Futurum supports its clients by providing specialised consultancy services and acting as a supporting partner by providing authoritative and confidential advice. This is made possible because the Futurum consultancy team consists of experts who have up to date knowledge and many years of operational experience at both a tactical and a strategic level behind them.
We offer consultancy in the following areas:
The protection of employees, company assets, investment and reputation is an essential requirement when operating in potentially unstable or hostile environments. Risk can present itself in many ways such as terrorism, kidnap and ransom, natural disasters or exposure to general crime. Futurum can help your organisation prepare for and manage the possible risks that could affect your personnel abroad. We can give support in the following areas:
Before investing in a project and deploying to a country we believe it is essential to review research into its political, social and economic situation. It may be currently politically stable, but if there should be a change of regime or political climate conditions a current assessment will identify existing or potential operating risks to you and your workers.
We consider a country individually together with an evaluation of its neighbours’ and allies’ influence. We appraise the risks associated with operating in that environment so that they may be understood and mitigated against. We examine the prevailing political and sociological landscape, potential threats posed and identify any crime-related issues that may impact on the safety and security of your organisation’s activities. Using this information Futurum will synthesise detailed risk assessments tailored to your needs.
Pre-deployment Briefing and Planning
All personnel deployed abroad should understand any associated risks and be familiar with preventative measures to be taken to reduce their likelihood of becoming caught up in threatening or critical incidents. We examine those risks in detail then talk your personnel through how to mitigate them while going about their business and day-to-day life. We deliver situational awareness training packages to help your personnel gain preparedness for the environments they may visit and the situations they may encounter.
A simple, well-developed and well-understood plan is the starting point for good crisis management and response. Futurum will help in the development of these plans. Topic covered include:
Futurum has well-established arrangements in place with local security experts with experience in operating in hostile areas. We help you develop and implement security plans ‘in country’ providing safety and reassurance to your personnel during their time there.
We have experts on the ground in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, and strategic partnerships in many other locations.
Futurum has a number of consultants who can be used to assist. They are highly experienced operational practitioners who have worked within UK Security agencies, UK Special Forces and at a senior level within the UK police dealing with kidnap and ransom cases. Our consultants have also conducted business and in many cases lived in all of the world’s habitable regions so are able to deliver training and advice based on real experience.
Financial crime can have a significant economic impact on a company and in some instances can result in unwanted media attention and reputational damage. Anti financial crime legislation and regulatory regime also impose strict requirements on companies to introduce preventative measures. Futurum Consultancy and Training can provide specialist support in both of these areas.
Our specialist consultants have a deep understanding of criminal behaviour and experience of investigating large, complex and global money laundering, corruption and fraud cases. Our experience has been gained working over many years with law enforcement and with the commercial and banking sectors.
Futurum’s expertise covers the UK Fraud Act, Bribery Act and Proceeds of Crime Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Futurum supports clients by reviewing their technical equipment needs and making recommendations for the most effective and cost effective equipment portfolio that meets operational requirements.
Our technical equipment expertise covers the following areas:
Covert operatives are at risk of experiencing symptoms caused by their activities in the role and may benefit from operational psychological support to allow them to sustain their participation in deep cover operations (see References 1 and 2).
Our confidential specialist human asset service offers: