Specialist Group International are a world renowned company providing 24/7 specialist rescue response to police, fire and other government agencies with a highly disciplined professional team and an arsenal of cutting edge equipment. The team have a vast amount of assets at its disposal including a fleet of boats, specialist vehicles, helicopter, underwater search team and a vast array of technical rescue and specialist search equipment.


Specialist Group International (SGI) was formed in 1995 by Peter Faulding the Chief Executive. Peter is a world leading confined space rescue and forensic search specialist, he is a registered expert with the National Crime Agency- Specialist Operations Centre and has been brought in to assist in the investigation of many cold cases and has located human remains and evidence that have gone undetected for years in some of the most remote locations on land and underwater.  Peter is a qualified commercial diver, helicopter pilot and also holds a United States FAA pilots license for a Cirrus perspective advanced fixed wing aircraft.


Peter has worked on many high profile missing person and no body murder investigations including the serial killer Peter Tobin, Linda Razzell, April Jones and the mystery death of MI6 officer Gareth Williams and many more. He has worked with overseas police forces and presents extensively on "No Body murder".  He has trained police search advisers and the military at the police National Search Centre. Peter has been a guest of the United States Secret Service and presented to their specialist teams, the US military and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at their training school in Quantico Virginia, USA.


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Protester Removal 


In the 90's environmental protesters started to disrupt road building, runway expansion and infrastructure projects costing the UK Government and the private sector millions due to the disruption caused. With a reputation in the field of specialist rescue Peter Faulding was called in by the authorities in to plan and safely remove enviromental protesters from a network of tunnels along the proposed route of the Newbury Bypass in 1996, over the years Peter developed the safe techniques that are required to ensure safety remove protesters from any situation on land or sea.


Specialist Group International have carried out all of the major protester removal operations on  since 1995, Newbury Bypass, Honiton Bypass A30, Manchester Airport second runway, Crystal Palace development, Birmingham Northern Relief Road (M6 Toll), A130 Essex, Bexhill relief road, Stapleton Allotments Bristol, Parliament Square, Palace of Westminster during the Pope's visit and specialist maritime operations. 


Peter was the key adviser to the Home Office working group "Policing of Environmental Protest" and still remains the subject expert that authorities and major infrastructure projects seek advice from. He has advised the US, German, Dutch and Swedish authorities on the subject. Since 1995 to the current day SGI are the team that are called in to safely remove protesters that are tunnelled deep underground, perched in trees, on high structures or maritime operations. Specialist Group International have maintained a 100% safety record from 1995 to the current day preventing reputational damage to the client. Specialist Group International work closely with the Health & Safety Executive to ensure compliance.


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