221b BAKER STREET is the London, England address of the fictional private detective Sherlock Holmes, created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Between 1887 through 1927, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created four novels and 56 short stories regaling the exploits of Consulting Detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and biographer, Dr. Watson. In the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning to solve numerous cases for a variety of clientele, including Scotland Yard. Sherlock Holmes was not the first fictional detective, but is arguably the most well-known, with Guinness World Records listing him as the “most portrayed movie character” in history.
The History of Baker Street Group
Baker Street Group was originally founded in 1995 by two newly retired FBI Special Agents: Norman Wight and Darwin Wisdom. At that time, they were established as Wisdom, Wight and Associates. Their primary investigative focus was environmental and white collar investigation.
As the company grew, and additional skill sets were added to the investigative portfolio (Sports Security, Security Consulting, Mexico/Latin America), the company needed to re-brand itself into something that could survive into perpetuity.
In 2000, the company was officially named Baker Street Group, Inc. paying homage to “world’s best known detective,” Sherlock Holmes.
Today, Baker Street Group has retooled its investigative focus, returning to its origins by primarily focusing on a myriad of White Collar investigations: Civil litigation, Criminal Defense, Financial Investigation, Internal Investigation, Federal Regulatory Investigation, Governmental Investigation, General Investigation and others.