Businesses are at the heart of our communities and Tim is committed to ensuring good relationships between local businesses and the police.

Tim meets regularly with business representatives such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, National Farmers Union, Country Land and Business Association, Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association and the Road Haulage Association to discuss issues that affect the local economy.

Business news update

The Constabulary regularly produce a newsletter aimed at members of the business community, designed to keep you informed about business crime, crime prevention advice and news stories.

You can read the latest newsletter here.


The Little Book of Big Scams

book of scams

The Little Book of Big scams offers fraud prevention advice to safeguard your business against fraudulent acts whilst complying with the law and relevant regulations.
This advice is for small and medium enterprises but it is as relevant to larger organisations.

An electronic version of the Metropolitan Police booklet is available here.


Crime prevention advice for businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses hosted a Protect Your Self roadshow for local businesses to learn more about how to protect themselves and their businesses from fraud.

Tony Blake, Senior Fraud Prevention Officer from the City of London Police Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit gave simple, practice advice on how to identify the traps that some businesses fall into.

The event, chaired by Chris Soule, is available to view here.