Crimes Against Business conference

Salisbury Journal: Crimes Against Business conference Crimes Against Business conference

WILTSHIRE and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Angus Macpherson and representatives of Wiltshire Constabulary joined Members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Wiltshire for their first Crimes Against Business Conference and regional annual meeting at Haynes Motor Museum.

The event was attended by some 80 people, with delegates sitting among a display of police vehicles including a scientific investigation van and a vintage police car The meeting including seminars on aspects of fraud and metal theft given by the police.

The PCC gave an update on his work during his first year in the role.

Mike Cherry, FSB national policy chairman, was joined on the sofa by Tessa Munt MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for a debate about crime policy issues, and an impromptu show of hands indicated that about 60 per cent of attendees had been victims of crime.

The evening was rounded off by a talk from Rhiannon Evans, the south west divisional manager for Victim Support, who explained the role of the charity and how to access the services it provides.

There was also the opportunity for networking, and a variety of trade stands at the event, held on November 28.

For more information about the work of the FSB contact the development manager for Somerset and Wiltshire on 01722 416045 or go to


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