Investigation Services

PR Consulting has a wealth of operational experience of conducting both overt and covert investigations nationally and internationally with UK and foreign Police Forces and commercial organisations. Complex fraud and money laundering investigations have been assisted with access to forensic accountants and IT forensics. Other additional expert skills with access to are: Undercover operatives; forensic and TSU services; handwriting and other fraud related experts.

Loss Investigations

The average rate of shrinkage in the retail sector equates to 1.50% of total sales, caused principally from criminal activity and administrative errors. However, the true cause of internal losses can often be difficult to uncover. Investigations must be undertaken by competent and professionally trained person(s) to ensure the integrity of the process and protect the organisation and those involved, often diverting management resources away from core activities.

PR Consulting can provide and has access too covert surveillance assets, both technical and a fully trained covert surveillance team to assist in gathering and obtaining evidence if required.

Key Points

Our internal loss investigations of your business or organisation will provide the following protective benefits:

  • Identify persons or suspect(s) responsible

  • Reduce financial losses

  • Aim to recover assets lost through criminal activity, either criminal or via Civil recovery

  • Sends a clear message to employees

  • Reduces financial loss and therefore increases profit

  • Provides management with reassurance that a professional investigation is being conducted to high evidential standards. All of our consultants are fully trained in evidence gathering, legal procedures, investigative and advanced interviewing and can provide concise detailed reports and statements that can be utilised for legal or discipline proceedings.

  • Provide that invaluable liaison point with Law enforcement and or lawyers/Barristers with regards providing the detailed and integrity collected evidence to ensure its admissibility in proceedings.

  • Consultants have numerous years of providing witness testimony in criminal and civil proceedings at Magistrates, Crown and the High Court, including giving and providing evidence abroad in foreign jurisdictions.

Fraud Investigations

PR Consulting has many years of experience investigating fraud from simple misrepresentation offences to complicated bank frauds, including various internal and external scams, right up to major international “boiler room” type offences. We have conducted successful investigations on identity and insurance scams on behalf of corporate clients.

Many successful prosecutions have taken place with regular liaison with the NCA Economic Crime directorate, City of London Police Fraud and Economic Squad, Action Fraud, FCA, SFO, MPS- Fraud Squad, TVP Economic Crime Unit. Experienced in (AML) Anti money laundering and (CTF) Counter terrorism financing; corporate fraud with best practice in risk and compliance legislation; Large number of prosecution cases for fraud or related criminal or civil offences, including confiscation investigations. Established and experienced in POCA legislation in both prosecution, confiscation restraint and restitution proceedings.

Corruption / Professional Standards Investigations

With previous experience internally and externally in assisting and identifying corruption, malpractice or where staff standards require investigating or under suspicion, our vast operational experience can ensure that available evidence is found, secured or highlighted which proves or disproves involvement. Evidence is collected to assist management with securing this as potential evidence for prosecution or tribunal/ internal discipline proceedings as required.

Open Source Investigations

PR Consulting have years of operational experience in intelligence gathering and investigating practice to obtain facts on any given person or organisation. This enables us to gain that vital information which potentially aids the decision making process in business for management.

Test Purchase Investigations

Test purchasing is a vital tool in investigations. It can prove or disprove involvement and this can be done by mystery shopping or remote transactions which will determine the nature of the infringement. PR Consulting provides expertise in many types of these investigations, ensuring that the evidential trail including the integrity and continuity chain is preserved. Trained operatives skilled and experienced in providing a robust cover story are an essential item to prove successful in these planned test purchases.

Asset Tracking UK & International

With years of operational asset tracing for criminal property our investigators are very successful in tracing assets, be it criminal, civil, divorce, bankruptcy or some other circumstances. We are also adept in identifying deliberately concealed assets in the UK or abroad. We use a number of techniques ranging from forensic computing, background checks, and database analysis to surveillance and relevant discreet enquiries.

Enviromental Investigations

New businesses or organisations starting out or relocating, need to have an independent assessment of an area or locality in which they are to be based. We provide this research by conducting thorough analysis of data, establishing the full facts of a locality, the local people including the area’s infrastructures. This provides vital reassurance to management and aids them in best planning.

We also provide investigations surrounding illegal tipping and compliance matters in the environment.

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Telephone (9-5 GMT): 0800 246 5101


67-68 Hatton Garden, Holburn, London, EC1N 8JY, United Kingdom

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Number: 9602966

About Us

Paul Read Consulting provides a plethora of services relating to Law Enforcement, Investigations, Fraud and Compliance, Security Management & Protective Services, Due Diligence, Vetting and Prevention, Risk Management, Specialist Services and much more. We aim to provide quality customer care and an outstanding service that goes above and beyond your expectations. Our brand and reputation is based on going that extra hurdle to ensure that any given task is completed to your entire satisfaction.