Agencia makes key appointment to set up investigations capability

12th Jan

A business that works nationally and internationally on health and justice reform has established its own investigations capability with the appointment of a former police officer who has built up a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field.

The move enables Agencia to offer an enhanced service to clients including governments and departments, businesses in the UK and overseas and other organisations.

Agencia Investigations will be headed up by Ian Tyers who enjoyed a 30-year police career before launching his own business to provide investigative support to private clients, achieving considerable success in both loss prevention and recovery.

Ian was introduced to Agencia by Tim Holt, the company’s director of serious crime, and brings his expertise in developing sensitive intelligence as well as managing and directing routine and complex investigations into matters such as theft, fraud, counterfeiting, corruption and money laundering.

He said: “Among other things, Agencia Investigations will be helping clients internationally with the new markets that are going to be opening up, the new cultures that they will be dealing with and the need to be regulatory and legally compliant.

“We can also support companies in existing markets where changing circumstances might make them vulnerable to being drawn into a lack of compliance. The primary thing we offer is an investigation service that helps clients in business, governments or the third sector to combat risk, and help prevent loss and harm to people, profits and reputation.”

Agencia was formed more than 20 years ago and has become a specialist in delivering transformational health and justice programmes, having completed more than 450 projects in 20 countries worldwide and been appointed as a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion.

Helen Gibson, managing director of Agencia, said: “The challenges to public law enforcement are huge and tackling crime requires a more sophisticated approach. By engaging Ian, Agencia Investigations will add to what we are already doing in justice, policing and security and health and social care.

“We can look at organised crime, fraud, corruption and counterfeit products including medicines,  which is relevant to our health work. By helping businesses recover their losses – and by preventing those losses in the first place – we can help them improve productivity, with all the benefits that can bring for recruitment and investment plans as well as competitiveness.”

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