Welcome to the May issue of the AGS Magazine, which is the last edition published within my two-year tenure as Chair. It has been a pleasure to work with all involved in producing the magazine, which has a reach of over 5000 industry colleagues.
I also very much enjoyed meeting many of you at the AGS Annual Conference at the Barbican Centre in London last month and I hope that you found the event as fun and informative as I did. Many thanks to all those who attended and who contributed to making the conference such a successful day. In this issue we feature an overview of the conference, and we have more events lined up for you so read on for details of those and I hope to see you there.
In the meantime, in this edition our Safety Working Group Leader, Jon Rayner, reports on accident statistics in our industry and how we can improve. We are very grateful to AGS members for sharing data to inform this study and I encourage continued participation in this endeavour. Continuing the safety and security theme, we also feature an article on Cyber Insurance, which is unfortunately becoming an essential part of loss prevention within our industry.
It remains for me to thank all contributors to this publication over the last two years and to remind you to keep those entries coming in for our Photography Competition! Please keep up the engagement, as contribution by members and feedback are the only ways the AGS will continue to improve and stay an effective trade association for its members.