Pinkerton boosts security consulting capacity with purchase of Poland-based IBBC Group

Pinkerton president Jack Zahran

Pinkerton president Jack Zahran

Pinkerton – the global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster right across the UK – has boosted its security consulting and investigative operations in mainland Europe with the acquisition of Poland-based IBBC Group.

IBBC Group is a well-known and highly respected risk management services provider mainly servicing a geographical area encompassing Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, the Ukraine and Russia.

This expansion in mainland Europe by Pinkerton extends its range of local services throughout the continent. The business is now offering global connectivity to resources that will help identify both physical and cyber threats impacting on business continuity.

The new Polish connection complements Pinkerton’s UK operations, where a team of security professionals provides a complete range of services to all areas of mainland Europe and Northern Eurasia, focusing on specialist areas of mitigating risk ranging from Intellectual Property protection and computer forensics through to crisis management and physical surveillance.

Making the announcement, Pinkerton president Jack Zahran said: “The risk landscape continues to change and evolve on a rapid basis. We recognised a need to expand our footprint in a way that enhances our ability to view risk holistically from a global standpoint. Acquiring the IBBC Group furthers Pinkerton’s ability to provide local services and solutions while leveraging resources from all over the world.”

Boasting a team of lawyers, investigators, analysts, IT engineers and experts from various industries, the IBBC Group offers clients complex consulting services and security solutions in all sectors, among them background screening, due diligence, business intelligence, crisis management, computer forensics and risk analysis.

Bartosz Pastuszka, director of the IBBC Group, commented: “We’re eager to partner with Pinkerton and align our resources in order to help clients more thoroughly protect their assets, people and brands.”

Expanding its presence throughout Europe further strengthens Pinkerton’s global network of experts that the agency can draw on to identify new and emerging threats that have the potential to prevent businesses from accomplishing their objectives.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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