Business Crime Reduction in Skipton just got better!

Through the forward thinking of Skipton Business Improvement District and the innovation of the National Business Crime Solution, we are very proud to announce the creation of NBCS Connect Skipton.

There has been a shift in the business crime reduction landscape over the past 2 years which was exacerbated by the pandemic, with businesses needing local efforts to reduce crime to be much more joined up than ever before. As we develop our response to local and national threats of behalf of our members, we seek to improve the coverage of our Connect network of BIDs, BCRPs, shopping centres and parks.

The latest addition to our growing Connect network is Skipton BID. Skipton, which is situated in the beautiful surroundings of North Yorkshire, is not the sleepy town that some may think. It is in fact a thriving area full of proud businesses which want to protect their economy and their people. Much like most busy local towns they suffer from crime and disorder and want to make sure they have the right things in place to target harden against criminals and offer the very best protection to business they can.

Skipton businesses will now have the support of NBCS at a local level through our Business Crime Liaison Officer and support team. Whether you are an independent business who is plagued by anti- social behaviour or a national retailer who is being targeted by the local prolific team of drug dependants, we will support you. We will feed your business with accurate and relevant intelligence and trends and support your local police and council with community orders aimed at reducing offending in the area.

NBCS Connect lead Sarah Bird said, “Extending the network into and around the Skipton area is a great move for NBCS and great news for businesses. Only by connecting the local dots across the UK will we make the impact our members need us to make. Geraldine brings a great deal to our network, and we are thrilled to welcome all levy payers to our NBCS family.”

Skipton BID joins a growing number of organisations and businesses who are willing to make changes to their business crime reduction strategies to ensure their investors are better protected against crime and risk.