Case Studies

Case Studies

PROTECTIVE SECURITY ADVISORY WORK (FOR A CORPORATION IN THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY)
A multinational defence firm involved in a multi-year, multi-billion-pound building programme was reaching a critical point in its build process. Potential delays due to areas of non-compliance around a fixed security regulatory requirement would have cost tens of millions in production delays. Harquebus consultants with backgrounds in project management and protective security of Critical National Infrastructure were able to advise on a series of measures to ensure the regulatory requirements were met and the project proceeded on time without costly delays.


PROTECTIVE SECURITY ADVISORY WORK (FOR A CORPORATION IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY)
We have assisted architects and project managers in implementing effective security measures to cover a range of threats to new builds and Critical National Infrastructure from terrorism, single-issue extremism and civil disorder. We have consultants skilled in identifying vulnerabilities and recommending mitigation measures to ensure business resilience. In one specific billion-dollar project, we ensured the new build was not only protected against current threats but also against future threats which were identified through established and auditable scenario-generation techniques. Our protective measures were introduced in partnership with the architects to maintain the sponsor’s aesthetic vision.


WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS
Harquebus Investigations team delivered critical support to a multi-national project focussed on delivering credible evidence to the International Criminal Court against organisations and individuals involved in the conduct of war crimes.

Working in discrete profile in a hostile environment, our investigators conducted critical witness interviews and negotiated meaningful access to others. This work significantly strengthened the evidence portfolio to be presented to the Court.


ANTI-CORRUPTION AND DOPING INVESTIGATION (FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATION)
Harquebus consultants provided open-source and computer-forensics functions in a complex multinational investigation into allegations of doping and corruption within an international sports federation. Over the course of the year-long investigation, Harquebus consultants (using their experience from working in national intelligence agencies) uncovered evidence which proved the presence of systematic organised doping, mismanagement and corruption within the organisation.


HARQUEBUS INVESTIGATIVE CAPACITY
Harquebus provides specialist investigative services across industry and commerce within the UK and overseas. These currently include Banking, Commercial Property Management, Manufacturing, the Food and Drinks Industry and Law Practices. During a recent fraud investigation, we identified all elements of a UK wide criminal venture against our client, a major UK drinks company. We provided a forensic evidential package and security advice enabling the client to develop new working practices which will ensure that this fraud cannot be repeated.


POLICE TRAINING – SERIOUS AND ORGANISED CRIME
Harquebus consultants introduced an intelligence led policing system into an accession state in South East Europe, on behalf of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This program included writing the doctrine and training all elements of the system to the officers in the Serious and Organised Crime Department. Within the first months of employing the new skills, the Department successfully exploited important intelligence which led to the discovery and dismantling of the largest counterfeit tobacco plant in Europe.


INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION TRAINING (FOR A PARTNER STATE’S COAST GUARD AND NAVY)
A nation facing illegal maritime border-entry issues required its coastguard and navy patrols to upskill its intelligence collectors specialising in ship boarding to improve intelligence-led operations. Harquebus Human Intelligence (HUMINT) trainers are involved in a three-year programme to improve the effectiveness of the nation’s maritime-interdiction assets to address the growing prevalence of human and narcotics trafficking.


HARQUEBUS TRAINING TO UK DEFENCE
Harquebus provides specialist intelligence training as a contractorised service with UK Defence.


INTELLIGENCE DOCTRINE WRITING (FOR UK MINISTRY OF DEFENCE)
Harquebus consultants were commissioned by the UK MOD to write the doctrine for a newly invoked critical aspect of the intelligence function. This doctrine will inform future structures, new capabilities and methods of operation of British Armed Forces on future expeditionary operations.


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