Looking after the quarter
Security & Resilience
Our Security and Resilience programme is designed to enhance the capacity of the Baker Street Quarter area and the businesses within it to resist, respond, react to and recover from a threat to business arising from a security-related incident.
Our Street Team monitor the area seven days a week and act as a deterrent to crime and antisocial behaviour. As an organisation, we gather intelligence and facilitate communications between our Street Team, security teams, the Police, Council and other services.
Our network facilitates swift communication between our Street Team and security teams at businesses across the Quarter, sharing real-time information on matters of concern to create an effective and invaluable network across the area and collating intelligence to inform the Police and Council.
We have a WhatsApp group linking up our operations and Street Team with security teams to share information and issue alerts across the area. If you would like to be added to this group, please do get in touch here.
Our weekly security briefing is distributed to security and facilities contacts, detailing forthcoming events and protests of note that may impact business operations across the area, as well as any relevant training coming up related to security and business continuity. If you would like to receive this mailout, please get in touch with us here.
The Safer Business Network for BakerStreetQ information sharing site, delivered in partnership with Safer Business Network Westminster, is designed to tackle local crime and anti-social behaviour through business collaboration. The service is free to our members and gives security staff access to intelligence from Police and other key agencies. Users can access a secure website to share and use security information uploaded by businesses in the area. If you would like a demo of the system or to find out more, please contact us.
Our annual Tabletop session gathers the area’s security and resilience staff to look at business continuity planning, sharing best practice and explore other potential incidents, such as cyber security vulnerabilities within the context of increased home working. Keep an eye on our training calendar or look out for details in our fortnightly newsletter.
Counter Terrorism Training
We host a number of training courses throughout the year to give your staff the knowledge and confidence to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and prevent a terrorist attack. Keep an eye on our training calendar or look out for details in our fortnightly newsletter.
West End Security Group
We play an active role in the West End Security Group (WESG), benefitting from up-to-date guidance and intelligence from the Police and sharing information and best practice with partners. The key priority of WESG is to make sure that all businesses in the West End are as prepared as they can be to tackle the threat of terrorism and are ready to deal with the consequences of a major disruptive event, whatever its origins. They have put together a practical toolkit that focuses on the key aspects that are necessary to ensure your business is ready for just about anything. This toolkit is available for our members here.