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

Cardiff Against Business Crime (CABC) is commited to protecting Cardiff businesses by providing its members with the tools and intelligence to prevent, detect and reduce business crime.

Through our CityNet radio subscription and SentrySIS intelligence sharing software, we can connect you to an effective communications network and provide you with up-to-date information on current offenders and local crime trends.

In 2019, CABC was accredited by industry-body Secured by Design under the current standards for Business Crime Reduction Partnerships promoted by the Police Chief’s Council. CABC was joint first in Wales and fourth in the UK to receive this accreditation.


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 Licensees Forum our Shopping Centres, and others.

CABC’s strong partnerships form a network of businesses and agencies working together to reduce busines crime; making Cardiff a safer place for all.

By joining CABC, we can connect you to relevant partners through our CityNet radio system and SentrySIS intellgience sharing network.

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 multi-agency projects in Cardiff to reduce violence and alcohol misuse.

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

  • Chloe Smith

    Business Crime Reduction Officer

    Chloe is a Swansea University graduate with a MA in Applied Criminal Justice & Criminology and a BSc (Hons) in Criminology & Criminal Justice. She has written two research papers on street-based sex work in South Wales and is passionate about reducing crime.

    Chloe is also a self-proclaimed dog lover and gym enthusiast! Her love of Wales and its capital along with her background in criminology makes her the ideal person to support FOR Cardiff’s business crime reduction and safety initiatives.

  • The CABC Board

    Cardiff Against Business Crime has a Board of Management with commitments from varying sectors including the Cardiff Licensees Forum, the Hoteliers Association, St. David’s Shopping Centre, The Morgan Quarter, FOR Cardiff, City of Cardiff Council, Cardiff Bay Security Group, Central Square Security Group 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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