BACIL Awards 2022

Do you go above and beyond to keep the city centre a safe place to live, work and play?

Nominations for the 2022 BACIL Awards Evening open.

To find out more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities  please contact or for nominations click the appropriate link.

BACIL Night Time Industry Awards 7pm, Mon 10th October 2022 – Tickets:  

BACIL Daytime Retail Awards 7pm,  Tue 11th October 2022 – Tickets:

Event Address: The Faversham, 1-5 Springfield Mount, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9NG

BACIL Job Opportunity – Part-Time Coordinator

We are hiring

Great news!  BACIL are expanding and with it there has opened up a fantastic opportunity to expand our team.  

We have a role available at BACIL for a part-time coordinator. Job descriptions attached.

Co-Ordinator Job Description 

We would ask that you send your CV along with any additional information to 

If you have any queries please contact Sean Walker, BACIL Manager 07736168195/ or Dave Lewis BACIL Administrator 07736168139/ 

Closing date 21.5.21 

BACIL Award Nominees

BEST DAYTIME SECURITY TEAM – Victoria Gate, St Johns Centre, The Core, The Springs Colton, Merrion Centre, Marks & Spencers, Sainsburys & House of Fraser.
BEST NIGHT TIME SECURITY TEAM, The Wardrobe, Bar Fibre, Leeds First Direct Arena, Belgrave Music Hall, The Dollhouse, Viaduct Showbar.

BEST DAYTIME RETAILER – Marks & Spencers, Primark, Sainsburys, W H Smith, TK MAKKS/Homesense, 

BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER – Forbidden Planet, Accent, Paw Prints, The Entertainer

BEST NATIONAL CHAIN BAR – O2 Acadamy, Revolution, Walkabout

BEST INDEPENDENT BAR – Bar Fibre, Backroom Bar, The Dollhouse, The Wardrobe

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LEEDS – Rachael McGlynn, Richard Goodard (Stone Roses Bar), Darren Pounder (Victoria Gate), Josie Burns (M&S), Start Featherstone (Street Support Team) The Angels of Freedom

OUTSTANDING PARTNER TO BACIL – Angels of Freedom, Street Support Team, Leeds Watch, PC Kath Arkle (Police Licensing), Darren Pounder (Victoria Gate), Josie Burns (M&S)

Meet our new staff member – Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis

Our new member Dave comes from a very varied background, having started his working life in the retail jewellery trade. Dave also spent a good deal of time in the licensing trade, where he ran his own business as a freelance relief licensee, but more recently running teams in the finance sector.

Dave says he really enjoyed his time in the pub world, as although it was long hours, with him moving about to different pubs, he got to know a lot of different people and has plenty of stories to tell!

He became interested in computers and took some time out to study how the different packages work. This led to a job working for Barclays in their mortgage section (although he says not to ask him mortgage related questions as he doesn’t know!). When the area that Dave worked in was outsourced, Dave spent 6 months living in the Marriott Hotel in Leicester, while training the replacements.

After that he worked for a company in Horsforth as a General Office Manager, a job that Dave remembers as a provider of everything!

His most recent job was a 10 month contract that lasted for 5 years! His comment was ‘I must have done something right’. This was looking after Government bank accounts which was something of an eye opener!

His interest in BACIL was raised while looking at the website, as he has knowledge/memories of a lot of the older ‘characters’ in and around Leeds.

Apart from his interest in computers, Dave is also interested in Boxing and Football, although he admits he can’t really do either now due to his shape. His pet annoyance is laziness and people that won’t help themselves.

Please introduce yourself to Dave as I’m sure you will find him a very amicable person and someone who is happy to help.

New Radio System- information for swapping your radio


BACIL will be changing over our radio system on 1st September and the current system will be turned off. 

We will need all BACIL members to return their current radio between 1pm Tuesday 27th August- 1pm Friday 30.8.19.  These can be returned to St Johns Centre Unit 7 (The Old Garage Shoes Store) and you will be given your new radio in return.  Those that are not returned will continue to be changed by our existing provider.  


James Peberdy

Congratulations to JAMES PEBERDY as our MAY STAR OF THE MONTH.  

James has won this award for embracing the ethos of BACIL and going above and beyond to assist with the location of a vulnerable and entrenched service user. He leads by example

and his partnership working has been praised by members of BACIL on a regular basis, including his willingness to assist members and positive attitude on a daily basis.


David Willoughby

Congratulations to DAVID WILLOUGHBY

as our


David has won this award for embracing the ethos of BACIL through the prevention of crime and deterring of offenders.  He leads by example in The Springs and has built relationships with retailers in the area, offering training and advice and has created a safer community.  This has proven vital in such a new and developing retail park. Keep up the great work David! 

Keep an eye out for next months winner! 

BACIL has now launched in Morley

Working with the Morley Neighbourhood Police Team and Morley BID, a number of independent and national companies have signed up to the crime reduction scheme following a period of unprecedented crime in the town centre.

Coun Wyn Kidger said, “It’s a challenging time for high street businesses and retailers and we are wanting to support them in every way we can. This scheme is already proved successful in other areas and I am confident it will have a similar impact in Morley.”

When a business signs up, they receive a hand-held radio linked to BACIL, PSCOs and all others in the network. They also receive access to an online portal with live crime reduction information.

BACIL is already running successfully in Leeds City Centre and more recently in Armley where the BACIL brand is going a long way in preventing shop lifting and targeted crime.

The Morley Town Centre Management Board has subsidised the first 10 independent businesses that signed up to support the scheme.

Rachael Kennedy, town centre manager, said: “We hope that by working together as a partnership and offering support to local businesses, we can begin to prevent further crime in our town.

“The more businesses we get involved the more effective this programme will be.”

It is now hoped that the network of participating businesses will grow.

Anyone who wants to sign up should email



Helen Renwick

Congratulations to HELEN RENWICK as first BACIL STAR OF THE MONTH. 

Helen has received this award due to her dedication to her role including regular use of the BACIL website and Radio systems, supporting BACIL members, assisting partnering agencies and involvement in BACIL meetings. Keep up the great work Helen! 

Keep an eye out for next months winner! 

BACIL Awards Evening 2019

Vote for me cards

Following the enormous success of  the last four BACIL Awards Evenings we will be opening the nominations process earlier this year on 1st April 2019.
To give you the best chance at winning an award we have create a how-to-guide and have answered a few of your FAQ’s.


Reading through all of this information will give you some useful tips to ensure your nominations are relevant and improve your chances of winning!

Last October over 300 people attended the event at The Queens Hotel, in Leeds.  A great night was had by all and a host of stores, bars and individuals received honours for their proactive stance in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.  The evening was dedicated to celebrating the fantastic work done on a regular basis; keeping Leeds city centre a safe place to work, live and play.