The Cotswold Group is the UK and Europe’s leading Investigation Company providing exceptional results through its specialist investigation and intelligence services.
It specialises in intelligence led fraud and liability investigations across the public and private sector, working for a range of industries, including some of the world's largest insurance companies, corporate businesses and local authorities.
The Absolute Partnership was founded by industry experts David Beardsworth and Nigel Strongitharm in 2004 and has developed a leading position in the provision of investigation services to the UK’s insurance market. It is particularly advanced in its application of digital solutions to the market’s needs.
The acquisition will significantly strengthen the strategic development of Cotswold’s investigations capability, allowing it to embed increased intelligence offerings into its service portfolio and introduce these offerings as part of its existing solutions based contracts.
Matthew Cantle, CEO of The Cotswold Group, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome the Absolute team to Cotswold and expect them to make a real difference to our business. We believe their innovation, leadership, extensive client base and track record of delivery in this highly specialist area will underpin our offering here in the UK and overseas.”
Bill McCarthy, CEO of The Absolute Partnership, commented: “We are very excited about the opportunities for our employees and our customers through becoming part of the Cotswold family. The opportunity to create a major force in investigation services and to work with the Cotswold team is an extremely exciting prospect.”