What we do

Leading the way in incident investigation

Established in 2008 and servicing a world-wide client base, Matrix Risk Control (UK) Ltd specialises in all aspects of incident investigation and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) across a variety of sectors including Oil & Gas, Marine, Construction, Renewables, Manufacturing and Utilities. Our company strapline `leading the way in incident investigation` has been earned through our global reputation for providing a second to none responsive and professional investigative service and analysis of safety, quality, environmental incidents and equipment failures. Our experienced and expanding team also delivers a unique and powerful range of specialist training and support services designed to provide solutions for any organisation carrying operational risk who are keen to improve performance, heighten security and increase efficiency.


  • IOSH Incident Investigator’s Toolkit
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  • Why not have your people learn from the best in the business? The depth of our own training and investigative
    experience has convinced the Matrix team that the most solid foundation upon which to develop incident
    investigation skills is to learn the basics and thereafter follow a tried and tested standard investigation process.
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  • Investigation Team Leader’s Toolkit
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  • The ability of the investigation team leader to deliver the investigation within the terms of reference and to the satisfaction of the sponsor requires a particular skillset. Building on the 2 day Investigator`s Toolkit, this one day Investigation team leader’s toolkit has been designed by highly experienced senior investigators.
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  • Human Resource Investigator’s Toolkit
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  • Our one day Human Resource Investigation Toolkit has been designed with HR professionals in mind, with the objective of improving their investigative and interviewing skills and confidence when carrying out investigation into the various issues and incidents they may be faced with.
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  • Travel Safety & Awareness for Gap Year/Overseas Placement
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  • Matrix Risk Control has used our vast experience in crisis response and travel safety to develop a course specifically for young people going on gap years or placements abroad. We will show you how with a bit of knowledge and awareness of risks, you can avoid dangerous situations completely or when disaster does occur, know how to deal with it.
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  • Disruptive Passenger Training
  • This course aims to help organisation develop a preventive strategy based on increased awareness of passenger behaviour and among all employees of how staff will respond to disruptive acts, the implementation of a “Zero Tolerance” policy and the type of response and consequences to unruly behaviour.
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  • Matrix Short Courses
  • Intended for delivery in your workplace, our 4-hour short courses are intended to give your team a firm grounding in the subject matter, without taking them away from their core work for an extended period, and at a competitive price. 
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Day from Hell

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 was a landmark in law. For the first time, companies can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures amounting to a gross breach of their duty of care. Matrix challenges you to experience this fascinating and unique training event, guaranteed to provide you and your leadership team with a unique `Day from Hell’ experience.

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Case Studies

We have worked successfully across many sectors to meet the requirements of our clients. View these case studies to see how Matrix Risk Control can assist your business.

  • Aerospace
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  • Matrix were commissioned to conduct an efficiency review of the corporate incident investigation and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process.
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  • Construction
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  • Matrix were engaged by to deliver senior management awareness training on their responsibilities and duty of care under the Corporate Homicide legislation.
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  • Gas Pipeline
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  • Matrix were engaged by the Vice President HSE with responsibility for one of the world’s largest gas pipeline laying projects based in Australia. There was a need to develop and deliver a substantial safety training programme.
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  • Human Resources
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  • To perform an independent review of an internal grievance procedure investigation where an OIM had been suspended for bullying. The OIM was claiming that there were insufficient grounds for the suspension and his legal advisor was threatening a tribunal route.
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  • Oil & Gas
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  • Matrix were appointed to facilitate the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of a gas riser rupture which could very easily have led to a major explosion and potential loss of life on an offshore platform.
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  • Passenger Car Ferry
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  • To address the challenges for crews experiencing conflict situations with passengers, typically under the influence of alcohol.
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  • Water Treatment Plant
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  • To lead an investigation and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) into a major multi-million dollar equipment failure where a newly installed boiler had failed leading to major financial and operating consequences.
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Specialist Services

Through its law enforcement background and accreditation as senior investigating officers, Matrix has access to a unique cadre of specialist investigative consultants who can provide `live` support during a crisis if your organisation is faced with such a challenge. Further, in slow time they can pro-actively test your crisis readiness and preparedness for such an eventuality. Doing nothing is not an option and with our skillset and experience, tapping into Matrix is your solution….Your risk is our business.

Contact Us for Live Support 24/7 `Live Support` hotline 0800 408 1696

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  • Foreign travel and security measures
  • Cybercrime

  • Kidnap and Extortion
  • Emergency Response / Security


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Our Team

Matrix Risk Control

Specialists in all aspects of the investigation and analysis of safety, environmental, quality and equipment failure incidents. Our experienced team deliver a range of training and support services designed to assist organisations


Alan Smith


Alan is a former Detective Superintendent. With the portfolio for Major Crime Operations, he held the strategic lead within his Force for all Homicide and Kidnap Investigations. A unique, additional role was leading investigations into high profile major incidents within the North Sea Oil and Gas Sector. It was during these investigations that Alan identified a common skills gap in the ability of major organisations to perform basic incident investigation and analysis and thus understand why they suffer repeat failures.
In 2008, with the objective of plugging this skills gap, Alan co-founded Matrix Risk Control with their focus on helping organisations through both training and direct support to perform effective and professional incident investigations. Alan has built extensive personal experience as a Root Cause Analysis instructor globally and is often invited to deliver case study presentations from his past experience including the landmark 1988 Piper Alpha disaster where 167 men lost their lives.


Mhorvan Sherret


Mhorvan spent his early career as a serving Police Officer joining Grampian Police in 1976 and subsequently held senior roles in the management of a number of operations throughout the UK with responsibility for staffing, budgeting, technology and liaison with multi disciplined organisations. He also headed the National Covert Policing Methods and Surveillance Training Unit within the Crime Management Division at the Scottish Police College. He has particular expertise in cross functional team building and leadership with exposure to many critical incidents which required deployment within external Crisis Management Teams to ensure damage limitation and business continuity. In the private sector he has worked for a number of organisations in Crisis Management training development and delivery, with a particular emphasis on incident investigation, kidnap and ransom and counter terrorism . He is an accomplished instructor with an empathetic and understanding style. He has also spoken at a number of global events including the USA and Middle East. In his current role as Director he has developed a dynamic and interactive Corporate Manslaughter training 'experience' which has been acclaimed throughout industry.


Bill Beattie


Bill joined Matrix in January 2015 as CEO. He has 40 years experience in the construction and development industry rising to become the Chief Executive of a major Development and Construction Group with a turnover of £ 80 million and 350 direct employees.
He is a Chartered Surveyor, a Chartered Builder a Chartered Building Engineer and a Chartered Construction Manager. Having operated at a strategic level for many years Bill has joined Matrix at an exciting time and is well placed to drive the growth of Matrix as a global business.'


Jim Grimmer

Business Development Manager

Jim worked at Grampian Police for 20 years including roles in serious crime and major incident investigation. In 2005, he was awarded the ‘Iraq Reconstruction Medal’ following a year located in the Maysan Province of Iraq, mentoring the new Iraqi Police Service on behalf of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He has also worked in business development and general management roles within the oil and gas sector and joined Matrix Risk Control in February 2015. Jim is a graduate of Robert Gordon University (MCIPD)


Scott Bruce

Operations & Assurance Manager

Joining Matrix as part of their expansion and growth plans, Scott brings with him a wealth of experience borne from a career extending over thirty years in emergency response and incident management. His background has seen him working at senior executive level where he has participated in numerous operational deployments, exercises and live incidents providing the required skills to tackle issues aligned with national and international events. Scott’s experience has seen him operate in strategic, tactical and operational settings, sitting alongside Government agencies, legislative bodies and inside structured business partnerships within both public and private sector environments. An astute coach and mentor, he has also managed significant developmental projects and is passionate about delivering quality customer focussed services and products that meet and exceed client expectations.


Suzanne Proctor

Business Services

Providing financial, invoicing and payment support to Matrix Risk Control.


Craig Smith


Craig joined Matrix in January 2015. He is a former Grampian Police/Police Scotland officer having joined in 2007 where he worked within the Criminal Investigation Department gaining extensive investigation experience. His qualifications include PRINCE2 Project Management, Nebosh General Certificate and City & Guilds Level 3 accredited adult trainer.


John Richardson


John studied International Business & Economics at Aston Business School prior to joining Grampian Police in 2008 where he gained experience various areas of operational policing, including the Criminal Investigation Department. He joined Matrix in January 2015 as an Investigator/Trainer and holds an Open University Law degree, LLB(Hons)

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