Earlier this week, on Wednesday 24 March, Shred Easy were once again proud to sponsor, and exhibit at, the British Security Industry Association’s annual Security event in Manchester City Centre.
Now in its 15th year, the seminar and exhibition is a must for all Manchester and North West businesses.The theme of this year’s programme was “Security – Whatever the Challenge” and was opened by Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan of Greater Manchester Police.
During his opening speech, Assistant Chief Constable Shewan reminded delegates and exhibitors of the increased security threats that businesses of all types are currently facing; from online and viral threats and confidential information security management, through to terrorism and even the adverse weather conditions we experienced earlier this year.
The opening session also saw the annual Security Team award presented to the security team at Manchester’s Midlands Hotel – also a Shred Easy customer.
During the course of the day, delegates attended attended seminars delivered by Inspector Sarah Walwork and Inspector John Ormerod of Greater Manchester Police who both talked about two security operation initiatives currently in place; Operation Storm and Operation Synergy.
This was followed by John Kendall of the Bank of England who updated the audience of the work and initiatives introduced by the Bank’s Notes Education division.
Finally, the last seminar of the day was from Steve Hollins of Reliance Security Limited.
Due to the nature of the theme; Security – Whatever the Challenge, the exhibition programme attracted a wide range of security companies offering expert advice and guidance.
As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of confidential shredding services, we were invited to attend the prestigious event.
It was a great day which provided us with the perfect opportunity to meet some of our existing customers. And with information security at the top of all businesses’ agendas, we were able to dispense valuable advice to potential new customers.