B to B Links Ltd https://btoblinks.net Innovative Security Solutions Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:37:47 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Join B2B at Retail Risk London 2017 https://btoblinks.net/retail-risk-london-2017/ Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:28:16 +0000 http://btoblinks.net/?p=602 National retail security providers B to B Links Ltd will be presenting their latest range of EAS, RFID, Smart Changing Room, Footfall Counting, CCTV and Product Protection systems at the Retail Risk Conference at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith on Thursday 23rd March. As Badge & Registration sponsor the B2B team will give you […]

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National retail security providers B to B Links Ltd will be presenting their latest range of EAS, RFID, Smart Changing Room, Footfall Counting, CCTV and Product Protection systems at the Retail Risk Conference at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith on Thursday 23rd March.

As Badge & Registration sponsor the B2B team will give you a warm welcome on arrival.  We would also like to extend a personal invitation to visit our stand and join other forward thinking retailers who’ve chosen B2B for their retail security needs.

The Retail Risk conference series is attended by more retail risk and loss prevention professionals around the world than any other.

B to B Links Ltd are Members of the PHSC plc Group [www.phscplc.co.uk]

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B2B Shortlisted for Retail Fraud Award https://btoblinks.net/b2b-shortlisted-for-retail-fraud-award/ Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:16:02 +0000 http://btoblinks.net/?p=343 B to B Links is delighted to announce that Rapidtag Pencil, part of B2B’s exclusive Rapidtag range, has been shortlisted in the Most Innovative In-Store Product category at the 2015 Retail Fraud Awards. Taking place in Leicester on 8th October, The Fraud Awards will showcase and celebrate the very best in retail fraud and loss […]

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B to B Links is delighted to announce that Rapidtag Pencil, part of B2B’s exclusive Rapidtag FraudAwards2015_shortlistedrange, has been shortlisted in the Most Innovative In-Store Product category at the 2015 Retail Fraud Awards.

Taking place in Leicester on 8th October, The Fraud Awards will showcase and celebrate the very best in retail fraud and loss prevention, people, processes, strategy and technology.

Rapidtag Pencil is a faster and significantly more secure alternative to the traditional EAS tag and pin.

Available in RF, AM and EM technologies, the superlock tag and pin form part of the same, spring-loaded unit.

Rapidtag Pencil black and whiteThe tag, which is similar in size to a traditional pencil tag, has been carefully designed to make it much more difficult for shoplifters to cut or release the pin.

Key benefits for retailers are:

  • Quick application – trials with leading national retailers have shown that Rapidtag Pencil is at least 35% faster to apply than a traditional tag and pin
  • No more need to sort tags from pins
  • More secure – in trials, no defeated tags have been found
  • Better health & safety – fewer defeated tags and a different design mean that there is a much reduced risk of loose pins either in garments or on the shop floor
  • Reduced pin damage for lingerie as Rapidtag Pencil can be fixed securely over bra straps etc.
  • Available in XL size and in a design suitable for leather satchels (fits over straps)
  • Fast removal at the till via the spring-loaded mechanism.

“We’re delighted that the judges at this year’s Fraud Awards have recognised the role that Rapidtag Pencil can play in reducing shrink as well as reducing operational costs,” commented Colin Warnock, B2B’s Managing Director.  “With customer theft continuing to increase, staying one step ahead of shoplifters is critically important. Rapidtag Pencil is just one of a range of tags we offer featuring higher security and faster application.”

Other tags in the Rapidtag range include:

  • Rapidtag Optical – for glasses and sunglasses
  • Rapidtag Padlock – for bags, jackets, shoes and leather goods
  • Rapidtag Bottle – for wine, spirits and other bottled goods
  • Rapidtag Clam – for all apparel

For more information about B2B’s Rapidtag range please click here, email orders@btoblinks.net or telephone 0118 932 8088.

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B2B and Pelco celebrate partnership at IFSEC https://btoblinks.net/b2b-and-pelco-celebrate-partnership-at-ifsec/ Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:38:32 +0000 http://dev.btoblinks.net/?p=97 Retail security specialists B to B Links Ltd (B2B) and Pelco by Schneider Electric celebrated their partnership at the IFSEC International 2015 at ExCeL in London. B2B, which provides CCTV, security tagging and product protection solutions to the retail sector, has worked closely with Pelco to integrate its products, including Spectra PTZ cameras, Sarix IP […]

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Retail security specialists B to B Links Ltd (B2B) and Pelco by Schneider Electric celebrated their partnership at the IFSEC International 2015 at ExCeL in London.

B2B, which provides CCTV, security tagging and product protection solutions to the retail sector, has worked closely with Pelco to integrate its products, including Spectra PTZ cameras, Sarix IP cameras, DX Series Hybrid Video Recorders and CM6700 and CM9700 Series Matrix Systems, in over 150 retail installations across the UK and Ireland over the last three years.

Pelco Award 2015

Left to Right: Jose Lehmani from B2B, Phillippe Roux, Pelco’s Global Vice President of Sales, Colin Warnock from B2B, Dave Dalleske, Pelco’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing EMEA, Kevin Smith, Pelco’s Regional Sales Director UK & Ireland

The two companies have also developed a close technical relationship, including delivery of several bespoke training courses for B2B’s experienced UK and Ireland engineering team as well as CM9700 certification.

“The quality and technical performance of Pelco’s product range is well known,” explained Colin Warnock, B2B’s Managing Director. “Adding extra value to our relationship, and to the high level of service we offer our customers, has been the strength of Pelco’s UK-based team and their active engagement with B2B on product and technical support and training.”

“B2B have an excellent reputation for providing a very high level of customer service,” said Kevin Smith, Pelco’s Sales Director for the UK & Ireland. “We are proud to have them as one of our loyal Partners’’

About B to B Links Ltd

B to B Links Ltd (B2B) is a full service retail security provider, supplying IP and analogue CCTV systems, innovative AM, RF and EM security tagging systems, product protection and labelling solutions to national and independent retailers. The company also offers comprehensive technical support on CCTV and security tagging across the UK & Ireland. Since it was founded 15 years ago, B2B’s key strengths have been excellent levels of customer service, its diverse product range and continued innovative product development to stay ahead of customer needs.

About Pelco by Schneider Electric

Pelco by Schneider Electric is a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of video security systems and supporting equipment ideal for any industry. From an impressive manufacturing facility located in Central California and through a responsive global network of professional sales representatives, we continue to offer new technologies, products, and services that constantly confirm our position as the security industry’s premier video systems and equipment manufacturer.

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B2B appointed as first Official Jarloc Distributor for UK & Ireland https://btoblinks.net/b2b-appointed-as-first-official-jarloc-distributor-for-uk-ireland/ Fri, 01 May 2015 18:31:42 +0000 http://dev.btoblinks.net/?p=104 B to B Links Ltd (B2B) and Jarloc manufacturer GCS (GB) Limited today announced the appointment of B2B as its first Official Distributor for Jarloc, the brand new innovative solution to help prevent glass jar candle theft. Jarloc is a standalone, reusable security device specifically designed to protect glass jar candles from theft. Jarloc provides […]

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B to B Links Ltd (B2B) and Jarloc manufacturer GCS (GB) Limited today announced the appointment of B2B as its first Official Distributor for Jarloc, the brand new innovative solution to help prevent glass jar candle theft.

Jarloc is a standalone, reusable security device specifically designed to protect glass jar candles from theft. Jarloc provides retailers with the confidence to improve product availability to the consumer through increased shelf stock holding, leading to increased sales, while managing stock loss effectively.

Jeremy Davies, GCS (GB) Ltd Managing Director and Colin Warnock, B2B's Managing Director with B2B's first Jarloc consignment

Jeremy Davies, Managing Director of GCS (GB) Ltd and Colin Warnock, B2B’s Managing Director celebrate the arrival of B2B’s first Jarloc consignment

Retailers using Jarloc to protect their candles have seen a significant reduction in customer theft and an uplift in sales turnover. Shoplifters have been deterred and retail managers have regained confidence in merchandising with Jarloc protection in place.

“I’m delighted that we can finally bring an effective solution to those of our customers who have experienced glass jar candle theft”, said Colin Warnock, B2B’s Managing Director. “At B2B our objective is to help retailers boost their profits by tackling theft. Candle jars are notoriously difficult to protect through traditional security tags and labels, and have presented a highly attractive target for thieves as a result. The results of Jarloc in trials have been truly impressive in relation to both shrink reduction and sales growth and we’re very pleased to be able to add this to our range of innovative product protection solutions.”

“Due to the increase in theft of gifts, including glass jar candles, we have been approached by many national security providers wishing to include Jarloc in their Security Tagging portfolios. As part of our distribution strategy, we were very pleased to appoint B2B as the first added value distributor. B2B has an excellent reputation in the main retail sectors we are targeting and has a broad customer base in both Independent and National retailers,” explained Jeremy Davies, Managing Director of GCS (GB) Limited

About Jarloc:

  • Jarloc is produced in a specialist, non-absorbent material to prevent cross contamination of fragrance, allowing it to be freely reused.
  • Jarloc fits neatly inside the jar and locks securely into place, covering the wick to prevent the candle from being used.
  • Jarloc has been designed to allow the fragrance within the wax to pass by and accumulate in the lid as normal.
  • Jarloc is also fitted with the most commonly used security tagging technology for added security.
  • Jarloc is easily released by staff at the point-of-sale and removed for reuse, leaving the candle in perfect condition to present as a gift.

About B to B Links Ltd:

B to B Links is a full service retail security provider, supplying innovative AM, RF and EM Security Tagging, Product Protection, CCTV and Labelling solutions to national and independent retailers. The company also offers comprehensive technical support on security tagging and CCTV across the UK & Ireland. Since it was founded 15 years ago, B2B’s key strengths have been excellent levels of customer service, its diverse product range and continued innovative product development to stay ahead of customer needs.

For more information and to place an order for Jarloc, contact B2B on 0118 932 8088, email orders@btoblinks.net or visit our website at www.btoblinks.net

Press enquiries:

B to B Links Ltd (B2B): Colin Warnock – colin.warnock@btoblinks.net

GCS (GB) Limited: Jeremy Davies – jeremy@gcsgb.com

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B2B proud to support British Female Rally Champion to the WRC https://btoblinks.net/b2b-proud-to-support-british-female-rally-champion-to-the-world-rally-championship/ Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:34:54 +0000 http://dev.btoblinks.net/?p=236 National retail security provider B to B Links Ltd (B2B) is proud to be sponsoring British Female Rally Champion, Louise Cook, to the next level in her successful career. B2B, who install and maintain all types of security tagging and CCTV systems and supply security tags and labels to thousands of retailers across the UK […]

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Louise Cook cutoutNational retail security provider B to B Links Ltd (B2B) is proud to be sponsoring British Female Rally Champion, Louise Cook, to the next level in her successful career.

B2B, who install and maintain all types of security tagging and CCTV systems and supply security tags and labels to thousands of retailers across the UK & Ireland, are excited to be involved in this amazing British sports story.  The Berkshire-based business were attracted to Louise’s campaign after witnessing her driven passion, innovation and can-do attitude – values which have been key to B2B’s growth and development since the company was founded 15 years ago.

Louise made motorsport history in 2012 when she became the first female ever to gain a non-gender based FIA Rally Title, but she’s been fighting to secure enough funding ever since.  Despite her renowned sporting success and support from a good number of local and national companies, a rule change in 2013 meant that Louise’s racing budget for a competitive season more than doubled overnight.  B2B’s support is a much needed boost for the young Brit.

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Louise leaping ahead at 2012 Rally Sardegna

“It is amazing to have B2B’s support,” said Louise.  “They are a fantastic team with great energy and a genuine can do attitude.  It is so nice to have British companies like this supporting and helping British sports people. I would not be able to make 2015 work without their support.”

“Louise’s profile is a very strong fit with B2B’s values,” explained Colin Warnock, Managing Director of B to B Links Ltd. “Our sponsorship also provides B2B with a unique opportunity for us to work with partners to showcase our latest IP CCTV systems and innovative products like Rapidtag.  With Louise’s public following and existing business relationships, it made perfect sense for B2B to be involved.”

“Any sport is tough at world level and motorsport has more than its fair share of challenges,” added Stephen King, Group Chief Executive of B2B’s parent company PHSC plc. “There are plenty of barriers that prevent talent from freely rising to the top. The cost to be in the right machinery and the driving time needed to gather experience and give the chance to prove talent is extremely high. It would be great to see more companies supporting this incredible story.”

It has been a tough run for Louise, enduring a full two years of constant fundraising to gain a return to the World Rally Championships.  The fight is far from over.

“Raising sponsorship is the toughest part of my job,” explained Louise.  “I am flat out day and night calling anyone I can find on the internet, sending emails and meeting as many people as I can – you can never do enough.  I have not competed since 2012 so I’m excited about getting 2015 underway and looking forward to finding more new sponsors to make 2015 the best year ever.”

The British Female Rally Driver has a tough quest before her World Rally Championship return in June for Rally Italia Sardegna.  With half the budget still to find, Louise asks anyone who would like to help or be involved to get in touch.  Please visit www.louisecook.com for the wide variety of ways to be involved.

About B to B Links Ltd

Since B2B was founded in 2000 it has grown every year as new customers have realised the benefits of working with an innovative security company.

B2B’s key strengths are forged through providing excellent levels of customer service, its tailored and diverse product range and continued innovative product development to stay ahead of customer needs.

If you are renewing or investing in a Security Tagging system, CCTV system or Labelling solution, look no further and join the ranks of our satisfied customers.

Thanks to the dedication, passion and drive of its people, each of whom is committed to delivering great customer service, B2B consistently ensures that customer expectations are exceeded and focuses on ensuring your company is fully satisfied. Visit www.btoblinks.net, e-mail us on customer.service@btoblinks.net or call 0118 932 8088.

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PHSC plc Group Chief Executive Stephen King with Louise Cook and her 2015 B2B-sponsored Ford Fiesta

B2B has been a Member of Aylesford-based PHSC plc Group since 2012. PHSC’s other subsidaries provide a wide range of Health & Safety and Quality Management services.  For more information about PHSC plc, visit www.phscplc.co.uk

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B2B team on target at 2014 Annual Meeting https://btoblinks.net/b2b-team-take-time-out-at-2014-annual-meeting/ Fri, 30 May 2014 18:30:03 +0000 http://dev.btoblinks.net/?p=255 The B2B team took a day out of the business this week to reflect on another busy year and engage in a discussion on 2015’s priorities.  Following lunch, attended by Group Chief Executive Stephen King, the B2B team changed into attire suitable for country pursuits and spent the afternoon attempting (and succeeding in many cases) […]

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The B2B team took a day out of the business this week to reflect on another busy year and engage in a discussion on 2015’s priorities.  Following lunch, attended by Group Chief Executive Stephen King, the B2B team changed into attire suitable for country pursuits and spent the afternoon attempting (and succeeding in many cases) to blow small orange clays to smithereens!

 

B2B 2014 Oakley Clay Pigeon Shooting

Left to right: Paul Camfield, Colin Warnock, Alison Freeman, Caroline Lehmani, Cliff Hobbs, Chay Bloomfield, Emma Jones (looking far too comfortable with that shotgun!), Colin Balfour, Peter Compton and Dan Binns

After a typically spirited and competitive round of increasingly difficult shooting challenges, Senior Service & Installation Engineer Peter Compton blasted his way to 1st prize, with Dan Binns, B2B’s Technical Support Co-ordinator runner-up and Colin Balfour, B2B’s Warehouse Administrator, rounding out the podium.

 

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B2B completes CCTV and EAS MOD at Debenhams flagship store https://btoblinks.net/b2b-completes-cctv-and-eas-mod-at-debenhams-flagship-store/ Sun, 05 Jan 2014 11:11:43 +0000 http://dev.btoblinks.net/?p=226 After a complex, multi-phase, 18 month project B2B has successfully completed its contribution to the comprehensive refurbishment of Debenhams’ flagship Oxford Street store. The 7-floor, 370,000 sq. ft. department store remained open and continued to trade throughout the works, adding to the challenge. B2B was an integral part of the refit team, working to a […]

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Debehams Oxford Street - nightAfter a complex, multi-phase, 18 month project B2B has successfully completed its contribution to the comprehensive refurbishment of Debenhams’ flagship Oxford Street store.

The 7-floor, 370,000 sq. ft. department store remained open and continued to trade throughout the works, adding to the challenge.

B2B was an integral part of the refit team, working to a tight, phase-by-phase programme.  B2B’s role included removal and replacement of cameras to enable shopfitting works, installation of new cameras on the 5th floor, and installation of new security tagging systems throughout the store, including crystal RF systems on the ground floor customer entrances relayed to the CCTV control room.

B2B’s work also included installation of an expanded array of external cameras, including the specification and fabrication of bespoke bracketry for cameras mounted on the building’s roof.

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Iceland & B2B take ‘joint’ approach to protection of meat https://btoblinks.net/iceland-b2b-take-joint-approach-to-protection-of-meat/ Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:09:57 +0000 http://dev.btoblinks.net/?p=197 At the 2013 Retail Fraud conference in London, Iceland Food’s Head of Loss Prevention Ady Houghton spoke to delegates about how his work with B to B Links Ltd saw profits from leg of lamb soar while dramatically reducing losses. Shoplifting of Iceland’s frozen legs of lamb had got to the point where managers were […]

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Iceland leg of lambAt the 2013 Retail Fraud conference in London, Iceland Food’s Head of Loss Prevention Ady Houghton spoke to delegates about how his work with B to B Links Ltd saw profits from leg of lamb soar while dramatically reducing losses.

Shoplifting of Iceland’s frozen legs of lamb had got to the point where managers were losing confidence in merchandising.  “We had to make a choice – to find an effective solution to reduce losses or take the product off the shelf entirely,” Houghton explained.

“We went out to three suppliers and were impressed with B2B’s innovative approach, which was to use a traditional safer box, modified to accommodate legs of lamb,” he added.

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Lamb safer boxes brought significant sales increase with negligible losses

After store trials to test product performance in freezers, merchandising layouts, staff and customer feedback and shrink, Iceland gave the green light to a nationwide roll-out with B2B.  Lamb safer boxes were introduced to more than 550 stores nationwide alongside a programme of staff training.

The result for Iceland’s bottom line has been impressive.

“We knew from the trials that this solution would work, but the results have really exceeded our expectations.  B2B’s safer boxes have delivered significant profit growth from this product line at the same time as virtually eliminating losses, and the increase in lamb sales has also delivered stronger results in related lines as well,” Houghton concluded.

“We’re delighted that the project has been such a big success for Iceland,” added Colin Warnock, B2B’s Managing Director.  “We had to be sure that the product would work in what is obviously a demanding frozen environment.  We also needed to bring Iceland colleagues with us and we had to deliver a major roll-out in just a few weeks. Our product development, training and logistics teams delivered on all counts.”

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B2B’s work with Iceland makes headlines in The Grocer

About B to B Links Ltd

B to B Links has provided innovative security tagging, product protection and CCTV solutions to national retail since 2000.  The company offers feature-packed AM, RF and EM security tagging systems, a complete CCTV service from installation to support, and a wide range of innovative product protection solutions, including food safer boxes.

About Iceland Foods

Iceland is a British food retailer with more than 780 stores throughout the UK, franchised stores in several European countries, and a major export business. It employs 24,000 people and was rated The Best Big Company to Work For in the UK in the 2012 Sunday Times Best Companies list. For more information about Iceland, please visit www.iceland.co.uk.

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B2B Launches exclusive Rapidtag range https://btoblinks.net/b2b-launches-exclusive-rapidtag-range/ Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:54:39 +0000 http://dev.btoblinks.net/?p=216 B2B is pleased announce the launch of its exclusive Rapidtag range of faster-to-apply hard tags. Available in all EAS technologies, including 58Mhz AM and 8.2Mhz RF, the Rapidtag is 30% faster for staff to apply, delivering a significant reduction in labour cost to apply hard tags in store. B2B’s innovative Rapidtag range has been designed […]

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Comlplete range small (2)B2B is pleased announce the launch of its exclusive Rapidtag range of faster-to-apply hard tags.

Available in all EAS technologies, including 58Mhz AM and 8.2Mhz RF, the Rapidtag is 30% faster for staff to apply, delivering a significant reduction in labour cost to apply hard tags in store.

B2B’s innovative Rapidtag range has been designed for one handed application in order to ensure efficient, speedy application to your products.

With unique locking mechanisms and integrated pins, the Rapidtag range is more secure than traditional hard tags.

The B2B Rapidtag range includes:

  • Rapidtag Optical – for glasses and sunglasses
  • Rapidtag Padlock – for bags, jackets, shoes and leather goods
  • Rapidtag Bottle – for wine, spirits and other bottled goods
  • Rapidtag Pencil – for lingerie, delicate fabrics and fashion accessories
  • Rapidtag Clam – for all apparel

Click here to request a Product Protection brochure and Rapidtag sample box, or call B2B’s customer service team on 0118 932 8088.

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B2B lands national department store account https://btoblinks.net/b2b-lands-national-department-store-account/ Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:00:49 +0000 http://dev.btoblinks.net/?p=220 B2B has been appointed the lead CCTV and EAS / Security Tagging partner to Debenhams, the expanding national department store chain. Through an extensive tender process, B2B came out on top for product range, price and service levels, beating 9 other leading CCTV and EAS companies to win this multi-year contract. After the first year […]

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Among the 200+ CCTV or EAS projects undertaken by B2B is the 18 month modification project at Debenhams’ flagship Oxford Street store

B2B has been appointed the lead CCTV and EAS / Security Tagging partner to Debenhams, the expanding national department store chain.

Through an extensive tender process, B2B came out on top for product range, price and service levels, beating 9 other leading CCTV and EAS companies to win this multi-year contract.

After the first year of operation, while attending the needs of hundreds of stores, B2B successfully delivered complex CCTV upgrades, minimising costs and store disruption whilst delivering excellent customer service in prompt reactive maintenance and installation planning.

B2B has been rated 9 out of 10 by Debenhams stringent scrutiny in its overall performance and service levels.

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