I have been a member of the DIY and Building Trade Forum for the last 6 years and I have held a chair position on the forum for the past 21 months. The membership of the forum has provided Ridgeons with the opportunity to network and collaborate with like-minded businesses to share information and ideas and to promote a loss prevention culture within our businesses.

The facilitation of the forums that is offered by Louise and John at ORIS is very well managed and provides a link with the other forums to share ideas across a wider demographic as well as providing leverage to lobby on issues affecting LP professionals.

The annual Cross Forum events are really well run with good quality speakers and great content, with valuable round table discussions about a wide range of subjects. The forums are well worth the time invested and annual membership costs.


Martyn KenworthyGroup Loss Prevention Manager - Ridgeons Ltd

John Lewis sits on four category Forums namely, Fashion, Speciality, Logistics & Supply Chain and Online & Mail Order. Most of the biggest and well known high street traders are represented and there is a wealth of experience and knowledge at each Forum to draw on. Collaboration, cooperation, networking and sharing of information are the key benefits we have gained from attendance. Most importantly they are action focussed, and we collaborate to protect ourselves from organised crime and criminals that target our businesses.

John Lewis

Mike GleesonDevelopment & Operations Manager – Central Business Protection, John Lewis

ORIS Forums Risk Summit, 2015

Event Feedback...

The 2015 cross-forum risk summit was an excellent event with engaging speakers and a relaxed atmosphere to network with some of the leading practitioners in our industry.Tellermate

Nick van NoordenTellermate

A very well organised and engaging event with a maximum opportunity to network provided.


Neil TonkinHobbycraft

Very welcoming and great experience for anyone who has never been. Covered many subjects and learnt a lot.


Sherie WilkinsNext

Brilliant event with lots of action points and challenges on perspective!

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Lee AblettPizza Hut

Really good event for networking.

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Debbie PriceTheo Paphitis Retail Group

It was great to hear from other forum members outside of the one that we attend and interesting to learn that regardless of division or trade, we all face similar problems.


Marc PilcherSainsburys

Excellent networking event, sharing best practice and sharing joined up thinking. Facilitating businesses to join together is not only reducing their losses, but also future-proofing retail businesses and customer experience.


Darren SurgeyBoots

An excellent event, first class and associated speakers, good networking opportunity and excellent venue.

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Stuart DunwoodieHowdens Joinery

As always, the event provided a lively and enjoyable forum for discussion and debate.

Theo Paphitis

Ray WinterTheo Paphitis Retail Group