EPIC (Ex Police in Industry and Commerce) is the only business networking organisation exclusively for former police officers and police staff who, having left the service, have either started their own business or are now employed in the commercial sector.
Choosing who to do business with can be a minefield. People do not know where to go, or who to trust and the last thing they want to do is pick someone at random with no prior knowledge of their reliability.
So, in order to inspire customer confidence, we ensure that all our members are vetted; we are proud to declare that an EPIC member’s ‘Integrity is Assured’.
EPIC was founded in 1979 by the late Arthur Rees CBE QPM MA DL, formerly Chief Constable of Staffordshire and Denbighshire and a former Welsh International R.U. flanker.
In 2011 EPIC became a limited company known as EPIC (INTEGRITY ASSURED) LTD and continues to evolve and develop to meet the changing needs of its members and of society as a whole.
Membership is open to police officers and police staff from Home Office Forces and government run security and investigation services who, on leaving become, or intend to become, engaged within business, industry or commerce.
EPIC has a growing membership whose ranks, when serving, ranged from Constable to Chief Constable and general support staff to the highly specialist. Many are self-employed, owning their own companies or providing consultancy services and others are leading practitioners in their fields and employed by major companies.
The current Patron is Sir Peter Fahy, QPM. Chief Constable Greater Manchester Police, (Retired)
We welcome serving police officers and police staff who are due to retire or leave the service in the next 2 years or have retired or left the service and can produce the relevant certificate of service. All applicants must agree to a vetting process to assure their integrity both in their professional and personal lives.
Membership is also open to personnel from HM Government security and investigation services.
Annual membership is currently only £96 and benefits include:
- Access to regional business networking seminars
- Access to EPIC membership to develop business and networking opportunities
- Access to professional advice to assist in developing your business
- Public contact to your business from the EPIC website
- Use of EPIC logo on stationery and business websites