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An introduction from our Chair: Peter Page, MENA-based Group Loss Prevention Manager
Welcome to Retail Risk – London 2020.

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as this year’s Chair.

More about Peter…

Peter Page has over 28 years of experience driving excellence in physical security, loss prevention, HSE, organisational resilience and risk management. He has worked in strategic roles throughout Europe and the MENA region in a variety market sectors including, Her Majesty’s Government, retail, wholesale, shipping & logistics, automotive, construction, travel and real estate.

Peter has a Master’s Degree in Business Continuity, Security & Emergency Management and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Security Management.

He is a Chartered Security Professional and a Fellow of the Security Institute and currently serves on several of the Institute’s Member Groups.

Peter is the Vice Chairman of the Dubai Chapter of ASIS and holds the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) board certification. He is a member of the global Crisis Management & Business Continuity Council, the Middle East Advisory Council and was a member of the Technical Committee for the ANSI ORM.1 2017 Security & Resilience Standard.

Peter is a Specialist Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and a Member of the Business Continuity Institute. He was shortlisted for Middle East Continuity & Resilience Professional (Private Sector) 2018and Retail RiskDirector of the Year 2018.

Peter is a regular conference chair, speaker and expert panelist. He serves on several conference advisory groups; and has presented a wide range of topics five continents.

Peter is an adjunct lecturer for Edith Cowen University and the Centre of Aviation & Security Studies where he has taught on the Diploma in Aviation Security Management.

He is dedicated to making a difference and raising professional standards in the security industry, through education and certification in particular.

Results of the Annual Distribution Centre Survey – revealed!: Steve Teatum – Group Head of Loss Prevention, Next

PRESENTATION

Make sure not to miss out on some of the most important benchmarking data you will ever see to help manage risk in your Distribution Centres (DCs). Following Steve’s presentation at Retail Risk – Leicester of the interim results (based on retailer participation with more than £70 Billion in annual sales), the final results of this ground-breaking Survey will be available to participants at Retail Risk – London 2020.

The results of this Survey are the culmination of one of the most important piece of research in recent times – one that was recognised at this year’s Fraud Awards by the independent panel of retailer judges. The scope and nature of the Survey was agreed by the Steering Committee, made up of six retailers/logistics specialists including Steve Teatum of Next, Tim Edwards from JD Sports Fashion, Bruce Duncan from Matalan, John Ferguson from Hermes, Jo Day from Amazon and Mark Crowley from John Lewis. The purpose of the Survey is to provide every retailer that takes part with a suite of information against which to benchmark their DC performance in key risk management areas. The Survey answers key questions such as:

  1. What is the average level of shrink on online businesses?
  2. Which post code areas suffer the most DC crime?
  3. How big a problem is organised crime in DCs?
  4. What are the most cost effective entry and exit procedures?

About Steve…

Steve is the Head of Loss Prevention for Warehousing and Distribution (W&D) at NEXT Plc, which serves 500 UK and 200 international based stores as well as their successful e-commerce business. 

Prior to joining Next Steve has held other Head of LP roles for US & European based retailers in the High St non-food and discount grocery sectors. 

Starting his LP career in the mid 90s, Steve has over 22 yrs experience of managing risk within the total retail environment and is a self-confessed ‘engine of change’, always looking to further enhance profitability through cost effective LP initiatives, efficient ways of working and most importantly collaborative teamwork.

When not working Steve enjoys spending time with his 3 children and most weekends can be found pitch side (in all weather) supporting his son who plays for an English Football League one Academy team.

Chris Phillips – CEO and Founder, The International Protect and Prepare Security Office

PRESENTATIONROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

 

How to use emerging technology to mitigate the risk of a bad hire: Steven Smith –Managing Director, Sterling EMEA

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

UK retailers are losing almost 11 billion pounds annually due to shrinkage, more than any other European country. Controlling the risks for your organisation may seem like a constant battle, and with threats from internal fraud and theft to administrative errors, the cost of getting it wrong can be huge. Your people may be your greatest asset, but if a bad hire slips through the net they may become your weakest link.

In his round table session, Steven will explore the technology that can mitigate the risk of fraud and help to hire the right people sooner. Join him to share:

  • The latest developments in technology to support human resources teams keep their organisations one step ahead of the curve
  • Insight into how other organisations are mitigating risk through a real-life background screening case study
  • How businesses are using technology to optimise their hiring processes and improve efficiency by hiring staff they can trust AND get them into place sooner
Case Study: Developing a ‘Security Minded Communications’ strategy at The O2: Paul Williams – Senior Security Manager, The O2

PRESENTATIONROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

Paul will present a case study on how the venue developed a communications strategy to deter criminality whilst reassuring visitors with the same messages!

Following his presentation Paul will lead a round table discussion exploring these themes in more depth with delegates. 

More about Paul…

Paul has spent over 20 years in a variety of security roles.

His first career was in the Armed Forces as a bomb disposal and high risk search operator supporting police and defence operations in the UK and overseas.

His subsequent roles have included leading security operations in aviation, training a foreign police force in the Middle East to protect national infrastructure and as a Public Safety Manager for a UK local authority.

Paul is currently the Senior Security Manager at The O2, the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue.

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