On Thursday 10th September the Scottish Business Resilience Centre proudly hosted the first Scottish Pubwatch Summit at the prestigious National Galleries in Edinburgh. The event was kindly supported by Diageo and attracted delegates who had a keen interest in making the night time economy a safer environment for the people of Scotland.
After a welcome address by Mark Baird of Diageo delegates were treated to inputs by Stephen Baker of National Pubwatch, Group Manager Alan Smith of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Chief Inspector Derek Mateer and Inspector Stuart Cameron of Police Scotland.
During lunch delegates at the summit were able to visit our vast number of exhibitor stands which ranged from technology companies specifying in radio systems to training companies. The afternoon saw inputs from Jo graham for BII Scotland, Gayle Johnstone of Tennents Training Academy, Arlene Campbell of BBN Scotland and Paul Mackie of CameraWatch.
By the end of the day everyone who attended the Summit had a new understanding of how to establish and run a successful Pubwatch. The Summit also identified training needs in data protection and CCTV which the SBRC are currently addressing at the moment. We are also currently organising a working group where Pubwatch and BBN premises can come together and share good practice and start to work towards uniformity in Pubwatches throughout Scotland.
If you would like more information about Pubwatch please contact Matt.Ronan@sbrcentre.co.uk
Story and photographs courtesy of SBRC