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12/12/2018Police Advice on how to protect your business from crime Protecting your business from crime is extremely important and should be part of the day to day running of any company.

12/12/2018Police Advice on Credit Card FraudThere have recently been several reports of stolen credit card details being used to purchase goods in-store. The offenders will distract staff after the amount has been entered into the card payment device and then key in the stolen card details rather than using the chip and PIN facility. If staff do not check the signature that is then requested, the offender is able to leave the premises with the fraudulently obtained goods. Please use the following advice to reduce the risk of fraud occurring.

12/12/2018BID Update - CrimeThe two previous news stories are two messages from the Police, for the information of businesses. One is about taking actions now, in order to reduce the likelihood of your business premises being burgled..

06/12/2018Come to Bury videoYou may have seen on social media over the past week that we have created a video to encourage people to visit Bury for all their pre-Christmas requirements. As you would expect we have targeted our messages to those who live within a reasonable travelling distance of Bury but however targeted this approach is there will be large numbers of people who fall into this category who we may have missed. What we would love you to be able to do is to share this link with your friends, family, staff and most importantly customers. We will do all we can, on your behalf, to spread the word about our lovely town but just think how much more we can all achieve, if you all shared this 90 second video with your customer databases and/or via your social media accounts. Thanks, in advance, of your support in promoting our town to potential customers for yourselves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXjATbhqgMM

Meet the Team

Mark has been in post since February 2011 having had completed a 32 year career with the Suffolk Constabulary. Mark served in Bury St Edmunds in all ranks between Inspector and Chief Superintendent and has lived in or near Bury for nearly 25 years. He knows the town well and is very proud to be representing the interest of town centre businesses.

E: mark.cordell@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

Jackie has previously worked for the Town Centre Management Company in Bury as well as in Stowmarket in a similar position. She returned to this role in January 2011. She has considerable experience in co-ordinating events and oversees the very successful Whitsun Fayre, Food & Drink Festival and the Christmas Lights Switch every year.

E: jackie.regan@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

Mike joined the team in May 2017 having previously worked for the BID for a short period in 2013. Mike served as a police officer for 31 years with the Norfolk Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police Service during which he gained extensive partnership and management experience in the public and private sectors. He also worked for the Home Office as part of the 2012 Olympics planning team for two years working closely with the business sector. Following this Mike worked in Bury St Edmunds in the private and public sectors including three years as an advisor for Suffolk Constabulary before returning to the BID. Mike has lived in Bury St Edmunds for the past six years, loves all that it has to offer and is passionate about supporting our businesses ensuring Bury St Edmunds remains a top destination. Mike is an amateur astronomer (chairman of the Athenaeum Astronomy Association) a keen cyclist, a sci-fi enthusiast and likes eating out.

E: mike.kirkham@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

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