|A firm of corporate investigators|
GPW is one of a handful of boutiques in London that specialise in business intelligence, conducting investigations for companies or private equity houses probing their bid targets or potential business partners. It is common for these firms to appoint well-connected individuals to their board, in the hope that they will help to win business. The sleuthing industry recruits heavily from the intelligence services. One firm, Hakluyt, is staffed almost entirely by ex-intelligence staff.
- Liz Chong Ex-MI6 man spies opening as head of GPW The Times, 10 April 2006