Counter Espionage Scotland

Businesses operate successfully in a competitive market by having something unique. Whether it’s a product idea, process or market research data, the information you use to set your business above the rest is valuable to your competitors. All companies have their own trade secrets: the unique ideas that put bread on the table. For every secret sauce, however, there are competitors trying to recreate your recipe or even steal it from you. All businesses gather intelligence about their competitors, but stealing intellectual property crosses the boundary from rivalry to criminality. 

Dion International, a leading investigations company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We offer a bespoke investigation service to each new and existing client throughout Scotland the UK and abroad. Our professional and highly experienced surveillance investigators are specially selected from a rigorous selection process, we have a high number of ex British military and government agency personnel within the company who bring their own individual experiences from decades of working in some of the most challenging environments around the globe.

Many people think of corporate espionage, or industrial espionage, as a dangerous drama that happens only at the highest levels of major companies. This misconception often leaves smaller businesses unprotected, assuming their secrets aren’t valuable enough to steal. Most often, an industrial spy is hired by a competitor to gain access to your sensitive information. Spies use covert methods of attack such as computer hacking or going undercover, making them hard to spot.


Counter espionage services encompass a variety of specialised offerings that focus on protecting organisations from threats. Our services, when effectively deployed, provide a robust defence against various threats that an organisation might face.


As a company owner, it can be difficult to know how to investigate employees safely and without damaging a valued working relationship. If your employee is showing signs that they might be trading corporate secrets, it is important to be able to investigate discreetly, without making it common knowledge and alerting the suspect. Dion International is equipped with specialised knowledge to support a proportional response to any suspected corporate or industrial espionage.

As Scotland’s experts in covert surveillance, allowing us to track suspected employees to ascertain their movements. By using an accredited company, specialising in corporate investigations, you get high-quality evidence without personal risk. Corporate investigation services may also include bug sweeping. This is a method of searching for hidden monitoring devices such as microphones and cameras, that record confidential information or trade secrets.

It’s important to ensure that you protect your business and that all employees maintain the highest standards of security. Make clear that it is a collective responsibility to protect the company from outside aggressors, and that everyone needs to be vigilant. Set up basic protocols for storing laptops, memory sticks and hard drives and ensure employees do not leave these unattended. Install security checkpoints at various points throughout the premises and ask all guests to sign in at reception. At Dion international, we offer our clients access to lie detector testing. In a case of suspected corporate espionage, it may be helpful to rule out the involvement of certain colleagues by using this bio-metric test.


Dion International, are a leading private investigation and intelligence company based in Scotland that provides counter espionage services for commercial and corporate clients around the world. Our professional private investigators in Scotland are specially selected from a rigorous selection process, we have a high number of ex British military and government agency personnel within the company who bring their own individual experiences from decades of working in some of the most challenging environments around the globe, thus enabling us to handpick the correct skill set of expert investigators to competently conduct your investigation.

Our investigators have extensive knowledge of Scotland and cover localities, such as Edinburgh, Stranraer, Glasgow, Stirling, Fife, Perth, Dundee, Oban, Aberdeen, The Scottish Borders and Inverness.


No two cases are the same and therefore after your free consultation, we will provide you with an estimate built around a number of factors such as, the task complexity, number of investigators required, hours, location and other special requirements and thus why it cannot be generalised. Please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can be of service to you.
Thank you very much for expressing your interest in our services. It is our pleasure to provide you with exceptional and professional covert investigation services in Scotland. We prioritise the well-being and protection of our operatives, and thus, we cannot compromise our values regarding bargaining. Our aim is always to deliver the highest quality services, with a team of highly competent investigators who are dedicated to ensuring that we meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Thank you once again for your consideration, and we look forward to the opportunity of working with you.
Yes, A full report is provided with photographs and a section of writing explaining what has occurred during the allocated time. Please be advised, if extra editing is required, ie video, an additional fee is applied to the final invoice.