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BID’s Safety Partnership wins National approval

Liverpool’s Business Crime Reduction Partnership has been awarded a National Standards Accreditation. Designed to make city centres safer for businesses and employees, there are over 250 Business Crime Reduction Partnerships in the UK. The national standards accreditation provides a benchmark to their achievement and success.

Liverpool’s Business Crime Reduction Partnership has been awarded a National Standards Accreditation and has been described as an “outstanding example” of how partners can work together to make cities safer. 

Designed to make city centres safer for businesses and employees, there are over 250 Business Crime Reduction Partnerships in the UK. In Liverpool, the BID Safety Partnership sees Liverpool BID Company working alongside Merseyside Police, Liverpool Nightlife CIC and Liverpool City Council to help keep the city safe. 

The national standards accreditation provides a benchmark of achievement and success, helping to give reassurance to businesses, police and other stakeholders and importantly those visiting the City Centre, that the partnership is working and provides good value for money. 

In Liverpool, the BID Safety Partnership includes: two full-time Merseyside Police officers who provide BID Levy Payers with a direct response to non-emergency enquiries about safety, anti-social behaviour and security issues seven days a week; The DISC Intelligence Sharing Platform which allows intelligence sharing across businesses in the city centre for both daytime and night-time economy businesses; Intelligence Sharing Briefings, which discuss safety issues across the BID; A City Watch officer funded by the BID to monitor the Radio Link network on Thursdays during retail hours and Friday and Saturday evenings/nights and The BID Radio Link Network, which has over 180 active digital radios operated by businesses themselves to provide reassurance and intelligence sharing, operating 24 hours a day. 

Maxine Fraser, Managing Director of Retailers Against Crime CIC said:

“Congratulations to Liverpool BID who have achieved the national standard for BCRP accreditation. They are an outstanding example of working in partnership and engaging with their businesses daily going above and beyond what is expected, in particular through their exemplary working relationship with Merseyside Police. They are an excellent partnership leading the way on innovation and best practice.”

Shaun Holland, Director of Operations at Liverpool BID Company, said:

“Liverpool is an extremely safe city and this is recognised through our work in Partnership with the statutory and voluntary sectors and is recognised by over twenty years of continuous accreditation with Purple Flag status.”

“Our success, in being recognised and accredited Nationally through the BCRP and commented on as outstanding in our Partnership work has and continues to demonstrate our commitment as a BID Company.”

“That feeling of safety and reassurance does not happen by accident, it takes lots of hard work and commitment by all of the Partners to collaborate. I am delighted that we have been awarded this accreditation and recognised for all our hard work and in leadfing on some of this work.”

“The work does not stop here. We will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible to make Liverpool City Centre the safest and secure it can be.” 

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