Organised crime, cyber security, opportunities for young people and the multi-million pound police budget were on the agenda at West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s Business Summit. David Jamieson hosted the summit at Lloyd House in Birmingham. As well as the PCC, speakers included Assistant PCC Ashley Bertie, who discussed the Commission on Gangs and Violence; Superintendent Keith Fraser, who is the business lead for West Midlands Police; Anna-Maria McAuliffe from Wolverhampton Business Crime Reduction Partnership; Waheed Saleem from the Commissioner’s Strategic Policing and Crime Board; and PCC Chief Finance Officer Mark Kenyon.
More than 100 people from the business community attended the event. During the summit, David Jamieson addressed the audience about businesses supporting local young people by offering employment, training or apprenticeships.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: “This year’s summit was a great success, with a variety of topics covered. “I spoke about my work with young people and why their ambition and potential is so important to the future of our economy. We really want to see businesses reach out to support our youngsters – especially those at risk of offending - and offer mentoring, training and employment.
“Superintendent Keith Fraser also offered a fascinating speech about the links between business crime and organised crime, while Anna-Maria McAuliffe discussed the pioneering Wolverhampton Business Crime Reduction Partnership. “It was an interesting and inspiring event that provided a lot of essential information to the businesspeople of the West Midlands.”