As early as 1998, when the company was founded by Mr. Eckhard Neumann (sole owner and Managing Director), the focus was on international Risk Management projects as well as Pre-Employment Screening.
In 1999 and 2000 the company was additionally responsible for the active industry protection of an American high-tech corporation in Germany. In 2000 Mr. Neumann, received the award „Investigator of the Year“, awarded by the global association World Investigators Network for the completion of international projects to combat white-collar crime.
The data protection audit in 2002 demonstrably substantiated the quality awareness of the company. The years up to 2004 were mainly focused on project assignments in the areas of preventive Crisis Management and Anti-Counterfeiting as well as the development of the company‘s own Pre-Employment Screening concept.
Between 2004 and 2009, the company expanded its scope of services in the context of large-scale projects for renowned companies (mainly listed companies) in the so-called „emerging markets“, such as Russia, Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic as well as Algeria, Pakistan, Lebanon and Azerbaijan. From 2006 until 2008 SIGNUM Consulting GmbH was represented in Russia through the subsidiary 000 SIGNUM Consulting.
The intensified expansion of the international network of cooperation partners in more than 50 countries took mainly place in 2009 and 2010.
The following year, 2011, SIGNUM Consulting was successfully ISO-certified by TÜV Rheinland according to the ISO 9001:2008 regulations in the areas of Pre-Employment Screening, Due Diligence, Risk and Security Consultancy and International Service.
SIGNUM’s further significant step was the development of a PES platform for the secure and encrypted transfer of data, which can be made available to the clients. In 2014 SIGNUM was successfully re-certified for the next three years.
Between 2013 and 2015 SIGNUM gained a vast number of long-time engagements by renowned German and international clients as well as a permanent handling of international projects and became a market leader in Germany in the areas of Pre-Business and Pre-Employment Screening.