Former RAF logistics specialist Guy Brindle has set up a private investigation business following support from the Convergence project Active Plus.
Good Guy Investigations brings together a network of private investigators around the world to take on assignments ranging from neighbourhood and background checks, process serving and mystery shopper to brand enforcement, hidden asset searches and tracing missing persons.
Brindle had previously worked in security in New Zealand. Now living in Cornwall he was out of work and got referred to Active Plus by his local Jobcentre.
Active Plus receives ESF Convergence investment via Cornwall Works 50+. It targets people aged over 50 and out of work aiming to give them confidence and skills to support them in finding a job or setting up a business and develops combat veterans to lead and deliver the courses.
Brindle said: “The course as a whole wasn’t wholly geared to me as I already had an idea about setting up this business, but there were parts that were very, very good – for instance interview techniques and body language which were taught by a combat veteran who had served in Iraq.
“Those are ideal skills for the business I am now in so I thought that was great and the course gave me that little bit more confidence and motivation to get on my feet.”
Mark Yeoman, head of ESF Convergence Communications, added: “The economic future of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be built on business growth. It is great to see ESF Convergence playing an important role in the establishment of this exciting new business.”