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As a professional global investigative firm, Sure Step is dedicated to providing top-quality services to our clients. We understand the importance of gathering reliable and accurate information in order to make informed decisions, and we strive to approach every investigation with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Our team of skilled investigators utilises a wide range of specialist sources to obtain primary information, ensuring the reliability and integrity of the data we collect. This information is then thoroughly analyzed in-house by our experienced analysts to ensure a comprehensive and accurate result for our clients.

In addition to our focus on delivering top-quality services, we also prioritize customer satisfaction. We offer regular updates during investigations and are always available to answer any questions or concerns after an investigation has been completed.

With our commitment to thorough and professional investigations, we are confident that we can provide a wide range of investigative and research services that meet the unique needs of your business.



Due diligence

A comprehensive appraisal of a business or individual.


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


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


Advice and guidance on all investigative matters.



Sure Step offers comprehensive Due Diligence services to organizations seeking to enter into higher risk business relationships, particularly those that are long-term or involve overseas parties. Our investigations have a global reach and have been provided to organizations in a variety of sectors, including Financial Services, Petrochemicals, and Logistics.

Our team of international operatives has a deep understanding of the laws, cultures, and systems of each country in which we operate, allowing us to approach each investigation with the necessary knowledge and sensitivity. Prior to commencement, we work with our clients to determine a specific methodology that meets their unique needs and requirements.

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, and site visits.

In addition to providing valuable insights and information to our clients, our reports can also 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. We are committed to helping our clients navigate the complexities of international business with confidence and success.



As a professional screening and investigative firm, we understand the importance of safeguarding against the risk posed by new employees, particularly in cases where they will have access to sensitive information or their actions could potentially cause embarrassment to the organization. To mitigate this risk, we offer a wide range of screening services that are tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

Our global reach allows us to conduct checks in multiple jurisdictions, providing a comprehensive view of an individual's background and qualifications. Our in-depth investigations typically include verification of personal details, qualifications, employment history and references, business affiliations including directorships and shareholdings, government affiliations, legal filings, credit checks (where consent is provided), and any other relevant information, including media searches.

We take the sensitivity and confidentiality of this information very seriously and are committed to protecting the privacy of the individuals being screened. Our thorough and professional approach ensures that our clients can make informed decisions with confidence when hiring new employees.



Sure Step is proud to have several senior investigators who are members of the Association of British Investigators (ABI), an organization that is endorsed by the Law Society of England & Wales and the Law Society of Scotland, as well as being a member of PARTNERSHIPS AGAINST CRIME.

Our Managing Director, Jay Cartwright, has over 10 years of experience as an investigator and has been trained by his father and grandfather, both of whom have extensive investigative backgrounds. Jay is committed to using best practices and skilled operatives to ensure that Sure Step consistently meets the needs of our clients. He is a full ABI member.

Our Consultant, John P Cartwright, has 40 years of investigative experience, including 15 years as a corporate investigator. He retired from the Hong Kong Police as a Senior Superintendent in 1997 and has lived and traveled extensively overseas. John P holds an MA in Public Order.

With a wealth of experience and a commitment to professionalism, our team of investigators is well-equipped to handle a wide range of investigative needs.



Associations of British Investigators (ABI)



United Kingdom

44 The Courtyard, Crickhowell NP8 1BP​​

Tel. +44 7545847475 | Email.


Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 104, 1012 SG Amsterdam

Tel. +31 635251303 | Email.

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