Investigators are becoming more critical than ever to companies?
Corporate Investigators – Your need to know!
In business, today, having access to experienced corporate investigators, regardless of whether you are a multinational or a private company is paramount.
The need for solid background and real-time information on these core sectors such as competitors, staff, brands, business associates and markets is essential to business and your success. The practice of engaging external investigators to provide unbiased information and business intelligence has become even more important.
Being able to predict and anticipate a person’s or competitor’s moves helps give you the edge and often protects your brand and reputation. There is not a week goes by that SWA is not asked to become involved in obtaining business intelligence of one form or another, for example:
Recent Investigation Case:
SWA was approached by a high profile client that has a business outside of his normal day job. The investigation into the business activities of the person in question and subsequent surveillance led our investigator to what we believed to be an ICE sale and distribution ring operating from inside our client business.
Our surveillance team worked for three weeks mainly in the late hours and early morning following and gathering evidence on the person’s activities and that of their associates. The evidence included video footage, photos, addresses and locations of drops, meeting places and identification of associates.
At the end of the investigation, our team had gathered sufficient evidence to provide to the police with a complete brief on the activities of the group.
Little did we know that the police were already aware of this individual and her associates’ activities, but at that time did not have sufficient resources or evidence to proceed against the group. Their job was made more difficult as the suspects were working within the clients private business.
The police, to say the least, were over the moon to obtain the additional information, evidence & surveillance footage, which our client approved for release.
Most importantly our client now had the information he needed to act decisively without risk of possible litigation or complaints against him, thus ensuring his reputation and that of his business remained intact.
This is just a small sample of what our team of investigators & surveillance operatives can achieve given the right circumstance
This is just a small sample of what our team can achieve given the right circumstance. SWA is regularly engaged by private companies and law firms in the following areas.
Trademark, counterfeit goods, mystery shoppers.
Factual support evidence.
Contractual due diligence.
Commercial Background assessment.
Background Checks on both senior and general Staff.
Engage experienced private investigators
It is super important to engage experienced private investigators who know what is and what isn’t acceptable evidence which is free from bias and politics.