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How Exposed Are You to Threats?

Are you ready to respond to a major crisis?

At the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, we have a team of experts who work across all aspects of business resilience to help you identify and avoid incidents that could compromise the safety of your staff, customers or business activities.

One of the truly unique features of the SBRC is our embedded police team.

Comprising of serving officers with over 100 years of combined policing experience and a range of technical skills, we can draw on that experience to support, assist and advise the business community.

The team currently lead the following three portfolios:

  • Retail, Tourism and Finance
  • Construction, Manufacturing and Transport
  • Sport, Leisure and Education

SBRC can provide a full range of ‘‘blue light’’ inputs, advice and training designed to mitigate against the threat of crime and the disruption and loss that can follow it.

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We offer a range of business resilience services and training packages

Cyber essentials

Physical security

Protecting your buildings, property and people from unauthorised or criminal intrusion is vital to your business. Understanding your risk exposure and applying security effectively and proportionately will provide your business with optimum protection. Security that is too light may expose you to unnecessary risk, while too much security will be a waste of your financial resources.

Fire safety

Managing incidents, issues and risks

Various incidents can occur in any business environment, including floods, fires or theft. Criminality can significantly affect your business. Incident management for business is an awareness package created by SBRC to inform you about what to expect from the police in crime scene management and how you can help speed the process up and get back to normal operations.

Action Counters Terrorism

Aimed at all levels of your business, from frontline staff to senior management, our skilled team will deliver nationally regulated and accredited Counter Terror advice and guidance. In partnership with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and Police Scotland, SBRC provides ACT Awareness sessions for businesses.

ACT Awareness aims to raise awareness of current terrorism issues, give people the confidence to report suspicious activity to the police, share and gather information, build and maintain effective working relationships, seek ways to combat terrorism and crime and maintain public trust and confidence in the police and other authorities.


Protest Activity

People have the right to protest, but unfortunately, we occasionally see the disruption, damage and distress that this can cause to the business community. You may even have some experience of this first-hand.
We offer input aimed at making you aware of the current trends and methodology of some of the higher profile protest groups, how you as a business can engage with protestors to facilitate the lawful protest and what you can expect from the policing response to protestor activity

Our team will take you through some of the aims of protest groups and their likely targets and activities and help you mitigate against potential disruption to your business.


Insider threat

Insider threats can affect any business with employees. The process of taking on staff is essential for growth and capacity, but it’s also the point where business resilience and internal processes are most tested. Hiring the right people, implementing practical information security and having appropriate policies and procedures in place can all affect your exposure to this risk. This course is essential for anyone responsible for managing staff, Directors and HR personnel.

This course addresses the serious problems posed by insider threats and aims to help attendees cultivate an awareness of crucial workplace situations where risk may be heightened. The course provides a practical toolkit to address each situation, minimise risk and identify the hazards insider threat presents to a business of any size.


Lone working and personal safety

People working on their own, salespersons, site engineers, carers or those handling cash, can fall victim to crime.

Whether you or your staff are out and about visiting customers or sites in rural areas or responsible for banking, understanding the requirements of Personal Safety is vital to good business practice.

This input is designed to help you recognise the early signs of aggression and conflict and how to respond appropriately.


Anti money laundering

Money laundering, in its simplest form, is the process by which large amounts of illegally obtained money (from drug trafficking, terrorist activity or other serious crimes) is given the appearance of having originated from a legitimate source. Is your business related to finance, law, accountancy, insolvency, estate agency or casino operations? If the answer is yes, you will likely be subject to money laundering regulations. If you do fall into the regulated category, it is really important that you have an anti-money laundering policy that everyone in your business clearly understands. You must also understand individual responsibilities and reporting processes for suspicious transactions.

Cyber essentials

Human trafficking

The industry of trafficking people has become so sophisticated that it often goes unnoticed. Trafficking victims are often forced into prostitution, exploitative labour, the illegal drug trade, stealing or domestic slavery to pay back the debt traffickers claim they owe them for travel. Victims are trapped in this life with limited freedom or options.
They regularly have their identity documents removed and are often subjected to physical and mental abuse, torture and rape. Human Trafficking exists in communities across Scotland, and those involved in key industry sectors such as tourism can help to identify potential signs that trafficking is taking place.


Dealing with vulnerable customers

This course is designed for those in the finance sector. It emphasises the importance of looking after customers who may be more likely to be financially exploited by others. It draws upon current guidance from the Financial Conduct Authority and allows businesses to make sure they have processes that identify and help vulnerable customers.

Not only does this afford vulnerable customers additional protection, but it also improves the overall customer proposition offered by the organisation. This course was developed in consultation with Police Scotland and is designed to be delivered in a flexible manner, with appropriate inputs, videos and syndicate exercises.

Best Bar None

Best Bar None is a unique national award scheme aimed at raising standards and rewarding licensed premises who undertake positive management practices.

It was piloted in Glasgow in 2005 and found to improve standards in the night time economy, with premises now participating in 58 towns and cities across Scotland. Best Bar None recognises venues who are offering a quality experience focusing on safety and customer care.

The Purpose of the Best Bar None Scheme:

  • Reduce alcohol related crime and disorder
  • Promote social responsibility and duty of care
  • Reward excellence in the licensed on trade
  • Providing a structure to develop your venue and team through an annual assessment
  • Improves knowledge and skills of licensees and bar staff to help them responsibly manage their venue
  • Promotes Partnership working in your local community
  • Profile award ceremony both Locally and then Nationally
  • Sharing good practice and promoting innovation in the licensed trade
  • Highlights how operating more responsibly can improve the profitability of an individual business and attractiveness of an area

Find Out More

We also offer bespoke consultancy services in Financial Resilience, Cyber Security and Counter Terrorism.

For more information on all our business resilience services, contact us today.