To enable individuals and corporations to operate safely in all environments by delivering straightforward solutions to the complex challenges of protecting people, assets, brands and reputations.

Intro

The 3e team are specialists in data gathering, intelligence analysis, security management (physical and IT), surveillance / counter surveillance, cyber security and training.

Our ethos is to deliver optimal outcomes and high service levels, with an emphasis on integrity, discretion, empathy and efficiency. We provide professional services to (ultra) high net worth individuals, celebrities, politicians, public sector organisations, government departments, private sector firms and multi-national corporations.

Our operatives are all highly trained experts in their field, largely comprising former employees of specialised government agencies and ex-military personnel. They have experience of operating covertly and overtly in challenging environments. 3e gathers intelligence for clients thoroughly via the purposeful assessment of often dynamic situations, planning meticulously for the unexpected.

Our Offer

3e delivers expert and customised services globally. We are recognised for the quality of our investigation, intelligence analysis, surveillance, and security skills.

We will be there to provide the control and assurance that you need to carry on with your life or business uninterrupted by threats or risks.

Companies

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3e International offers excellent global services to private clients, corporations and family officers including investigation, surveillance and security.

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3e Intelligence works closely with insurance companies and we only use our own fully trained insurance investigators to combat fraudulent claims quickly and effectively.

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3e Private Investigators handle business and personal relationships, family, matrimonial cases from the highest profile to the most discreet. All cases are handled with tenacity, tact and empathy.

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3e Training nurtures fully skilled operatives through bespoke courses for Close Protection, Surveillance and Fire Arms. For the students who excel, employment opportunities are available within 3e.

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The Team

Daniel Dilks

CEO

Daniel established and developed 3e since 2008: working closely with private clients, industry leaders and regulatory authorities to understand the market’s challenges and commercial requirements, whilst developing the company’s priorities, resources and business model by directing his senior management team.

An early passion for client satisfaction and delivery provided the basis for the development of Daniel’s career; having operated within the challenging and competitive security/surveillance industry since 1995. Daniel has an impressive career, established due to his outstanding personal professionalism, which enabled him to operate at the highest levels within the domestic and international close protection/surveillance industry: Protecting the personal safety and professional reputations of high net worth individuals, celebrities and blue chip corporate clients.

Daniel provides 3e with an unrivalled combination of experience in operations, training, logistics, leadership and management. It has been these foundations that have resulted in 3e being appointed assignments commercially within: Europe, U.S.A., Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Cyprus, China, Nigeria, Russia, Slovakia and Monaco.

3e International - Enables people to operate safely in all environments by delivering straightforward solutions to the complex challenges of protecting people, assets, brands and reputation

3e Training - Close Protection, Surveillance and Fire Arms training courses

3e Intelligence - Insurance Fraud Investigations, Claimant Interviews, Desk Top Investigations and Surveillance

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Daniel Dilks

Daniel Dilks

CEO

Christine Dilks

HR & Legal Director

Christine has a wealth of business experience which spans forty years: encompassing the foundation, development and management of two companies with fifteen offices nationally. Christine was responsible for the setting up of each office and the subsequent training and on-going management of the same including creating bespoke vat and management accounting systems.

Christine joined Daniel in 2008 when 3e was in its infancy in a supporting role to assist in establishing and developing the company, putting in place an efficient working administrative system and team. She played a key role in the research and production of all marketing and promotional materials and all the necessary legislative contracts, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

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Christine Dilks

Christine Dilks

HR & Legal Director

Chris Evangelou

Global Operations Director

Chris initially developed his operational career in the commercial security sector prior to joining the British Intelligence Service. Since leaving the Government service as an operational officer he has delivered a range of risk management services in covert surveillance, counter surveillance, close protection, investigations and intelligence lead operations to market leading corporate and commercial companies, private clients and legal organisations, worldwide.

Chris combines his operational experience with an in-depth understanding of the private security industry to deliver bespoke risk management solutions that fully acknowledge the clients aims and objectives. Chris had worked alongside Daniel Dilks for over 15 years prior to joining 3e as Operations manager in 2011. As 3e spread its operations from the UK and Europe to incorporate offices in Canada and Cyprus, Chris became Global Operations Director in September 2014.

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Chris Evangelou

Chris Evangelou

Global Operations Director

Fred Finan

Risk Services / Strategic Solutions Director

Fred is a former member of both the British Military Intelligence and Intelligence Services. Since leaving the Government service he has been responsible for delivering high profile risk management and intelligence support to leading global organisations, blue chip clients, NGO’s and Governments. He has operational experience in over forty nine countries in investigations, fraud, compliance, brand protection, crisis and project management. He has gained valuable commercial experience of practical operational risk management delivery and a sound understanding of supporting client business objectives and sensitivities. Fred has worked with 3e for the past three years and joined the board in January 2015.

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Fred Finan

Fred Finan

Risk Services / Strategic Solutions Director

Tamara Makarenko

Senior Advisor

A former academic and intelligence consultant, Tamara has spent the last two decades establishing human source networks used to identify, trace, and assess the interplay between politics, business and illicit activities in frontier markets. During her early career, she was a regular advisor to public and private sector clients on related issues. Her exposure to some of the world’s most challenging business environments provided her with the foundation to develop the ‘shadow governance’ concept, used specifically to help clients navigate international expansion and growth.

Between 2004 and 2006, Tamara provided exclusive services to the private security industry; contracted specifically to design human intelligence and analytical structures for companies with extensive operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa. Tamara has been working with 3e for three years, advising on intelligence and political risks, specialising in helping clients identify growth opportunities in emerging and frontier markets, reducing exposure to political and governance risks, and managing operations through opaque and difficult environments.

Tamara is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (BA Political & Strategic Studies), the University of St. Andrews (M.Litt. International Security Studies), and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Ph.D. International Relations). She has published extensively over the years in academic and professional journals.

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Tamara Makarenko

Tamara Makarenko

Senior Advisor

Gary Blowers

Marketing & Strategy Director

As co-founder and managing partner of business consultancy VIVA, Gary helps businesses and people to be all they can be. With a strategic approach, he offers creative guidance in areas of marketing and development, keeping brand at the centre of every business decision.

As well as heading up VIVA, he sits on the board as non-exec director for three other companies, working closely with business leaders to bring about innovation to their operations.

Gary joined the 3e board in January 2015.

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Gary Blowers

Gary Blowers

Marketing & Strategy Director

Hannah Hayward

Corporate Development Director

Hannah has a Masters degree in International Management and an Honours degree in Law. Since graduating she has held a number of marketing and business development roles in the professional services and marine engineering sectors. In particular, she spent five formative years as business development manager for Fugro NV, an international offshore marine engineering firm. She relocated to Guernsey in 2012 where she has worked for a number of entrepreneurs.

Hannah also holds a directorship with the Government of Guernsey whereby she advises the eGambling Regulatory Body, part of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). In this role she specialises in advising eGaming operators at a strategic level, particularly as regards relocating offshore. This work draws extensively upon her network of professional advisory contacts in the legal and financial services sectors.

Hannah’s career has provided her with a valuable network of mentors and UHNW’s. She has very practical "hands on" operational experience and is used to working within diverse teams of strong individuals. Her principle focus within Grenadier is articulating strategy and business development for investee companies, and implementing the same where required as part of the business development team. Hannah joined the 3e board in March 2015.

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Hannah Hayward

Hannah Hayward

Corporate Development Director

Andrew Henton

Finance Director

Andrew qualified as a prize winning Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, where he specialised as a corporate tax adviser. Post qualification he moved HSBC Investment Bank to work as a corporate financier advising companies on mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings (including stock market flotations and secondary share issues). Frustrated at having to walk away from companies at the completion of a transaction, he subsequently joined the Baring English Growth Fund (“BEGF”) as a Partner. Sponsored by Baring Private Equity Partners, BEGF was a mid-market venture capital fund investing in privately owned high growth UK businesses.

Having spent ten years working in the City Andrew joined Close Brothers Group plc in 2001 in a principal investment role, supporting and reporting to the main board executive directors. In 2002 he was relocated to Guernsey to energise and integrate a series of acquisitions made offshore between 1999 and 2001. As Managing Director, he led the process by which 11 discrete companies in three jurisdictions were brought together to form Close Private Bank, delivering in the process a significant profits turnaround.

Following the acquisition of Close’s offshore operations by Kleinwort Benson, Andrew left that firm at the end of 2011 in order to pursue his ambition to work with and help develop high growth private companies. He was a founder of Grenadier Partners in 2014, and continues to act as an independent director on the boards of various listed funds and financial services companies. Andrew joined the 3e Board in March 2015.

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Andrew Henton

Andrew Henton

Finance Director

Clients

  • “I have worked with 3e on numerous occasions and have always found them to be responsive, professional and reliable. They are a class outfit at the top of their game.”

    Andrew Nugent Smith – Wragge & Co LLP
  • “I turned to 3e for surveillance services for a personal and highly sensitive matter. They were professional, efficient and pro-active. Their plans were explained thoroughly, and were not disappointing when put into action. They were in constant contact throughout, advising and making me feel comfortable during a tough time. I never expected to need 3e, but when I did, I was very glad to have that contact.”

    Michelle D. - Director/Head of Family Department/Solicitor at HCB Solicitors
  • “Given the nature of close protection and surveillance, you need experts with the ability to think outside of the box and adapt to any situation that may arise. This is what 3e do, not only are they immaculate in their planning and deployment, but they are able to adapt to what a situation may throw up at them.”

    John S. - Director, Solicitor and Registered Lawyer under the FA Football Agents
  • “I have had the good fortune to be introduced to 3e and found them to be exceptionally professional, hard-working and a top quality operation. Dan has been a pleasure to deal with and shows great leadership and direction in dealing with complex situations. I often recommended 3e to my clients and will continue to do so.”

    Jonathan T. - Bowline Capital Partners
  • “I have worked with 3e over the past few years and the level of professionalism and attention to detail is superb. I would never hesitate in instructing 3e as they have instilled in to each member of their team, the same, strong work ethic. Reliable, dependable and discreet – all the qualities of a discerning investigation and surveillance company.”

    Rupinder B. - Managing Director at Pinder Reaux & Associates Ltd
  • “I have had the pleasure of working with the team at 3e for the last year as a colleague within a family office environment.  I’ve found them to be extremely professional, diligent and reliable. They are true experts within the security sector and are widely respected by their peers. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

    Mathew W. - CFO at Private Family Office
  • “3e are hard-working and conscientious security and intelligence professional who has provided a very high level of service to me and my principals across multiple assignments. I would recommend him to others without hesitation.”

    Guy F. - Chief Investment Officer at Family Office
  • “3e International’s flexibility and ability to provide a genuinely bespoke and personally tailored service sets them apart from the rest.”

    JH Actor, London
  • “3e Group have on many occasions been our first port of call for specialist protective manpower for our high profile clients.”

    Peter Consterdine, MD Future Risk Management Ltd