About Us

About Us

We're changing the way organizations look at risk management

Industry-leading organizations, top-tier consulting firms and growth-oriented business leaders have begun to acknowledge an alternative perspective on ERM.
When done properly, Enterprise Risk Management drives strategic value, competitive advantage and business growth.

1987

Year we were founded

6

Product streams

100+

Members in our team

20+

Countries using our products

Our Approach

Customer oriented

We continuously deliver value to our customers, employees and shareholders by providing the most proven, innovative Enterprise Risk Management software available anywhere.

The human element

What's our secret? Great people.

We continuously invest in our team and believe that as a team we are capable of building the solutions that our customers love and have loved for over 20 years.

Our history

1987
Strategic Thought Group (STG) founded as a specialist technology company
1987
2001
STG launches Active Risk Manager (ARM) - the world's first web-based Enterprise Risk Management software
2001
2004
STG opens US headquarters in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area
2004
2005
STG becomes listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, ticker symbol STR
2005
2005
STG acquires Line International and RisGen and incorporates their functionality into ARM
2005
2008
STG is awarded Microsoft Gold Business Partner status
2008
2008
STG expands into new EMEA headquarters in Maidenhead, West of London
2008
2008
STG divest its non-risk related consulting business to focus on Enterprise Risk Management software and services
2008
2009
ARM called as having the best value proposition for ERM by Forrester
2009
STG launches ARM 4 and Collaborative Workshop Solution, which captures risks and opportunities at the source and integrates with ARM
2010
Customers using Active Risk Manager become nominated for over 20 international awards in risk management
2010
2010
STG featured in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Risk Management
2010
2010
Active Risk Manager (ARM) wins "Risk Management Application of the Year" at the Risk Management Awards
2010
2011
STG changes name to Active Risk
2011
2012
Active Risk opens new office in Sydney, Australia
2012
2013
Active Risk acquire by Sword Group and become Sword Active Risk
2013
2015
Sword Active Risk receives GRC innovation Award for ARM RiskExpress
2015
2016
Active Risk Manager becomes available on G-Cloud
2016
2017
Sword Active Risk launch 'SNAPPit' - the native mobile incident capture app
2017
2018
Active Risk Manager wins 'Risk Product of the Year' at StrategicRisk Asia-Pacific Management Awards
2018
2019
Sword GRC acquires Magique Galileo
2019
2019
Renamed Sword GRC
2019
2020
Sword GRC launches Active Risk Manager 2020
2020
2021
CIO Magazine Award – Enterprise Risk Management Companies To Watch 2021
2021
2021
Quadrant recognises Sword GRC as a technology leader in the GRC Quadrant
2021