Bell Yard has been hired by organisations finding themselves subject to sizeable fraud at the hands of employees. We work with the company, its financial and legal advisors, to prepare scripts for public disclosure of losses to clients and other important stakeholders. Where prudent, we update the facts along the way to take account of the results of internal investigations or those of the Police. We also handled the resultant media interest, as far as the constraints of criminal prosecutions allow.
For the victim organisation, the big challenge in such situations is the pressure to communicate despite not all the facts yet being known. The future can look uncertain so public engagement is delicate.
The communications objective is to reassure, set out the context, and demonstrate control has been reestablished. Processes and procedures may need to be, and seen to be, tightened. Naturally, the end goal is to restore trust among critical audiences. Providing a professional pathway during challenging times is Bell Yard’s forte.