CoventBridge Group expands into Ireland

September 20, 2017 Blog Master


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CoventBridge Group expanded into Ireland in July 2017.  CoventBridge Group is a full service investigative firm delivering prompt and highly effective surveillance, claims investigation, and desktop social media intelligence reports.

CoventBridge Group (PRNewsFoto/CoventBridge Group)

CoventBridge Group offers “robust internal controls that ensure compliance to all legal and ethical standards in the counter fraud market,” according to Stephen Cook, Managing Director in charge of European executive functions for the group.

“We are delighted that Dublin resident Stephen Bothma, a market-leading surveillance expert, will direct our Irish operation. His local expertise and client-focused approach perfectly complements our state-of-the-art, proprietary investigative technology, GlobalTrak®.”

“As we expand our footprint in Europe and other markets, we remain diligent in obtaining actionable results that comply with all regulations, following a great deal of negative publicity regarding ‘back-door information’ being obtained by rogue operators. CoventBridge has a stellar reputation for obtaining results that mitigate losses and comply with all investigative guidelines. We use our centralised desktop social media intelligence function to time surveillance and obtain actionable video on an average of 85% of assignments, even in rural areas where we might have difficulty otherwise obtaining film,” Cook said.  “Leading this venture is, Mr. Bothma, a recognised, local expert, who has worked here for many years, developing deep partnerships that will benefit our clients doing business in Ireland.”

Ireland Operations Manager Stephen Bothma said, “I am truly delighted to have been invited onto what I believe is the most experienced management team in our industry. I look forward to delivering the quality of service I know the Irish insurance and law communities expect. With new resources at my disposal in field capability and desktop technology through CoventBridge’s GlobalTrak on-line portal, I look forward to raising the bar in investigative services for the insurance and law sectors.”

Dave Merrill, CoventBridge Group CEO, commented on the expansion. “As we expand our international footprint, Ireland was the next logical and strategic step to support existing European clients. This expansion demonstrates our willingness to invest in our customers, our people and our future. We remain committed to client needs and delivering the highest service as well as ethical standards. I believe the Irish insurance community will appreciate this professional approach to investigations.”

CoventBridge’s services include claims investigations, surveillance services, desktop social media intelligence reports and complex international investigations. For insurers wishing to streamline their investigative services into one consistent vendor-managed programme, CoventBridge can also provide scalable outsourcing alternatives, lowering expenses, allowing in-house management time to focus on core business.

CoventBridge is backed by the London based Harwood Capital LLP, part of the Harwood Capital Management Group.