Brighton BCRP hits major milestone

Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) welcomes its 500th member, Sainsbury’s Preston Road, making it the largest BCRP in the UK by membership.

Established in 1999 the multi-award winning Brighton BCRP has gone from strength to strength and has helped hundreds of businesses around the city to increase their profitability by reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in or near their premises.

Members range from large multiple retailers to small independent traders and the vast array of pubs, clubs and restaurants for which Brighton is renowned.

The scheme works to create a safe environment for businesses and their customers through an effective partnership with Sussex Police and the local authority.

Lisa Perretta, BCRP Manager said:”This is a fantastic milestone for the BCRP which demonstrates excellent partnership working not just in the city centre, but also with businesses on the outskirts of the town.  We are committed to assisting the business community across Brighton & Hove to reduce crime and the fear of crime.”

Andy Crowhurst, Zone Operations Manager - Sainsbury's South said: “The BCRP are working tirelessly to make Brighton & Hove a safer place to live, work and shop.  Sainsbury’s and Mitie are proud to be members and even more so to know that Sainsbury’s became the 500th Member.  It is a fantastic achievement and shows just how well the BCRP works in the city.”