DIVERT – Police custody intervention

BGP are pleased to have provided a further Custody Intervention training course for the DIVERT programme. The five-day training course included custody legislation, emergency first aid, understanding emotional intelligence with practical interviewing exercises. The course concluded with a visit to a police custody suite. The feedback from all the delegates was outstanding and prepares the […]

Divert: Tackling violent crime at its roots

In an article in the Sunday Telegraph, Shaun Bailey a member of the London Assembly writes that ‘we need to deal with the underlying issues that push our young men towards gangs and criminality”. The full article can be found here. The article praises Divert, a London based youth diversion project, which is proving particularly […]

Crisis Management Training

We have recently conducted a programme of crisis management exercises for the staff and management of Millwall Community Trust. The training led the participants through a series of interactive situations, focusing on their response to two realistic situations that may be encountered by the trust and their personnel. This exercise tested existing policies and resilience, […]

2017 Corruption Index

Last week Transparency International published their Corruption Perception Index for 2017. New Zealand and Denmark ranked highest, with the UK ranked as joint 8th, along with Canada, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Western Europe was the best performing region, with the worst being Sub-Saharan Africa, followed by Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The full list with accompanying […]

Russian fraudster jailed for five years

A UK-based international fraudster has been brought to justice for a million-pound scam in a private criminal prosecution. Andrey Kulich was sentenced to five years at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud. The 51-year-old Russian was part of an organised criminal network based in the West Midlands, who carried […]

Crisis Management Training

We have recently conducted a further crisis management table top exercise for the senior UK management and crisis management team of the Marsh and McLennan Companies in London. The training utilised our immersive training platform LIMIT and led the participants through a series of interactive situations, focussing on their response to a corporate manslaughter incident. This exercise […]

Sailing sponsorship

BGP are proud to be sponsors of the 4.2 UK National sailing team, who recently sailed at Loctudy in France.  Sean Woodard won the 4.2 World trophy with all UK sailors achieving top 30 world rankings.  Teams came from around the globe, including China, France, Italy, South Africa, Macau, Ireland as well as the UK, […]

What happened to Madeleine McCann?

Some time ago, I travelled to Portugal to look at the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, and the circumstances surrounding it. My analysis, reasoning and conclusions are shown here. I am one of very few who continue to believe that Madeleine may still be alive. This document has been updated to reflect what […]

Travel warning

The following is an edited version of a worldwide travel warning sent out by the US State Department. Although it is provided primarily for the information of US citizens and companies, it is clear that the advice applies to all, and to any ‘western companies’.

The dark side of business travel

A new study, ‘The dark side of business travel: A media comments analysis’, by academics at the University of Surrey and Lund University, was published on the 6th March, and analyses first hand responses on the impacts that frequent business travel can have on individuals.