Allegations of Bribery and Corruption

Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 is the UK law which aims to prevent and prosecute those involved in bribery. The Act sets out to control and underline what is right and wrong and combat the threats bribery poses.

Bribery is considered the act of offering, giving, promising, asking, agreeing, receiving or soliciting something of value for the purpose of influencing an action. Bribery goes both ways; you can be the individual offering the bribe or the person receiving a bribe.

Bribery does not necessarily have to be in cash form, it includes gifts, holidays, entertainment favours and hospitality. In essence, a bribe can be construed as anything the recipient views as valuable. 

ETCV is liable if an employee that performs services for the company pays a bribe to specifically get business, keep business, or gain a business advantage for the company.

Company Anti-Bribery Policy

The ETCV Compliance Manager is Micheal Glaire and he is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of this policy. You can contact him using the form below, anonymously if you prefer. Alternatively you can call him on his mobile 07909 612 221.

The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue adhere by a strict zero tolerance to the activities involved surrounding all bribery and corruption. 

Please see the link here for latest version of the company’s Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Policy

(If you have any questions please raise them with your line manager.)


Training will be provided to all staff during their induction regarding Anti-Bribery and Corruption and thereafter reviewed annually. On completion, you will be asked to sign a declaration to confirm the completion of such training and the acceptance to comply with this policy.

The training will encompass:

    1. the understanding of the company’s anti-bribery and corruption policy
    2. understanding the different types of bribery and the consequences involved with failing to prevent bribery.
    3. identifying the common indicators of a bribe

Reporting Corruption

An individual that reports certain types of wrongdoing is considered a whistleblower. As such you are protected by the law to prevent unfair treatment or loss of your job. You are able to raise your concern at any time about an incident if it has happened in the past, present or you believe will happen in the near future. To view complaints that count and do not count as whistleblowing please follow the following link – Whistleblowing

In a workplace envirnoment, professionalism and trust can cloak corruption meaning reporting activity can be difficult. To ensure corruption and bribery are reported effectively, consider the following steps:


    1. Gather as much evidence as possible – without justifiable proof of an individual(s) corrupt activities occurring, the case will likely be dismissed. The more proof you obtain of the corruption, the easier the investigation will be in handling the situation. At no point should you break other regulations to obtain evidence. Store all information in a secure location that the individual in question is least likely to access.
    2. Report the corruption to someone with authority. In the case with ETCV, filling out the form below will directly alert Mike Glaire, Managing Director, to ensure issues are dealt with the correct authority.
    3. Present all evidence in a professional manner. Showing too much emotion can sometimes be a mistake with the focus being placed on your reaction rather than the corruption in question.
    4. Keep up normal appearances. If you work with the person in question regularly and closely, it is important to act how you usually would around them so as not to raise their suspicions that you are aware of their activities.

Please include as much information as possible about the alleged offence to enable a thorough investigation.

After submitting a report

On receiving your information we will email you to confirm receipt, unless you have chosen to remain anonymous. The information you have provided will be kept confidentially and stored privately. All information supplied to us is treated as confidential.

If you have provided contact details, you may be contacted and invited to meet and discuss the issue further to obtain more details.

Once your information has been assessed, an investigation will be launched to handle the situation in a suitable manner.