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EPIC shortlisted for Positive Social Impact Award as part of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2018

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EPIC shortlisted for Positive Social Impact Award as part of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2018. From EPIC’s conception to date, social responsibility has been centred at our core; through education and training, policy development and review, executive support, risk management and internal audit and forensic investigations, we are committed to improving lives by targeting the destructive impact of…

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Sky Bet launch responsible gambling campaign for EFL clubs

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“Leeds based online gambling operator Sky Bet has launched a new responsible gambling campaign designed to educate players and staff from every one of the 72 EFL clubs about gambling related harm. The programme, to be delivered by EPIC Risk Management, the leading independent harm minimisation consultancy in the UK, will launch across all clubs over the next season but…

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£2 stake cut on FOBTs

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Our CEO, Paul Buck, has just been on National Radio commenting on the announced £2 stake cut on FOBTs. EPIC are in favour of the stake reduction which was needed to protect vulnerable customers.  We also welcome the wider measures that Tracey Crouch has announced to help make gambling fairer and safer.  EPIC continue to work directly and practically with…

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Ex-SJP wealth adviser jailed for £800k client gamble

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A former St James’s Place (SJP) adviser has been jailed for defrauding clients of more than £800,000 to fund his gambling addiction. Mark Pickering was sentenced to 40 months in prison after he was found guilty of defrauding clients to place bets with Betfair in an account which accrued nearly £1.1 million of losses, the Nottingham Post reports. Judge James Sampson said eight clients were defrauded…

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EPIC Risk Management Annual Report 2016 – 2017

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Annual Report 2016 – 2017 I would like to welcome you to EPIC’s first annual  report. We pride ourselves on innovation and doing things differently. This is shown by the fact that our first annual report covers 18 months from January 2016 to June 2017! Paul Buck | Founder and Group CEO Download now

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Chelsea FC commission EPIC Risk Management to work with U/16, U18 and U/23 level players.

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Chelsea FC commission EPIC Risk Management to work with  U/16, U18 and U/23 level players. Following the high-profile work that EPIC Risk Management have been doing within professional rugby union and professional cricket over the last 12 months, Chelsea FC have this month commissioned them to deliver gambling awareness education to their elite academy squads at under 16, under 18…

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BDO Fraudtrack Report 2017

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BDO’s has now released its 14th FraudTrack report. Since 2003 they have been tracking fraud cases reported in publically available sources. FraudTrack includes all fraud cases valued at over £50,000 in the UK. “The significant increase in fraud is quite shocking, but I am not surprised that the second biggest reason for fraud is gambling. If left unchecked, compulsive gambling…

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Paul Buck is working with the Professional Cricketers’ Association to highlight the potential dangers

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Feature by the BBC “He was jailed for defrauding one of the biggest banks out of more than £400,000. He lost his job, his place in society and served time in prison – and all because of a pathological gambling addiction. Now, Paul Buck is working with the Professional Cricketers’ Association to highlight the potential dangers. He has been sharing…

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