About us

CABC is dedicated to protecting business premises in Cardiff and making the city a safer place for customers, clients and employees.

About us

We provide our members with effective tools for communication and a voice to speak up in the fight against business crime. With members ranging from large multiples such as Marks & Spencer to the independent traders and local pubs such as The Philharmonic. CABC brings together businesses from the city centre and the Bay, covering the evening and night time economy, retail and office space and major tourist destinations.

Our Partnerships are joint initiatives that offer members the chance to help to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour which affects them, their customers and the communities they operate in.

FOR Businesses

CABC is hosted by FOR Cardiff, Cardiff’s business improvement district (BID) in partnership with South Wales Police, British Transport Police, Cardiff Council, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff Third Sector Council, Cardiff Licensees Forum, our Shopping Centres, and others. For just £7.48 a week, you can be part of our effective communication network, connecting businesses together and supporting you with the tools and intelligence to help you prevent and detect crime which often has a significant negative impact on the profitability of your business.

Through CABC's DISC system we will help you to reduce crime by keeping you informed of current crime prevention information, local crime trends and images and intelligence on prolific individuals.

Meet the team

  • Ian Tumelty

    Crime Reduction Manager - Project Leader

    After thirty years working in Cardiff with South Wales Police where he attained the rank of Inspector, Ian worked with the Home Office’s ‘Ending Gangs and Serious Youth Violence’ programme as independent advisor and as a member of its Peer Review Team.

    During his police career he had leading roles within the ground-breaking Targeting Alcohol Related Street Crime (TASC) and ‘Lions Breath’ multi-agency projects in Cardiff to reduce violence and alcohol misuse.

    He has presented nationally and internationally on alcohol related violence reduction and on the benefits of sharing assault related A&E data with Community Safety Partnerships.

    Between October 2008 and April 2011, Ian was seconded to the Home Office Violent Crime Unit and was the thematic lead on A&E data sharing within the Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP).

    In this role he provided advice to local areas and national policy leads across Government departments on A&E data sharing and contributed to a substantial increase in the number of Hospitals and Partnerships using this data effectively.

    As a project delivery specialist Ian was recruited by LOCOG to manage the City operations and partnership negotiations for the successful delivery of the football events in Cardiff as part of the London 2012 Olympics.

    Ian has two years’ experience as Business Crime Reduction Manager and is the current Chair of the Wales Against Business Crime Group and Wales representative on the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships.

    He is delighted to have joined Cardiff Against Business Crime and looks forward to supporting CABC members and ‘CityNet’ radio subscribers and working with our partners to help make Cardiff a safe place to live, work, trade and visit.

  • Jordan Tucker

    Deputy Data Controller

    Jordan is from Cardiff and studied in his earlier years at Cardiff & Vale College and then went onto to his pursue BSc in Risk Management, Security Operations and Investigation at The University of South Wales. Jordan’s career to date is an impressive array of Customer Advisor and leadership roles in retail as well as SIA Security.

  • Paul Hurley

    Chairman of the Board

    Mr.Paul Hurley QPM has been appointed as the new Independent Chair for Cardiff Against Business Crime.

    Paul has a career that spans 33 years of Policing. He retired in April 2018 as a Detective Chief Superintendent and was the Head of Crime for South Wales Police. He was responsible for managing Major Crime, Organised Crime, Intelligence and Public Protection and was awarded the Queens Police Medal in the Queens Birthdays Honours list in June 2018. He is the founder and Managing Director of Tier Consultants based in Cardiff.

    Paul is delighted to be appointed as the Independent Chair and looks forward to sharing his experience and developing initiatives with Police colleagues and the business community in Cardiff, promoting business relationships, partnership engagement and reducing crime. 

  • The CABC Board

    This new partnership has a Board of Management with commitments from varying sectors and these include Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, The Licensees Forum, Hoteliers Association, St. David’s Shopping Centre, The Morgan Quarter, FOR Cardiff, City of Cardiff Council, and Capitol Shopping . A commitment has also been secured from South Wales Police and British Transport Police.

    The Board of Management will ensure that business crime related issues are dealt with both proactively and reactively, ensuring the city remains safe and that new business crime initiatives are set up for the benefit of businesses, their employees and the public.

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