Cardinal celebrated five award wins at the 2014 Retail Fraud Awards as its Ministry of Ideas, ORIS Media and not for profit initiatives ORIS Forums and NationalBusiness Crime Solution businesses were recognised for delivering exceptional service across the fraud and loss prevention (LP) industries.

 First to be recognised and highly commended by the judges in the ‘Best Newcomer – Technology Solution’ category was Ministry of Ideas. It provides businesses with innovative, data driven solutions that enable them to make accurate operational decisions based on historical, real-time and predictive data. As leaders in using cutting-edge technologies to make sense out of data, the Ministry of Ideas helps to convert data into meaningful and actionable information in real time helping businesses to run more effectively and profitably.

Picking up not one but two awards on the night, ORIS Media also scooped the ‘Best Overall Product’ and ‘Most Innovative Cross-Functionality Product – People and Process’ awards for its recently launched Loss Prevention Europe magazine.

Also highly commended in the ‘Best Collaborative Solution’ category was ORIS Forums, a not-for-profit organisation that has been facilitating forums for the retail industry since 2006. The organisation currently represents over 100 brands, with over 35,000 stores in excess of £200 billion in sales. The Forums are designed to provide a non-competitive arena for honest and open collaboration, helping retailers to tackle common issues and identify effective and sustainable solutions. It offers a wide range of cross-forum conferences; events, analysts’ days and relevant industry research with more than 11 forums available spanning a wide range of sectors.

Taking the top spot in the ‘Best Collaborative Solution’ category and the final Cardinal business to take the spotlight was the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS). The NBCS is a not-for-profit initiative which provides businesses with an opportunity to join a collaborative partnership that spans the public sector, private sector and law enforcement agencies. It is supported by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and provides a central repository where business crime data is submitted, shared and analysed to determine key threats, linked crime series and national

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