Specialist Group International are a world renowned company providing 24/7 specialist rescue and underwater search & recovery  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 to safely deal with the following.


Specialist Rescue-Protestor Removal-Underwater Search & Recovery-Forensic Search


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. Peter is also qualified commercial diver, helicopter and fixed wing pilot.  


Protestor Removal 

Specialist Group International's protestor removal team are the only recognised and suitably qualified team in the United Kingdom with a fleet of specialist equipment and vehicles to back up their operations.


Specialist Group International (SGI) have carried out all of the major protestor removal operations since 1995. The Newbury Bypass, Honiton Bypass A30, Manchester Airport second runway, Crystal Palace, Birmingham Northern Relief Road (M6 Toll), A130 Essex, Bexhill relief road, Stapleton Allotments Bristol, Parliament Square, Palace of Westminster 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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Specialist rescue from height, water and confined space rescue for the emergency services



Police forensic search, investigations and cold case reviews

Forensic underwater search and recovery for the police. 

Protestor removal from structures,  confined spaces, maritime response and associated consultancy.



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