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

    Email: ian@forcardiff.com

    Phone: 07555861761

    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.

  • Cliff Vanstone

    Business Crime Reduction Partnership - Chair

    Email: cliff.vanstone@johnlewis.co.uk

    Phone: 029 2053 6000

    Cliff is Head of John Lewis & Partners Cardiff, the largest department store in Wales and an employer of over 500 Partners in the centre of our City. Cliff was involved in the conception of the Cardiff BID working closely with the Council initially and then engaging with other key leaders to embrace a BID for our City.

    Being a Partner within the John Lewis Partnership for 29 years, Cliff started his career on the selling floor working through the ranks of management across various locations of the UK including London, Bristol and Kingston. Cliff’s extensive retail experience is invaluable to the BCRP in terms of addressing apathy amongst the sector, and engaging with businesses so they may benefit from the resources the BCRP provides.

  • 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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