BACIL chooses Disc
Business Against Crime in Leeds (BACIL) – one of the UK’s longest-established, and largest, Business Crime Reduction Partnerships – has adopted Disc as its information-sharing platform Disc.
Businesses Against Crime in Leeds – or BACIL – supports over 420 Members across Leeds City Centre from both the day-time and night-time economies. It also works in partnership with Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Police, Safer Leeds and other bodies across the city to actively reduce crime.
Says BACIL manager Sean Walker: “We know Disc has always been a great system, but we have been especially impressed with the way it has evolved over the years.”
BACIL had previously used the SentrySiS database and reporting system.
According to Sean: “We can see the benefits of Disc in the way it enables current awareness information to be shared, maximising engagement with members. But we also like the way it really helps with compliance with GDPR. And as Disc has spread around the country, it provides us with everything we need to support BACIL and its members here in Leeds.
“It can also link us into other organisations using Disc not only in West Yorkshire but more widely too. So, for example, as a member of National Business Crime Solution, which is another Disc user, we can now receive their Alerts direct into our Disc system and pass them to our Members even quicker”.
Sean also added “The one thing that has impressed not only me, but my Team and all of our Users, is how much easier Disc is to access and use. It delivers exactly what we need at a very competitive price – but most importantly, the assistance and support from the Disc Team has been second to none!”
Says Disc’s MD Steve Lang: “We’re absolutely delighted that BACIL has decided to move to Disc. It’s always been considered one of the country’s leading BCRPs and it’s an important feather in our cap to count it among our customers”.
BACIL is the fourth Disc implementation in the West Yorkshire policing area, joining Wakefield and Huddersfield BIDs and, in the heart of the city, the Leeds Victoria shopping centre.