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SJ Group International

Kidnap and extortion, risk management and incident response

Providing leading expertise in kidnap, extortion, risk management, and response training. Bespoke negotiation and security services, directed by Nick Shah OBE

What we do

SJ Group International provides organisations and high net worth individuals with expert kidnap and extortion risk management and incident response.

Our team has a 100% success rate over more than 1000 international kidnap and extortion incidents.  We provide impartial expert advice, discrete security consulting, and direct access to some of the world's leading risk management and incident response experts.

 

Founder and director Nick Shah is one of the world's leading risk and investigation managers with over 30 years of international experience. As a member of the UK's Anti-Kidnap and Extortion Unit, he was directly involved in the operational and strategic management of investigations in the UK and overseas. He has advised on UK Government CoBRA committees. He is also the author of numerous international strategic publications, including the United Nations Manual of Guidance in Kidnap and Extortion.

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We deliver only the absolute best in incident planning and response, so the associated risks never crystallise

Kidnap and extortion
prevention and response

Our team has extensive international experience in the field of kidnap prevention and response. We are the leading experts in facilitating crisis management, crisis communications and government and law enforcement coordination.

Corporate and high net
worth security

We cater to individuals and organisations seeking bespoke security solutions. We can facilitate risk assessments, physical security solutions, threat monitoring and crisis management. We ensure our clients have appropriate measures in place, well-defined procedures and effective response.

Training
and consulting

We provide workshops designed to impart the skills required to prevent and respond to incidents. Our instruction includes overall incident management, risk assessment and extortion communication. We can also train clients on the structure of kidnappings, and teach effective coping mechanisms to minimise psychological impact.

Our services

We provide expert impartial advice, discrete security consulting, and direct access to some of the world's leading risk management and kidnap response experts.

Response

Training

Planning

Corporate

Security

High net worth
Security

Our team

Nick Shah, author of the UN Manual for Counter Kidnapping and Extortion and ex-Principal Officer of the National Crime Agency in the African region, was recognised with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2019.

Nick Shah, author of the UN Manual for Counter Kidnapping and Extortion and ex-Principal Officer of the National Crime Agency in the African region, was recognised with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2019.
He founded the SJ Group to provide high-quality security, negotiation and crisis management expertise. Our team includes some most experienced military, police and private sector experts, collected by Nick throughout his 30-year career. 

SJ Group has completed numerous international deployments to respond to kidnaps and extortion threats, sometimes in hostile environments. We have previously represented the UK Government and intergovernmental agencies such as the EU and UN at international forums. These forums focused on developing strategic programmes to counter threats from serious and organised crime. If we can be of service, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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