Nova Risk Management (part of is one of the UK’s leading background screening organisation's,  an accredited provider of vetting (pre-employment screening) and corporate due diligence investigation services to the public, private and third sector. We have been delivering these services since 1999 and have built up a reputation for excellence and outstanding customer service. Your background screening partner and primary choice of vetting outsourcing in the UK.

Nova Risk Management is accredited to NSi Gold Status


Criminality Checks

We carry out, Enhanced, Standard and Basic Criminality checks for organisations needing to comply with the law, fulfill their recruitment criteria, or meet governance requirements. Criminality checks can help you to recruit the right people and may be a legal requirement for certain roles.

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BS7858 Security Screening

This British Standard gives recommendations for the security screening of individuals to be employed in an environment where the security and/or safety of people, goods and services, personal data or property is a requirement of the employing organization's operations and/or where such security screening is in the public and/or corporate interest.

Our BS7858 service has achieved NSi Gold status.

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We carry out Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) level screening which is mandatory for all entry-level government positions. Both the Cabinet Office and the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) recognise the importance not only of pre-employment vetting but also of enlisting an appropriate organisation to conduct it (especially if the correct types of checks cannot be conducted in-house).

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Our Services

We offer a range of background checks designed to help organisations meet the industry standards and governance requirements such as ISO 27001 (for Information Security), SIA, PCI DSS, FSA compliance etc.

Our background checks include:

    • Credit searches;
      • Bankruptcy;
      • Insolvency;
      • CCJs;
    • Credit rating/score
    • FSA Vetting
    • Employment references;
    • Employment history
    • Residential history;
    • Right to work
    • Education history
    • Qualifications
    • Professional Qualifications
    • Driving history and convictions
    • Directorships
    • Sanction checks
    • Passport and Driving License validation checks
    • International Vetting
    • Global Checks
    • Internet and Media Checks
    • Company Checks
    • Bespoke services

Contact our office for advice on 08450 217634

Vetting News

CRB Rebranded - DBS

As of 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) merges with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to form the all new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

New BS7858: 2012

The new version of BS7858:2012 is published to be applied by 1st May 2013 with significant amendments and updates.

Nova Introduces International Vetting

Nova Risk Management introduces International Vetting services including overseas criminality checks and employment verification.