What our clients say


Dentons and KCS have a long history of working together and we are proud to have them as strategic risk intelligence partners. They routinely provide our clients with high quality services intelligence reports faster and more cost effectively than their competition. In particular, their ability to conduct discrete non-conventional due diligence reporting has been highly valuable to clients who want to better understand their current or prospective business partners without causing offence or jeopardising a valuable commercial deal. There is not a country or highly sensitive circumstance I have come across yet where Stuart and his team have not been able to deliver. That is rare in this field.

Andrew Cheung
General Counsel, Dentons

Stuart is a unique strategist with a difficult to find understanding of grey area dynamics and how they impact business objectives in volatile environments. Current, resourceful, reliable and always keen to stay ahead of the curve of his customers' demands. Extremely reliable and responsive to customer requirements.

Nabil Erian
Chief Security Officer, CTC International

I have worked with KCS Group Europe for the better part of twenty years and have always found them to be a reliable provider of impeccable and game-changing intelligence services. The firm at which I was CEO for much of this time has engaged KCS to support a wide variety of projects in both corporate intelligence services and proactive cyber defence including, but not limited to, market entry in the former Soviet states, due diligence on prospective business partners and discovery of a criminal gang using illegal Internet domains in an attempt to defraud the company. In each eventuality KCS succeeded in identifying issues of concern, evidence of illegal behaviour, or potential risks which could damage the name and integrity of the company and its business.

Indeed, in one cross-European dispute, KCS were indirectly responsible for achieving a £4m settlement in our favour at a project fee of only 20,000 Euros.

I have always found KCS to offer intelligence products and services of a much higher quality than their larger competitors but at a much more agreeable price.

I would recommend them to any firm looking for assistance in the security or intelligence arenas.

Ulf Henriksson
Transformation Leader, Dematic

I have instructed KCS Group Europe on a number of occasions in the past decade and have always found them to be an organisation of the highest integrity, credibility and professionalism. My use for their services has been focused primarily in Russia and Eastern Europe in terms of establishing new relationships with suitable players in industry, and investigating 'behind the curtain' of the governments and business environment of these countries to ensure that the two leading multinational technology companies, at which I held senior management positions, would not fall foul of any persons with a hidden agenda, or unspoken expectations of bribery and the like.

When KCS report in you always have confidence that the intelligence is reliable, actionable, and unique. The Group has access to networks and sources worldwide on an unparalleled scale and depth that we could not have managed without.

I consider KCS to be a vital partner in such work and their contribution to making our Eastern European ventures so successful cannot be understated.

Anthony Gajadharsingh

Stuart Poole-Robb is one of those people that one occasionally meets during the course of a lifetime, who is utterly trustworthy. He has total integrity and that is extremely rare. As a graphologist of 60 years standing I can vouch for this fact.

Integrity consists of various levels of strength and it is rare to find someone whose character is absolute in this direction.

Erik Rees
Consultant Graphologist, Private Practice

I'm delighted to place on record the fact that I have worked with Stuart and KCS for some years now and have been deeply impressed by their capabilities, knowledge base and incisive analysis across the board.

John Dalby
General Manager, Sovereign Ferries Ltd

Stuart's work is clearly presented and demonstrative of well-developed skill sets in strategy, planning and tactics. He evidences a clear grasp of the issues and can simultaneously plan at the micro and macro levels.

Robert Densmore
Curate, Church of England

I have used the KCS Group for a number of years both in an advisory capacity and also to better inform StrategicRISK readers on a broad range of issues such as cyber, kidnap and ransom, political instability, and corporate behaviour. I find Stuart Poole-Robb and his team to be exceptionally well informed and insightful no matter the issue or geographical region discussed and they impart the type of sage advice which always makes sense yet is sometimes overlooked by others. KCS's expertise is evident in everything it does which is why our relationship with the business continues to go from strength to strength.

Mike Jones
Editor, StrategicRISK

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