Perch Group launches new company Verify 

22nd August 2023

Debt purchase, collections and litigation specialist Perch Group has announced that launched a new company designed to offer clients in the utilities, financial services, and other specialist sectors a different approach to customer verification and reconnection.

The new company will be called Verify and is headed up by Managing Director Gary Jones and Karl Humphries as Director of Field Operations.

The company will offers a range of omni-channel, customer-centric services as part of Perch Group’s end-to-end offering across the debt lifecycle. Activities include recoveries, trace, field and temporary disconnection with WIRSAE accreditation to carry out temporary water disconnections and reconnections.

Andrew Bartle, Chief Commercial Officer at Perch Group, said “We had a vision to revolutionise the way utilities and financial services providers reconnect with their customers using a data-driven approach to everything from Customer Verification Visits to meter inspections and, where appropriate, temporary disconnections, while still putting the customer first. Bringing Gary and Karl on board and combining their experience with the wider Group’s data capabilities, compliance standards and entrepreneurial culture has allowed us to find smarter ways of working which save our clients time and money and reduce the hassle for customers. We are excited to finally launch Verify publicly and start building what I know will be a hugely successful and highly regarded business.” 

Perch Group CEO Craig Hinchliffe said “Verify may be new to the market but it is underpinned by a great team with great tech and a great infrastructure, which means that it can hit the ground running as a trusted supplier which clients can rely on to uphold the highest industry standards. And unlike many of its competitors, it’s starting with a modern platform that’s highly configurable to suit the ever-changing needs of clients and customers. I’m confident it’ll very quickly become a market leader in customer verification and reconnection as a key part of Perch Group’s end-to-end proposition.”