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21/03/2017 10:56
Free advice to help local businesses make the most of security budgets

Helping local businesses make the most of their security investment is the key focus of the forthcoming North West Security Procurement Conference, taking place in central Liverpool on Wednesday 3rd May.

Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), this half-day event is free to attend and gives delegates the chance to hear from a range of expert speakers on ways in which taking a value-based approach to procurement can help to generate a maximum return on security investment.

“Often, security is purchased on the basis of initial purchase price alone, which can leave buyers with an inferior solution that is not fit for purpose and does not solve their problems,” says James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA. “But it’s important to remember that choosing the cheapest solution can often mean compromising on materials or functionality. Taking into account the ‘whole life cost’ of a security solution can vastly improve the return on investment by focusing on quality and considering the implications of cutting corners, for example, on servicing and warranties.”

Speakers at the event include Pauline Norstrom, Managing Director of NetVu Ltd, and Simon Adcock, Chief Executive Officer of ATEC Fire and Security Ltd, with presentations covering the latest advice in making smart buying decisions when it comes to procuring both electronic security systems and traditional security guarding.

A range of exhibitors will also be on hand to demonstrate the very latest in security solutions, and the event is kindly sponsored by ATEC Fire & Security Ltd and Securitas, and supported by Merseyside Police.

Last year’s event attracted around 150 delegates from businesses across the North West, including attendees from a range of business sectors including The Co-Operative Group, Arriva, University of Manchester, William Hill, Saint Gobain and six different police forces.

Those who wish to register as delegates can do so via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RMJG8MZ

A limited number of exhibition spaces are also available at the event, enabling security manufacturers and installers to showcase the latest available products and services to around 150 delegates from businesses across the North West, for whom admission will be free of charge. Last year’s event welcomed attendees from a range of business sectors including The Co-Operative Group, Arriva, University of Manchester, William Hill, Saint Gobain and six different police forces.

Exhibitors will benefit from the following:

  • 1 table with electrical connection
  • Refreshments / lunch (for 2)
  • Company logo on the programme for the day
  • Inclusion in pre and post event promotion, including press releases, email marketing and social media activity
  • A copy of all delegates’ contact details, sent post-event

The cost of an exhibition space is £595 + VAT for BSIA members (£695 + VAT for non-members), and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties can reserve exhibition space by completing an online booking form, accessible at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TCRDR8F