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SSR Personnel Charity Golf Day in aid of PTSD Resolution: 22.9.14

Stapleford Abbotts Golf and Country Club is the venue for SSR Personnel’s upcoming Charity Golf Day in aid of PTSD Resolution, which takes place on Monday 22 September 2014.

PTSD Resolution is a charity (No 1133188) that offers counselling with a 78% success rate to UK Armed Forces’ TA and Regular Reserves and dependants in order to relieve mental health problems resulting from military service and ease reintegration into a normal work and family life.

The PTSD Resolution national outreach programme has over 200 counsellors. It is private, confidential, local and one-to-one. No referral is needed, thus reducing any sense of stigma. Counselling is brief and effective – an average of five one-hour sessions.

PTSD Resolution also offers employers trauma awareness training to support the successful integration of veterans and reservists in the workplace. The half-day modular courses enable line managers and HR staff to recognise potential symptoms of trauma and identify a clear route to resolving any workplace difficulties.

Details of the course at Stapleford Abbotts

The golf complex at Stapleford Abbotts in Essex consists of 45 holes. The main course is the Abbotts (a par 72, 6,501-yard Championship Golf Course designed in 1989 to exacting USGA specifications by distinguished golf course architect Howard Swan.

Stapleford Abbotts Golf and Country Club

Stapleford Abbotts Golf and Country Club

The Abbotts course has eleven separate water features, all of which certainly come into play and can be assured to capture those stray shots!

The Abbotts course is a renowned test for any low handicap golfer. For further information visit: http://www.staplefordabbottsgolf.co.uk

Logistics for the Competition Day

The day will begin from 9.00 am with registration, bacon rolls and a choice of tea or coffee. Warm-up/practice facilities are available before the first tee time of 10.34 am.

The competition will be an individual full handicap, stableford competition over 18 holes to decide the prizes. Maximum handicap: Men – 24, Women – 28.

There will be a nearest the pin and longest drive prize on selected holes.

Once your round is complete, you will be able to enjoy a two-course dinner with prize giving and raffle to follow.

Cost to enter the competition is £60 per individual player with a concession for four-balls booked at £220.

If you would like to be part of this great event contact John Oliver at SSR Personnel, 5 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6DN. e-mail: joliver@ssr-personnel.com or telephone 020 8626 3100

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Facewatch and Littoralis working to develop integrated business crime service

Facewatch and Littoralis are pleased to announce that they are working together to develop an integrated business crime service designed to enhance their ability to support the police, partnerships and businesses in the reduction and prevention of crime.

This will be effected by an integration between DISC (Database and Intranet for Safer Communities, which is Littoralis’ secure online platform for information sharing between local community groups such as Business Crime Reduction Partnerships and Business Improvement Districts) and Facewatch’s leading secure Digital Crime Reporting and CCTV analytics system.

Simon Gordon, Chairman of Facewatch, said: “We are delighted to have reached this understanding. DISC has proven itself as the leading online platform for crime reduction partnerships and we believe that it will be significantly enhanced by integration with Facewatch’s Digital Crime Reporting System. Together, we can improve our support to the police in managing low-level crime and, more importantly, help businesses and communities in the prevention of crime.”

Facewatch and Littoralis are working together to develop an integrated business crime service

Facewatch and Littoralis are working together to develop an integrated business crime service

Charlie Newman, CEO of Littoralis, explained: “Facewatch has proven itself to be the leading innovator in the use of CCTV for evidential purposes and has built a tremendous Crime Reporting System. We believe that providing access to this capability through our network of DISC users will enhance their ability to serve communities in reducing low-level crime and anti-social behaviour.”

The Facewatch/DISC service is scheduled to be generally available from June 2014. Products from both companies will continue to be available independently, but Facewatch and Littoralis will work together in defining and promoting the enhanced benefits of deploying the integrated solution.

About Facewatch and Littoralis

Facewatch is the UK’s leading secure online crime reporting platform that enables businesses, public sector bodies and the police to tackle low-level crime by sharing images for the prevention of crime and by submitting CCTV evidence and witness statements to the police to help solve crimes.

Simon Gordon: chairman of Facewatch

Simon Gordon: chairman of Facewatch

The system now contains over 18,000 images and 7,800 business premises and was started in March 2010.

For more information on Facewatch visit: http://www.facewatch.co.uk, e-mail: info@facewatch.co.uk or call 020 7930 3225

Littoralis launched its secure information-sharing system for crime reduction in 2010. DISC (Database and Intranet for Safer Communities) helps the administrators of crime reduction partnerships to manage their partnerships efficiently, effectively and in compliance with Best Practice and the Data Protection Act 1998, in turn building member engagement and participation while also improving community safety.

Today, DISC accounts for around 100 implementations throughout the UK with Business Crime Reduction Partnerships, Business Improvement Districts, Community Safety Partnerships and other organisations.

For more detail on Littoralis and DISC visit: http://www.littoralis.com or telephone 01273 900468

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Showsec wins security contract with Leicester City Council

Showsec has been handed an exciting new opportunity to expand its East Midlands operation after securing a contract with Leicester City Council.

The new agreement means that the multiple award-winning crowd management and security specialists will now provide its services at many events in the city where the company’s Head Office is based.

This latest development comes as a further boost after the company recently announced similar contracts with local authorities in the two other East Midlands cities, namely Nottingham and Derby.

The Festivals and Events Team at Leicester City Council stage a wide range of culturally diverse events throughout the year, most notably the Diwali celebrations in October, the Riverside Festival in June and the Bonfire Night Celebration which take place in early November.

Diwali celebrations take place in October

Diwali celebrations take place in October

Significant agreement for Showsec

“This is a particularly significant agreement for Showsec because Leicester is our home city,” explained Joe Milner, Showsec’s area manager for the East Midlands.

“It’s important for us to have a close association with the city and its people because of the part they have both played in our success story over many years. We have contributed to the local economy and provided career opportunities for many local people to play key roles in our development. We’re delighted that we now have the opportunity to work with the city on this basis in the foreseeable future.”

Milner continued: “The City Council operates such a diverse range of events throughout the year, so we know that it is going to be an extremely busy, but exciting time ahead. This agreement was made possible because we were awarded a position on the ESPO National Framework 209 Event and Festival Equipment Services in the Security Sector.”

ESPO is one of the United Kingdom’s largest public sector professional buying organisations. “This put us in a strong position to expand our operation across the region,” emphasised Milner, “which we have put so much emphasis upon in the early part of 2014.”

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