Excellence in Partnerships
Louise Kadege, Managing Director, ORIS (United Kingdom)
“The core objective of ORIS is to reduce risk in the retail sector through collaboration, education, and sharing best practices,” said Kadege. “I love the diversity of the role and the challenges that it brings. It’s very rewarding to bring retailers together and see them reduce risk as a result of the connections they make and the initiatives our members collaborate on. Hearing that our members return from an event so enthused and reenergized by what they learned makes it all worthwhile.”
Kadege is currently the managing director for ORIS, which is made up of two companies. One is ORIS Forums, a not-for-profit business that brings together retailers from different retail verticals to network, collaborate, and share best practices on risk reduction in the retail environment. The second is ORIS Media, which publishes LP Magazine Europe, promotes the UK chapter of the Loss Prevention Foundation, and is the exclusive EU partner of Wicklander-Zulawski.
To become a true partner in the loss prevention community, Kadege feels there are a few primary qualities that lead the way. “First, say what you’ll do and do what you say. If you say you’ll do something, do it. If you can’t do it, say that you can’t. People always prefer honesty.
“It’s important to continually add value. Always look for ways to add value to your clients. Stay grounded and treat people with respect. It’s irrelevant whether you are the office administrator or the managing director; we’re all trying to achieve one common goal—being the best at what we do.
“Finally, love what you do and have fun doing it. Support your team to help them do the same.”
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Nominations Are Encouraged
The LPM team is privileged to have a front-row seat to the very best in the loss prevention industry, providing a unique opportunity to present positive, productive ways to promote loss prevention, build successful and constructive partnerships, educate and inform the LP community, and support the thought leadership that drives us forward.
The LP Magazine “Magpie” Awards are a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis, recognizing the loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others that demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession. Louise Kadege is among our May–June 2018 recipients.
We want this to be your program. Those of you working as LP practitioners witness these exceptional performances on a regular and ongoing basis, and we strongly encourage you to provide us with nominees for each of the award categories. We encourage creative nominations and want the program to cast a positive light on the many tremendous contributions of the loss prevention community. Nominations can be submitted via email to excellence [at] LPportal.com.
Find out who else has been recognized in the May–June 2018 issue – check out “LPM “Magpie” Awards: Applauding Excellence.”