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What is the SBRA?

The Scottish Business Resilience Award has been developed to guide, advise and support the Scottish business community in becoming more resilient and less likely to become victims of crime. 

The key to true resilience is to create a culture that promotes continuous improvement. Designed  by serving police officers seconded to the SBRC, the SBRA promotes this idea and aims to take you through the fundamentals of business resilience in a carefully structured setupUnderstanding all the various aspects of resilience for your company can be overwhelming. With that in mindwe have created a tiered learning journey for this award.  

There are 3 awards as part of the SBRA: Bronze, Silver, Gold. Each award covers 3 – 4 topics, comprised of educational presentations delivered by serving Police officers seconded to the SBRC, experienced personnel from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and members of the SBRC cyber team. These presentations take guidance from public authorities, the most up to date legal information, and use case studies to further enhance the learning experience, with added stories and real-life experience thrown in from all our presenters.  


Helping Businesses Become More Resilient

Bronze, Silver and Gold

The three core awards of the SBRA. These awards are designed to suit as many businesses as possible and are what we recommend if you have little or some experience with business resilience. You should work your way from Bronze through Gold. We will consult with you on the pace you should take to ensure you and your staff have enough time to integrate the content of the presentations as part of each award. Each award will take 2 hours of presentations.  

Our staff who attended the Bronze training for the Scottish Business Resilience Award found the session very useful and we look forward to progressing through both the Silver and Gold awards to further our knowledge on crime prevention and threat mitigation. 

By taking part in the programme, we hope it will provide reassurance for customers and staff alike by showing them we put resilience at the heart of our operations

Simon Garrow, Operations Manager, Radisson Blu Edinburgh

The feedback has been very positive, pitched at the right level and suitable for those that need a basic understanding as well as though who are responsible.  I think the honest answering really helped and that each presenter was very open and honest about their own service plus we loved the nuggets on lived experiences of those involved. It is rare that “trainers” have on the job experience. 

Janice Fisher, General Manager, Novotel Glasgow/ Ibis Glasgow City Centre

Topics covered


  • Crime prevention, trends and methods 
  • Personal safety and security awareness 
  • Conflict management and de-escalation 
  • Vulnerability in the workplace 


  • Fire Risk Mitigation, Legislative Compliance & Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals Reduction
  • Child Sexual Exploitation 
  • Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery 


  • Cyber crime 
  • Counter Terrorism,
    • ACT
    • Run, hide, tell  

Who should attend?

As part of each session, we recommend everyone from those working in junior positions right up to senior management should attend the sessions. We have designed them to be as short as possible, ensuring we do not take too much time out of your day, whilst at the same time not cramming topics and overwhelming you.  

To ensure full organisational resilience, every employee must be on the same page. We cannot predict when or where an issue will arise, but we can do our best to ensure you know how to react.  

All sessions are available to be presented in person, virtually, or with pre-recorded videos, however we do not recommend the last option as it prevents the discussion and Q&A sections.  


Our objectives 

By the end of each presentation, you will have the fundamentals of the topic covered off. You will be able to leave the presentations confident in your ability to understand how situations arise and what you can do to prevent or resolve them. Your staff will be more comfortable in their roles with their increased knowledge and insight on various work scenarios, and how to mitigate the risk.  

When businesses become the victims of crime it can cause disruption, financial loss, reputational damage and the fear of crime – undertaking the SBRA will help you and your staff recognise the signs of criminality and reduce the chances of it happening to you. 

SBRC’s aim is to make Scotland a safer place to do business, and through the knowledge sharing opportunity the SBRA brings we will be able to achieve this goal.  




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