Act Boosts Whistleblowing Firm

The Birmingham Post (England), December 15, 2011 | Go to article overview

Act Boosts Whistleblowing Firm


A Midland firm which specialises in supporting whistleblowers is making no secret of its success on the back of new legislation.

InTouch has helped national and multinational organisations uncover fraud, theft and serious wrongdoing since launching in 2001 and has experienced a surge in new business since the UK Bribery Act came into force in July.

The company was established by directors John Wilson and Alasdair Edwards to help those at the top of organisations understand what is really going on in their business.

InTouch, which is based at the University of Warwick Science Park Business Innovation Centre on Blythe Valley Park, has gone on to build a strong client base which includes organisations across a wide range of sectors ranging from retailers to financial services, construction and manufacturing companies. Mr Edwards said InTouch's SpeakUp programme has helped companies save thousands of pounds over the last 12 months.

"Since the much publicised Bribery Act came into force, companies have been made to review their anti-corruption procedures which has led to us winning new business," he said.

"The SpeakUp programme is central to this business growth and is basically a whistleblowing hotline tailored to each client which allows employees to report misconduct directly to senior management anonymously. …

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