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London, United Kingdom, 2007/02/19 - Drakes Group (“Drakes”), the UK’s leading civil enforcement agency, has today engaged Rockpools to audit its ethical governance framework.
Gareth Hughes, Drakes’ Finance Director, said: “Drakes performs an important public service in collecting unpaid fines for local and central government. We hope to increase public confidence in the industry by demonstrating the highest standards of ethical behaviour.
“The Rockpools team will assist us in reaching this goal through an honest, transparent and rigorous audit of our practices,” he said.
Claer Lloyd-Jones, Rockpools partner and ethical governance expert, said: “We are delighted to be invited by Drakes to review its ethical framework. High ethical standards are the cornerstone of good governance, and can lead to improvements in both an organisation’s performance and its delivery of services.
“We will examine all areas of Drakes’ operations to determine the robustness of its ethical framework, using nationally recognised standards as our benchmark. We hope to work with Drakes over the long term, as part of its continuous development programme,” she said.
Drakes (drakesgroup.com) collects unpaid court fines on behalf of Her Majesty’s Courts Service, unpaid child maintenance on behalf of the Child Support Agency, and unpaid parking penalties on behalf of local authorities and Transport for London. Drakes also executes arrest warrants for courts and local authorities. Under the banner of the National Enforcement Agency (NEA), Drakes are also the leader in multi-agency and ANPR operations.
Rockpools’ rapidly growing ethical governance practice provides consultancy services to the public, not for profit and private sectors, working in partnership with organisations to develop effective ethical frameworks. Rockpools also offer a range of innovative e-enabled services to assist organisations to attract, develop and manage their top teams, including recruitment, interim management, selection and assessment, coaching, mentoring, leadership, top team development and strategic HR advice and partnerships.