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Talking Terrorism

Thursday 15th October 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us online to hear from Matt Cadwell, Counter Terrorism Security Advisor for Essex Police.

In 2003 HM Government drafted the Counter Terrorism Strategy known as CONTEST as a direct response to ensure the country was better protected in the light of the New York attacks two years earlier. The strategy comprises of four areas Pursue, Prevent, Protect, Prepare.

Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) work with within the area of Protect. They actively engage with designated sites to identify and assess sites vulnerable to terrorist or extremist attack. They are responsible for the protective security of crowded places or areas where there may be large crowds who could be vulnerable to terrorist attack for example shopping centres, sporting stadiums, pubs and bars or transport hubs.

As a CTSA, Matt Cadwell is trained in specialist areas and can provide advice and guidance on:

  • explosives and precursor chemicals
  • pathogens and toxins
  • radiological sources
  • site and vulnerable point surveying
  • integrated security systems
  • designing out vehicle borne terrorism
  • threat from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack
Date: Thursday 15th October 2020 - 11.00am - 12.00pm 
Cost to attend:  Members £10.00 + VAT  Non-Members £20.00 + VAT

  • 10.50am - Sign in to Teams Meeting
  • 11.00am - Welcome introduction from Denise Rossiter CEO, Essex Chambers of Commerce 
  • 11.05am - Presentation from Matt Cadwell, Counter Terrorism Security Advisor
  • 11.35am - Q&A 
  • 12.00pm - Meeting finishes

The meeting will take place safely and securely via Teams. Please note that you will receive the details to join the meeting once you have completed the booking form below.

 Matt Cadwell is a Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA) working with Counter Terrorism   Policing East. His role is to provide help, advice and guidance on all aspects of counter   terrorism protective security to specified industry sectors. In addition, he is responsible for the   provision of protective security advice to crowded places (areas where there may be large   crowds who could be vulnerable to terrorist attack) e.g. shopping centres, sporting stadiums,   pubs and bars or transport hubs etc.

 Matt’s career spans over 23 years of working within the police and military in a number of   varied  roles. As a Crime Scene Manager he led the forensic response on multiple homicide   and major incidents across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Working with the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit over the last 4 years he has conducted numerous complex financial investigations in order to disrupt organised crime groups operating across the region and through international borders.

As a CTSA, Matt also works with local authorities and businesses to identify and assess sites that may be vulnerable to terrorist attack. He advises them, and organisations and professional bodies, about counter terrorism protective security guidance that should be incorporated into their general crime prevention plans, advice and guidance.

If you would like to attend this event, please complete the online booking form below:

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  • Cancellation must be submitted in writing to Rachael Hogg, Accounts Manager.
  • Whilst we endeavour to ensure the attendance of our advertised speakers, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes and refunds will not be available.


All event bookings need to be made and paid online only unless we have agreed alternative arrangements with you in advance of the event. If you have any queries, please contact our Accounts Manager Rachael Hogg on 01206 363721.