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SECURITY

&

INTEGRITY

 CONFIDENTIALITY  &   DATA  SECURITY

 

 

Sure Step provides professional investigative services in Europe, Africa, and Australasia. We help our clients gather the information required to make the right decisions and pride ourselves on never allowing an investigation to become routine.

 

Using a wide-range of specialist sources, our investigators obtain their information from primary sources where possible and do not rely on secondary information.

 

All collected information and data is analysed in-house to ensure a comprehensive and accurate result for our clients. By maintaining small and skilled teams we can protect the integrity and security of the information.

 

We take pride in our customer service and can provide regular updates during an investigation, as well as remaining available to answer any questions after an investigation is complete.

 

Applying this process, and following a full understanding of your requirements, we can provide a broad range of investigative and research services pertinent to your business needs.

 SERVICES

 

Due diligence

A comprehensive appraisal of a business or individual.

compliance

Being aware of and taking steps to comply with relevant laws, policies, and regulations.

vetting

The process of performing a background check on someone before offering them employment.

Consulting

Advice and guidance on all investigative matters.

DUE DILIGENCE COMPLIANCE 

 

Before entering into higher risk business relationships, for example, where that partnership will be long-term or involve overseas parties, organisations can call on the expertise of Sure Step to complete their thorough Due Diligence.

 

Our investigations have a worldwide reach and have been provided to organisations from sectors including Financial Services, Petrochemicals and Logistics.

 

We work to a specified methodology which is predetermined with the client prior to commencement, utilising a network of international operatives with in-depth understanding of the laws, cultures and systems of each country.

 

Our thorough reports often include:

 

  • Verification of corporate registration information

  • Confirmation of the company ownership structure and identification of any business affiliations

  • Verification of the principal’s status and reputation

  • Media searches

  • Legal filings

  • Identification of regulatory issues and Government affiliations

  • Accreditation and certifications

  • References

  • Site visits

 

Our reports can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of local legislation, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA), the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 and the UK Bribery Act of 2010.

VETTING & PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

 

We provide a wide-range of screening in order to guard against the risk posed by new employees, particularly where the risk is high due to their access to sensitive information or if there is potential for their actions to cause embarrassment.

 

Our global reach allows checks to be conducted in multiple jurisdictions.

 

A typical in-depth investigation includes verification of the following:

 

  • Personal details

  • Qualifications

  • Employment history and references

  • Business Affiliations, including Directorships and Shareholdings

  • Government Affiliations

  • Legal filings

  • Credit checks, where consent is provided

  • Any other relevant information, including media searches

 

All information is treated sensitively and confidentially.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Our senior investigators are members of the ABI (Association of British Investigators).

 

The Association of British Investigators is endorsed by The Law Society of England & Wales and the service provider scheme for The Law Society of Scotland. The ABI is a member of PARTNERSHIPS AGAINST CRIME.

 

Jay Cartwright Managing Director

Jay has more than 10 years experience as an investigator having been trained in the industry by both his father, our Consultant Investigator, and his inspirational grandfather, Donald Cartwright MBE.  In 2008 Jay decided to start his own firm using this wealth of experience. He has a vision for using only the best-practices and operatives, to ensure Sure Step remains in-tune and responsive to our client requirements.  Jay is a full ABI member and is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).

 

 

Richard Macdonald Director

After working within executive search for a number of years, Richard has moved into the investigative field. Richard is a member of both the Association of British Investigators and the Institute of Professional Investigators.

 

Richard obtained an MA Oxon in English Literature from Lincoln College, the University of Oxford in 2006. He speaks German to a median level.

 

 

John P Cartwright Consultant

John P has 39 years investigative experience and retired from the Hong Kong Police as a Senior Superintendent in 1997. For the past 15 years, he has been an investigator involved in a wide range of corporate investigations. John P is an ABI member.

 

John P completed an MA in Public Order and has lived and travelled extensively overseas, including in the pursuit of his interest in military fortifications.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Associations of British Investigators (ABI)

Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE)


The Institute of Professional Investigators (IPI)

CONTACT

US

United Kingdom

44 The Courtyard, Crickhowell NP8 1BP​​

Tel. +44 7545847475 | Email. info@surestep.co.uk

Netherlands

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 104, 1012 SG Amsterdam

Tel. +31 635251303 | Email. info@surestep.eu

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