Corporate Investigations

Commercial and Corporate Investigations

Are you in the need for a company to be investigated? Or, do you suspect that an employee isn’t all they seem? Do you suspect a breach of contract, Company Fraud, Industrial Espionage or Theft by an Employee?

A very large amount of our work which we undertake is for all types of companies. We have worked with Sole Traders, Small Businesses, Large Businesses and Major Blue Chip Companies. We have been successful in conducting investigations worldwide.

Ensuring that employees and partners are meeting contractual and legal requirements, including seeking out corruption, bribery and insider trading along with the more commonplace business risks like pilferage. INSIGNIS has Investigators from all backgrounds that can blend into any situation as required.

  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Fraudulent sickness / injury
  • Corporate / Commercial Espionage
  • Disciplinary Matters
  • Professional ethics and integrity
  • Adherence to security protocols and data management

How can we help?

A Vulnerability Assessment may be conducted on behalf of a range of different organisations, from small businesses up to large regional infrastructures.  It is especially important that companies and organisations define threats, identify assets and mitigate any potential undesired event.

With today’s global marketplace, companies cannot afford to tarnish their reputation with a public security incident. Companies can suffer major financial losses if a security incident is encountered in the business. The fear of revenue loss should motivate companies to begin taking proactive measures against vulnerabilities in their infrastructure.

Our experienced Vulnerability Assessors will:

  • Define the threat
  • Identify assets and prioritise them by consequence of loss
  • Mitigate or eliminate the most serious threats for the most valuable resource

Threats exist both internally and externally and may be physical threats or cyber threats.

INSIGNIS Investigations is able to conduct Vulnerability Assessments and Crime Risk Management Assessments.

We will help you determine the goal of your security process: –

  • to control access,
  • to protect assets and inventory,
  • to prevent robberies and burglaries,
  • to monitor Life Safety Systems,
  • to reduce potential liability,
  • to reduce insurance premiums,
  • to ensure business continuity,
  • or all of the above!

Maybe you just want the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can survive a crime.  Security needs are different in every industry and in every situation, but preventive action and being PROACTIVE will reduce the likelihood that a crime will occur and minimise the losses if it does.

Ensuring that employees and partners are meeting contractual and legal requirements, including seeking out corruption, bribery and insider trading along with the more commonplace business risks like pilferage. INSIGNIS has Investigators from all backgrounds that can blend into any situation as required.

There are many is why we put people under surveillance but essentially we need to monitor and record:

  • Where they go
  • What they do
  • Who they meet
  • When did they do it
  • How did they do it
  • Why they do it

Highly trained and with the latest technology, our Investigators will gather the evidence so that you can continue with legal proceedings as required.

Is your company suffering losses and you’re unsure how to prove it? Are you suspicious about a member of staff who is elusive or is always on duty when something goes missing? Are members of staff not being completely honest with you?

We have the experience in our team to carry out any investigation to suit your needs and achieve the right answers.

INSIGNIS can also provide undercover agents to infiltrate the organisation and observe the operation from within. We will conduct the investigation and make reports with the greatest of discretion to avoid detection. We will put ourselves in the best possible position to get to the centre of the problem.

Companies waste millions of pounds on sick pay, there will be a percentage of that which is undoubted fraudulent. It can be extremely difficult for you to challenge an employee whom they suspect of malingering, and you also have procedures and guidelines to follow before you make that challenge.

Are you suspicious of an employee’s sickness record? Is he/she really sick, or is he/she working for a competitor whilst you pay statutory sick pay?

We know how best to obtain the evidence you require to prove that fraudulent absenteeism and long term sickness. We will provide you with evidence in a logical and correct manner making it easier for you to deal with the issue at hand.

Are you concerned that a former employee has stolen some of your customers? Or is a current employee suspect of passing on information to a competitor?

Solicitation will generally occur when an ex-employee, directly or indirectly requests persuades or encourages clients of their former employer to transfer business to their new employer.

The burden of proving the breach is on the employer and it is not always sufficient to show there has been a tidal wave of clients switching to the new employer.

We can tailor our investigations to meet your needs and summon upon our experience to find the truth.

Do you have a member of staff who is carrying a second job on the side? Is the second job in conflict with his/her contract with you? Perhaps the second job is legitimate but you suspect that it is directly impeding upon the primary position.

With solid photographic and video evidence, you will be able to challenge your employee to prove the breach of contract or poor performance.

We provide a comprehensive support service to landlords, letting agents and property management firms around the region.  This can include services such as gathering evidence of tenancy breaches, anti-social behaviour, tracing absconded tenants who have left debt behind and completing repossession reports on properties to either re-connect defaulting tenants with their property manager or to assist/expedite evictions where necessary.

  • Absconded tenants
  • Debtor tracing
  • Pre-eviction intelligence gathering
  • Anti-social behaviour surveillance
  • Tenancy breaches

It is not enough to take an application or CV at face value. You need to carry out a comprehensive background check to see who you are really hiring. The issue of internal theft is probably the single most important issue for a loss prevention manager. More companies fail as a result of employee theft than from another loss prevention or security vulnerability. The simple most effective measure in reducing employee problems is through a background check.

Or, are you a landlord and require your tenants to be ID and Credit Checked?

Whatever your reason we can help with background checks to ensure that you hire the right person or let to the right tenant.

Tracing can cover many aspects, but it is really as simple as locating somebody whom you have lost contact with for a number of possibilities. Some people have simply lost contact, some people simply do not want to be found.

Debtors, absconders, previous employees, abandoned tenants, defence witnesses.

We can help you recover monies owed to you, find a missing loved one or help trace a missing link in an investigation. We offer a completely discreet and professional tracing service.

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