Ian Watts


Ian Watts spent 30 years as a professional investigator of criminal and non-criminal matters with the UK MOD and as a private investigator . During this time he: identified and investigated numerous cases of fraud for the MOD, UN, Credit Card companies, Government Departments and commercial organisations saving millions of pounds through loss prevention, re-engineering and profit building strategies; investigated and managed the investigation of thousands of criminal offences including murder and terrorist shootings/bombings; serious losses to business and public sector departments and prepared business continuity and disaster recovery strategies.

He holds a Diploma in Management, Certificate in Security Management, NVQ Level 5 in Management (equivalent to Post Graduate level) and NVQ Assessor/Internal/External Verifier Awards. He is a member of the Institute of Management, the Security Institute, Institute of Professional Investigators, Institute for Learning and Survive.

Ian currently owns his own business, Lifelong Learning (London) International Ltd (LLLI Ltd), which provides high value, results focused security and loss prevention training, including cybercrime, fraud prevention, forensic accounting, money laundering, business continuity and disaster recovery and retail profit protection to private and public sector organisations. Training follows national standards devised by industry lead bodies where possible but where formal qualifications do not exist, Ian has developed training programs to a comparable standard. Where possible the LLLI’s training is bespoke to a client.

Ian has written over 20 non-fiction ebooks relating to disaster management and retail loss prevention. He will be publishing these over the next few months together with many others relating to security and loss prevention subjects.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
That depends on where I am. I have iPhone, iPad, Kindle and my laptop to read from but the one I use the most is my iPad because that's always with me.
Describe your desk
Most of the time you'd call it cluttered. When I'm working I like to have everything at my fingertips. I write non-fiction which often means I'm doing research as I write. I have reference material on my desk most of the time. The only time my desk is really tidy is when I've finished one job and am getting ready for the next.
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Where to find Ian Watts online


Disaster Management: An Introduction In How To Conduct Effective Disaster Planning, Response And Recovery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: British English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Corporate governance, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
An introduction to all aspects of disaster and emergency planning for managers new to the disciplines involved. The prompts and checklists will enable disaster and emergency managers to identify the areas and topics they need to consider in their organisations.

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