Staff numbers at a Cardiff-based software anti-piracy and compliance specialist have soared from six to 65 in just five years helping experts recover millions for at-risk businesses worldwide.
CJCH Consulting is celebrating after seeing unprecedented growth across its specialist teams, client base, and amount recovered for clients since launching in 2014.
The consulting firm, which supports businesses in tackling software and copyright infringement globally, has added a raft of sought-after legal talent to its teams.
This includes renowned licence compliance expert Andy Clarkson, who was the former global head of anti-piracy and licence compliance for Dassault Systems, as a Specialist Executive Consultant.
Along with former Metropolitan Police specialist in intellectual property and fraud Antony Crampton as its Compliance and Investigations Director.
This rapid growth has been reflected in the amount CJCH Consulting has recovered for its clients during the same period, with recovered funds up from €13 million in 2015 to over €36 million in 2018.
On the unprecedented success of the specialist division, head of consultancy Stephen Clarke said he was extremely proud and attributed the impressive results to his talented teams and “mutual trust between ourselves and our clients”.
He said: “As head of the consultancy program and having been involved from its origins I am extremely pleased at the significant growth that has taken place and how quickly success has been achieved.
“The key to this has been flexibility in approach, and an attitude and willingness to appreciate that in order to succeed every party has to feel that they have come out of it with a good deal.
“This coupled with the increased awareness by businesses of the potential from a well-run licence compliance program has led to our growth and success.
“I believe the benefit of having a well-trained and enthusiastic staff coupled with mutual trust between ourselves and our clients has been the core to our growth and success and we look forward to seeing what the future brings.”
Thanks to its rapid growth, CJCH Consulting has also expanded its operations significantly from a single compliance department in 2014, to include a research, training, IT investigations, business intelligence, and artificial intelligence departments, along with the expansion of its intellectual property legal team.