe – Oris Media 

Sensormatic Shrink Management as a Service (SMaaS) – Tyco Retail Solutions

Pixelate – Ocucon

Facial Recognition Technology – Panasonic Business Retail Solutions 

Sainsbury’s with Retail & Asset Solutions

MOST INNOVATIVE IN-STORE SURVEILLANCE SOLUTION 

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.

The shortlist

Safe-i System – Scotmid

British Heart Foundation – Aspro Security Services/HIK Vision

Smart Product Protection – Noccela

Ocucon

SmartFit Fitting Room Solution – B2BSG Solutions

IMCo Hook Pro – B2BSG Solutions

VENDOR OF THE YEAR

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.

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

Premier Security Products

Brooknight Security

Aspro Security Services

B2BSG Solutions

Gatekeeper

Appriss Retail

Chargebacks911

RISK IDENT

BEST COLLABORATIVE SOLUTION

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.

The shortlist

Retail Crimewatch

Argos and DCPCU

Banknote Checking Scheme – Bank of England

National Business Crime Solution

ORIS Forums

VSG & B&Q Crime Centre

SECOM and Coop iCCTV Intelligence Solutions

Ocucon

Hermes and Thruvision

RISING STAR AWARD

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.

The shortlist

Steve Teatum – Next

Sharan Dhariwal – Swarovski

Laura Turner – Next

Jamie Cooper – Scotmid

John Ferguson – Parcelnet

Simran Baghara – National Business Crime Solution

Jenny Fletcher – John Lewis Partnership

Elliot Wooley – John Lewis Partnership

REGIONAL PROFIT PROTECTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR

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.

The shortlist

Warren Baggett – Homebase

Dale Weatherson – Next

Gary Parkes – Matalan

Nicola Ainsworth – Dixons Carphone Warehouse

Stephen Taylor – Compass Group UK & Ireland

Ari Caglar – Abercrombie & Fitch

IN-STORE PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

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.

The shortlist

Walgreens Boots Alliance – Boots UK and Republic of Ireland

Matalan

Card Factory

Compass Group UK & Ireland

Dixons Carphone Fraud & Loss Prevention Team

The Entertainer

ONLINE PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

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.

The shortlist

Online Payments Team – John Lewis Partnership

Directory Loss Prevention Team – Next

Online Profit Protection Team – Amazon

INTERNATIONAL PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR 

Open to Profit Protection teams from retailers headquartered outside of the UK, the criteria are the same as for the equivalent in-store and online Awards above. However, here the judges are looking to acknowledge and recognise the increasing number of global Profit Protection teams who enter the Awards each year.

The shortlist

Swarovski Global Loss Prevention Team

Qatar Duty Free Security Team

Abercrombie and Fitch

HALL OF FAME AWARD

Each year the judges will induct one person into the Retail Risk ‘Hall of Fame’. This person will be someone whom the judges feel has contributed above and beyond their duty to the cause of Profit Protection, Risk Management or Loss Prevention.

This award will be announced on the night of the Fraud Awards.

Don’t miss out – book your table now…

THE FRAUD AWARDS WOMAN OF THE YEAR

The purpose of this Awards category is to encourage gender parity and female advancement.

The judges are looking for women working in Risk Management as a retailer, vendor, law enforcement officer or academic, who has achieved their success against all odds. These female trailblazers have broken glass ceilings, worked hard to remove barriers for other women and are disrupting established industry norms through innovation.

The shortlist

Sharan Dhariwal – Swarovski

Laura Turner – Next

Sarah-Anne Attwood – Belfast City Centre Management

Amanda Fleming – Sainsbury’s

Alison Parkinson – National Business Crime Solution

Jo Painter – VSG

Shona Williams – Tyco Retail Solutions

Jayne Horne – Matalan

RETAIL RISK DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

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.

The shortlist

Tim Edwards – JD Sports

Darren Surgey – Walgreens Boots Alliance

Russell Mannix – DHL Parcel UK

Dave Pardoe – Card Factory

Peter Page – Al Tayer Group

Simon Moss – B&Q

So if you want to get in on the action – or to find out about securing your table at the Fraud Awards 2018, call Kelly Bird on +44 (0) 207 100 3 999 or email below...