ORIS has once again scooped the coveted Vendor of the Year title at the Retail Risk Awards which took place at the King Power Stadium, Leicester on October 3rd.
The organization, which manages both the not-for-profit ORIS Forums and ORIS Media, the publishers of LP Magazine Europe and the organization that brings Wicklander-Zulawski Europe and the Loss Prevention Foundation qualifications to the industry, first secured the award in 2017, but triumphed again in the 2019 awards against strong competition.
ORIS has been connecting retail LP and risk professionals operating in both the physical and online channels since 2006.
The judges recognized that ORIS’s small team punches well above its weight in terms of proactively looking for ways of delivering value to its customers and the industry as a whole.
ORIS began life facilitating Retail Loss Prevention Forums but has grown because of its unparalleled ability to bring people together in the pursuit of reducing losses, whether it be through the sharing of best practice and intelligence or the education and continuous professional development of loss prevention practitioners.
Speaking after the glittering ceremony, ORIS Managing Director Louise Kadege said: “To win this award once was a real honor, but to secure it again is a real vote of confidence in the work that we do at ORIS. Since we last won the award, the world of retail risk has morphed into new areas of concern, ranging from climate issues to the well-being of staff, areas that we as an organization have reflected in our work and agenda items as well as our new forums which include human resources.
“ORIS’s reach and expertise goes beyond its 11 Forums. Over the last 13 years it has added other areas to its portfolio under the ORIS Media brand, including Wicklander-Zulawski, the non-confrontational interview technique, LP Magazine Europe, the successful spin-off of the US LP Magazine, and LP Foundation Qualifications. All of this development has made a great impact in the UK and into Europe as part of ORIS’s strategy to progress the professionalization of the LP and risk community,” she added.