Security and loss prevention solutions and personnel provider The Cardinal Group is celebrating multiple award wins at the 2014 Retail Fraud Awards as its Ministry of Ideas, ORIS Media and not-for-profit initiatives ORIS Forums and the National Business Crime Solution businesses were recognised for delivering exceptional service across the fraud and loss prevention sectors.
First to be recognised and highly commended by the judges in the Best Newcomer – Technology Solution category was the Ministry of Ideas. This provides businesses with innovative, data-driven solutions that enable them to make accurate operational decisions based on historical, real-time and predictive data.
Using cutting-edge technologies to make sense out of data, the Ministry of Ideas assists in converting that data into meaningful and actionable information in real time, subsequently helping businesses to run more effectively and profitably.
The honour was awarded to the business for its ProInform software – a mobile optimised reporting platform that provides intuitive, graphical reporting and dashboard functionality. The software delivers real-time reporting, data aggregation and alerts based on information captured through a number of sources and delivered to loss prevention or retail professionals via a handheld tablet.
Double triumph for ORIS Media
Picking up not one but two awards on the night, The Cardinal Group’s ORIS Media scooped the Best Overall Product and Most Innovative Cross-Functionality Product – People and Process awards for its recently launched Loss Prevention Europe magazine.
A European version of the highly successful US publication distributed by the same name, the magazine was launched in December last year and has already attracted thousands of subscribers from across Europe.
Also highly commended in the Best Collaborative Solution category was ORIS Forums, a not-for-profit organisation that has been facilitating forums for the retail industry since 2006. The organisation currently represents more than 100 brands encompassing over 35,000 stores responsible for in excess of £200 billion worth of sales.
The ORIS Forums are designed to provide a non-competitive arena for honest and open collaboration, helping retailers to tackle common issues and identify effective and sustainable solutions. A wide range of cross-forum conferences are offered alongside events, analysts’ days and relevant industry research. More than 11 forums are available spanning a wide range of sectors.
Taking top spot in the Best Collaborative Solution category (and the final Cardinal Group business to enjoy the spotlight) was the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS). The NBCS is a not-for-profit initiative providing businesses with an opportunity to join a collaborative partnership that spans the public sector, private sector and law enforcement agencies.
It’s supported by the Association of Chief Police Officers and realises a central repository where business crime data is submitted, shared and analysed in order to determine key threats, linked crime series and national targets that can be investigated.
Hard work and dedication to the cause
Speaking about the award wins, Jason Trigg (CEO of The Cardinal Group) explained: “We’re delighted that these initiatives have been recognised at this year’s Retail Fraud Awards. Congratulations to the team members who have shown such hard work, dedication and passion around these initiatives. It’s great to see their efforts being recognised by the industry. We couldn’t be happier.”
*The Fraud Awards (which took place in Leicester and attracted over 400 guests representing more than 80 per cent of the UK’s Top 250 retailers) were established to showcase and celebrate the very best in retail fraud and loss prevention, people, processes, strategy and technology