Radio Tactics New Offices.
I received an invitation recently from Radio Tactics inviting me to attend on the 21st November 2008 in Southamption for the opening of their new offices. The Rt Hon. John Denham MP Secretary of State for Innovations, Universities and Skills was invited to formally open the offices at Millbrook Technology Campus and there was an impressive list of speakers to talk about how technology and crime detection can work hand-in-hand, which is always useful to hear the experiences of the guest speakers.
What struck my eye as well, and which I thought was a nice touch, as many of my family on my Mother's and Father's side were in the Military and RAF, was the promotion of Help for Heroes, http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/ given by Col DCN Giles and Brigadier (Ret'd) Ian Fulton, both of RMP. What a wonderful cause this really is and how amazingly and tirelessly they work to help rehabilitate the severely injured brave men and women of our armed forces, who do so much to protect our country. Do visit the Help For Heroes website and read what they are doing, who knows, you may get involved as so many others have done and new supporters are doing so.
It was good to meet up again and see familiar faces from some of the Police mobile phone specialist units and to learn more about Radio Tactics vision of the future. DCI Susan Southern West Midlands Police gave a very good presentation how they are effectively using RTL's IMEI detectors to seek out stolen handsets.
Andy Gill greeting John Denham (above) and (below) John Denham opens the offices whilst RTL's Neil Maitland ably assists
In chatting with John he spoke about how small businesses are the backbone of the UK and how they can apply for grants that are within the gift of this Government and learned more about the focus of his Ministry, Innovation, Universities and Skills. I remember John, as Chairman of the House of Commons Committee dealing the Terrorism of Detention Powers, and talking with him again I remembered what a thoroughly personable man he is particularly when he remembers the names of those who he has spoken to in the past, which is a good quality when you think he must meet so many people in his work. I was lucky enough to snatch a photo opportunity with John and Dr James Hart, Ex. Commissioner of City of London Police.(L to R) Dr James Hart, Chairman of RTL, Rt Hon John Denham MP and Greg Smith.