About Us.

Vestigo Consulting was created to support law enforcement and public sector authorities along with supporting private sector companies with training and consultancy in this complex, digital landscape. We are specialists in Internet Intelligence and Investigation. Our aim as a training and consultancy provider is to empower and enable you to operate safely, securely and effectively online during the Internet intelligence & investigation process.

Vestigo Consulting Ltd is part of the Investigo Group, which includes Internet Investigation Solution (IIS), founded in 2014, the company behind Long Arm® and OSAPP® investigation platforms.

With a team of operationally experienced practitioners who are all qualified trainers at the helm, Vestigo offers a great deal of value under one roof. Find out more by clicking one of the buttons below.

Our Facilities

Learn more about our facilities, the venue itself and what we can offer by just clicking here.

Our Team

Learn more about our team, who they are and where they’ve been by clicking here.

After Hours

Learn about the local area including what there is to see and do by clicking here.

Our Facilities

Vestigo Consulting provides several training courses delivered in our Liverpool City Centre facility. The training and conference rooms are fully furnished and equipped to the highest standard. We provide 100MB dedicated internet, all your IT equipment required to complete the course, on-site IT support and large 4K screens providing you with a state of the art audio and visual learning experience.

Alongside this, we also have a large breakout area for you to use, which includes kitchen facilities, tea and coffee, a pool table and a dartboard for you to use at your leisure.

Our Team

With a team of incredibly experienced investigators at the helm, Vestigo offers a great deal of value under one roof. Meet the team below…

Steve Manning

Steve Manning

Director of Training

Steve is for former Detective Constable with 17 years of experience with Cheshire Constabulary and one of the founders of Internet Investigation Solutions, the company behind the Long Arm® platform and parent company to Vestigo.

Steve is an operationally experienced internet investigator, having worked in covert policing roles for many years. Steve also worked as a Digital Forensics Investigator.

Steve is an experienced trainer specialising in III, RIPA

Outside of Vestigo and IIS, Steve is a keen Skier, Mountain Biker & Sea Kayaker with a love of the Sea and Mountains, but he can also hold his own in a round of Call of Duty Multiplayer (Xbox).

Neil Greenough

Neil Greenough

Lead Trainer

Neil is one of the most operationally experienced digital investigation practitioners out there, having retired from Lancashire Constabulary in January 2021.

Neil is a specialist in pretty much everything involving Digital Media and has put those skills to good effect as the Digital Media Coordinator in many major crime investigations over the last 15 years. Neil works with a ‘find a way’ attitude to problems which has helped convict many serious criminals. As the Lead Trainer for Vestigo, Neil is imparting all his knowledge, attitude and experience into our training courses and workshops.

Outside of work, Neil is a Gym hound, beer-drinking, live music lover with a lust for foreign travel. Neil is also a gamer but lacks skills in a COD free for all (Camper). Neil recently defected from PS4 to Xbox Series X.   

Mark Rowntree

Mark Rowntree

Senior Trainer

Mark is a former Police officer from Merseyside and Lancashire police with over 37 years of experience in law enforcement. Mark worked for many years as a Senior Intelligence Officer. Mark was a DMI and III Practitioner covering many high profile operations and investigations. Prior to joining Vestigo, Mark coordinated III Training and was the Long Arm® SPoC for Lancashire Constabulary

Mark joined Vestigo in March 2021 as a specialist III trainer, specialising in social media investigation. Mark is often found scouting new and upcoming social media sites identifying new techniques and methodology for training.

Outside of work, Mark loves spending time with his family and holidaying in the UK and abroad. Mark is running old school PS4 but doesn’t like to talk about it.

Dylan Kennedy

Dylan Kennedy

Senior Trainer

Dylan has 18 years of experience in law enforcement, is a former Assistant International Liaison Officer, and a Senior Officer in the UK’s leading law enforcement agencies. Dylan is a qualified PIP 2 Investigator and accredited analyst and has a background in surveillance and advanced interviewing techniques.

Dylan has drawn upon his experiences as an advanced level III practitioner, a Financial Investigator for a global correspondent bank and a secondment to the UK Financial Intelligence Unit to become a leader in combating International financial crime, bribery & corruption, and environmental crimes.

Dylan has recently provided commentary for The Guardian and the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) on the Pandora Papers leak and has given presentations to global audiences on financial corporate due diligence investigations.

Outside of work Dylan’s hobby is OSINT, Companies house and the Wayback Machine are his COD! Dylan is also secretly something of a heavy metal rock star.

Mark Newman

Mark Newman

Senior Trainer

Mark has 18 years of experience in law enforcement, a former Detective Constable of Greater Manchester Police. Mark worked in various roles ranging from uniformed and plainclothes policing, intelligence management, gang-related violence and covert investigations before transferring in 2016 to the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit. 

In the Regional Crime Unit, Mark continued his work in covert operations focusing his attention on the online exploitation of children.  The chief constable commended him for his tenacity and professionalism in bringing to justice over 170 sex offenders and safeguarding over 200 children over three years. 

Mark is in the final year of an MSc in Cyber Security & Intelligence at the University of Warwick and has ended his time in policing to work in cyberspace, particularly focusing on Dark Web & Cryptocurrency Investigations.

Outside of work, Mark can make a mean pizza and even does that spinny thing with the dough over his head. Mark sits in the PS5 camp, usually running around a map firing into thin air before rage quitting.

Kelly Manning

Kelly Manning

Vestigo Training Coordinator

Kelly is the person behind the emails and phone calls who keeps the machine oiled, ensuring the correct people are on the right courses on the right dates with the right information.

Kelly is responsible for coordinating all of the courses and training schedules and helping to keep Vestigo as flexible and helpful as possible to all of our clients.

Outside of work, Kelly likes to spend time with her children and dog whilst keeping Steve organised (professionally and personally). Kelly hates gaming and regrets buying Steve a new Xbox for Christmas.

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After Hours

Our training centre in Liverpool City Centre is well-placed to provide not only the best training experience but a rich and exciting cultural experience too.

Liverpool has something to suit everyone. The city has an eclectic array of entertainment, culture, historic and iconic places to visit. You will not be short of places to stay, eat and drink during your time with us.

Things to do in Liverpool.

With more museums and galleries than any other UK city, two premier league football teams, rich music history and food from around the world, the only problem you might have is choosing what to do.

Culture in Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool has several museums and galleries across the City Region. Whether you’re into maritime history, the world and its creatures, art, or even if you want to deep-sea dive into the history of Liverpool, you can find it all here

For more modern art, head over to FACT or Tate Liverpool, where you will find a mixture of traditional and contemporary art.

While you’re here, keep your head up and take in the breathtaking architecture of the city. Hop onto a tour bus or a walking tour.

Football in Liverpool

Football fan? We have two premier league sports teams. Whether you are red or blue, we have you covered.

Liverpool FC stadium tours

Everton FC stadium tours

Music in Liverpool

This city is alive with music, famous for those four lads that changed the music scene.

Liverpool is home to the Beatles, with lots of attractions, tours and a museum to visit. The Beatles Story can be found on the Albert Dock and covers the Beatles journey. 

Not only are we famous for the Beatles, but we also have one of the world’s finest Orchestra’s, independent music venues and hold some of the best festivals.

Find out more about Liverpool’s thriving music scene on Visit Liverpool.

Shopping in Liverpool

Liverpool scores highly in the rankings for shopping. We love to shop here, and we reckon you’ll be impressed.

We’re home to the only Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar for all the beauty lovers.

Liverpool ONE and the Met Quarter house the biggest high street fashion brands, while Bold street is a haven for those looking for vintage and independent shops.

Food and Drink in Liverpool

With food festivals, food halls, fine dining and fine wine, Liverpool’s food and drink scene is thriving and can be enjoyed in many quarters.

If you’re looking for places to eat, check out Visit Liverpool’s blog on the best restaurants, family favourites and cosy pubs.

Outdoor Spaces in Liverpool

More parks than Paris? A bold but true statement.

With two Grade I listed parks, Botanical gardens, Red Squirrel Reserve, beaches with miles of coastline and local nature reserves. Explore more of Liverpool’s outdoor spaces here.

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