Business Crime Group, 9 April 2021

Our next Business Crime Group will be held online on Friday 9 April 2021 from 10:00-11am.

Safer Business Network Training Manager Phillipe Chiarella will deliver a presentation on the top tips for reopening safely after lockdown. Phillipe has vast experience creating and delivering training packages to all types of business as well as working closely with organisations such as Police Licensing and the Greater London Authority. This will be a whistle-stop tour of what you need to know to keep your staff and customers safe over the reopening period. The presentation will include advice on crime prevention, Covid-19 safety measures and conflict management.

The City Council and the Police will report back on some successful operations as regards to rough sleeping encampments and illegal gatherings. They will also have advice on distraction theft and table surfing and how businesses can support the Police to tackle this persistent issue.

Our colleagues from our local Business Crime Reduction Partnership Safer West End will join us to talk about common concerns businesses have raised across the West End.

As always there will be an opportunity for you to raise any particular crime concerns you have with the Police.

To register your interest, please email

Marble Arch Street Team Xmas Hours

Marble Arch London BID launched its Business Crime Group meetings in 2018 in response to pubs, restaurants and shops requests for tools to deal with certain types of antisocial behaviour, such as begging and harassing customers. Each meeting focuses on a different, relevant topic usually chosen by and relevant to our local businesses.

Any business in the Marble Arch BID can join our Business Crime Group, which meets on a quarterly basis to receive up-to-date tips, tools and advice from the Metropolitan Police, Safer West End and Westminster City Council’s Integrated Street Engagement Unit.

We have created some downloads that might help businesses in terms of securing your shop, locking down your premises and security advice for schools – featured on our downloads page of the website.