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Private Investigators

Bravo Investigations has years of experience in all types of private investigations. Our highly trained team of private investigators assists you from the initial contact all the way through to competition of the case. We provide expert knowledge and confidential advice to our clients. We pride ourselves by going the extra mile for our clients. Bravo Investigations is an expert in the industry and we always work within the law, never compromising our high level of ethics and moral. We obtain evidence for all of our cases in the correct manner and we always put the client’s needs first. Bravo Investigations has an expert team of multi-disciplined investigators, who get the truth using various methods, from observation to gathering evidence and everything in between. Our services can be used by anybody, we deal with corporate, legal and private issues. We offer a whole range of investigative services such as finding a missing person, investigating a partner, or investigating Employee Absenteeism & Misconduct, matrimonial & infidelity investigation, tracing and process service. All of our services are affordable, and we provide innovative solutions to sensitive and complicated problems.

If you wish to hire a private investigator, call Bravo Investigations today on 020 8123 9239. A member of our team will advise you on the most cost-effective option for your specific situation.

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UK private investigator services

  • Surveillance (photographic and video evidence from close observation of subject movement)
  • Counter-Surveillance
  • GPS Vehicle tracking
  • Tracing – desktop research
  • Process Serving
  • Expert witness
  • Legal Aid Agency services
  • Manned guarding
  • CCTV systems
  • Asset tracing
  • Credit Referencing
  • Reverse number check
  • Proof of Cohabiting
  • Locus Reports
  • Nationwide property attendance reports
  • Financial-status checks
  • Tenant background checks
  • Eviction Support & Post eviction management
  • House of Multiple Occupancy Investigations 
  • Background checks 
  • Due diligence 
  • Employee Vetting
  • Lie detector
  • DNA testing
  • Bugging/Debugging equipment
  • Enquiry agent
  • Travellers eviction
  • Fraud Investigations

Bravo Investigations has an ample of experience with various types of investigations, some of them are listed below.

Commercial and Corporate Clients

In the current financial climate problems within a business environment are increasingly common. Bravo Investigations has a wealth of experience with investigating and preventing problems within the Commercial and Corporate sector.

Private Clients

We understand that for many of our clients calling us is their first time speaking with a private investigator and that they might be unsure or worried about how we will deal with their sensitive matter. Our private investigators approach every client in an empathic way and we discuss all cases in complete confidence. You can trust us with your issue, be it a family, relationship or matrimonial matter, we will have the best solution for you. 

Call today for advice on 020 8123 9239

Legal Clients

Bravo Investigations is frequently engaged by legal clients such as law firms, government bodies and local councils, due to our reputation for obtaining information and evidence to assist with Litigation, Criminal Defence and Appeal Matters.


Our experts in Surveillance can predict and adapt to any issues that may arise from any case. We provide photographic and video evidence, which is irrefutable in Court.


At Bravo Investigations we believe that as the world is changing and evolving so should the private investigation profession. That is why we have the most modern techniques and technology currently available.

Security Services

Bravo Investigations provides a range of Private Security services to ensure complete safety for you and your property. We have an extensive range of equipment and trained agents that will ensure your environment and your assets remain safe and secure.

UK Private Investigators

Bravo investigations provides Private Investigator and private detective services throughout the U.K and have been helping provide solutions to problems for years.

Call 020 8123 9239 today for a discreet and efficient service.  Our regional operations cover the entirety of the UK.

UK Private Investigator

Bravo Investigations covers all towns, cities and villages across the UK. Our male and female agents have best training and local knowledge, and thanks to their dedication we can deliver you the best results.

To hire a private detective in the U.K, call us today on 020 8123 9239 for a confidential investigation service.

Enforcement Agents

Bravo Investigations provides debt recovery and pre-court doorstep collection as well as Certificated Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs) that can take control of the goods under Schedule 12 Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

Private Investigator Costs

The prices quoted below are only guidelines to approximate cost, the price will depend on your specific case requirements, location, number of agents etc.

Surveillance from £50 per hour

The cost of the surveillance task will depend on the location and the complexity of the assignment. We usually need a minimum of 4 hours of surveillance to collect all the necessary evidence.

Tracing Enquiries from £120

Tracing Enquiries or desktop research are done by a private investigator using open sources and shared databases in the UK. Clients looking to trace subjects outside the UK could see an increase in costs.

Credit Referencing from £185

Desktop research investigations using Credit Referencing have a higher chance of success in finding the latest address and contact details of the missing person or a debtor.

Process Serving £85 to £225

Process Serving costs vary from process server to process server. There is some cheaper process servers out there but we recommend booking a competent process server with a good reputation.

Background Checks From £55 Per Hour

Background Check requests are constantly on the increase due to landlords, companies and individuals wanting to protect themselves. Our background check services will give you peace of mind whether you are looking to hire a new employee, rent your property, or are worried about an individual marrying into your family. 

RTA and Incident plans £200 in average

RTA and Incident plans will cost you £200 on average, depending on the millage and the expenses.

Other Private Investigator Service Fees From £35 Per Hour

We are experienced in a whole range of other investigative services not listed above. Whatever your problem might be, we have heard it all, and know the best solution for it.

UK Private Investigators

Bravo Investigations & Enforcement have local private investigators in every town and county throughout the UK.

To discuss your case in complete confidence don’t hesitate to contact our office on 020 8123 9239.

Where do we provide Private Investigators UK

Private Investigator in Aberdeen

 Private Investigator Bath

Areas covered: Farmborough, Englishcombe, Southdown, Widcombe, Twerton, Larkhall, Bathford, Bathampton, Claverton, Claverton Down, Batheaston, Monkton Farleigh, Kingsdown, Upper South Wraxall

Private Investigator Birmingham

Areas covered: Birmingham, Small Heath, Ladywood, Aston, Hockley, Witton, Nechells, Saltley

Private Investigator Bradford

Areas covered: Manningham, Allerton, Thornton, Thornbury, Laisterdyke,Tyersal, Holme Wood, Bierley, Wibsey, Eccleshill, Greengates, Pudsey

Private Investigator Brighton

Areas covered: Hove, Rottingdean, Kemptown, Saltdean

Private Investigator Cambridge

Areas covered: Coton, Chesterton, Grandchester, Teversham, Fen Ditton

Private Investigator Canterbury

Areas covered: Sturry, Blean, Chartham, Dunkirk, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Ash, Faversham, Wye, Shepherdswell, Eastry, Lyminge, Leysdown-on-Sea, Sandwich, Hawkinge, Ashford, Dover

Private Investigator Carlisle

Areas covered: Great Orton. Kirkbampton, Carleton, Scotby, Head Nook, Wetheral, Houghton, Stanwix

Private Investigator Chester

Areas covered: Blacon, Bretton, Christleton, Saughall, Mollington, Guilden Sutton, Mollington

Private Investigator Chichester

Areas covered: Tangmere-Boxgrove, Bosham, Birdham, Westergate-Barnham-Yapton, Bognor Regis, Walberton, East Wittering, Emsworth-Southbourne, Selsey, Hayling Island, Havant, Arundel, Midhurst, Littlehampton, Waterlooville, Petworth, Petersfield

Private Investigator Coventry

Areas covered: Binley, Folesley, Keresley, Longford, Allesley, Brandon, Baginton

 Investigator Derby

Areas covered: Chaddesden, Littleover, Mackworth, Markeaton, Allestree, Milkleover

Private Investigator Ely

Private Investigator Exeter

Areas covered: Topsham, Ide, Kennford, Broadclyst

Private Investigator Gloucester

Areas covered: Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, Dursley, Innsworth-Churchdown, Bishop’s Cleeve, Charlton Kings, Chepstow, Cinderford, Tewkesbury, Lydney, Stonehouse, Chalford, Ashchurch, Nailsworth, Tetbury, Wotton-under-Edge, Newent, Winchcombe, Tutshill-Sedbury, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bream, Fairford, Minchinhampton, Lechlade, Lydbrook, Mitcheldean, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden, Northleach

Private Investigator Hereford

Areas covered: Tillington, Marden, Sutton St. Nicholas, Whitestone, Holmer, Burghill, Bartestree

Private Investigator Kingston upon Hull

Private Investigator Lancaster

Areas covered: Morecambe, Bolton-le-Sands, Caton, Galgate, Carnforth, Warton, Garstang, Arnside, Preesall, Catterall, Fleetwood

Private Investigator Leeds

Areas covered: Leeds, Bramley, Roundhay, Rothwell, Pedsey, Horsforth, Alwoodley, Cross Gates, Beeston, Thorpe on the hill, Morley

Private Investigator Leicester

Areas covered: Groby, Birstall, Hamilton, Oadby, Wigston, Blaby, Enderby, Houghton on the hill, Rothley

Private Investigator Lichfield

Areas covered: Burntwood, Shenstone, Alrewas, Armitage, Brownhills, Norton Canes, Tamworth, Aldridge, Rugeley, Barton-under-Needwood, Fazeley, Pelsall, Great Wyrley, Sutton Coldfield, Cannock, Walsall, Dordon-Polesworth, Kingsbury, Little Haywood-Colwich, Burton-upon-Trent, Water Orton

Private Investigator Lincoln

Areas covered: Nettleham, Saxilby, Skellingthorpe, Burton Walters, North Greetwell, Scampton, Bracebridge Heath

Private Investigator Liverpool

Areas covered: Bootle, Old Swan, West Derby, Mossey Hill, Prenton, Bedington, Wallasey, Huyton, New Brighton, Child Wall

Private Investigator London

Private Investigator Manchester

Areas covered: Manchester, Old Trafford, Stretford, Withington, Prestwich, Gorton, Sale, Swinton

Private Investigator Newcastle upon Tyne

Areas covered: Cowgate, Felling, Bill Quay, Heburn, Jarrow, Sunniside, Winalon, Forest Hall, Westerhope, Windy Nook, Wallsend, Armstrong, Newburn

Private Investigator Norwich

Areas covered: Great Plumstead, Poringland, Cringleford, Rockland St Mary, Little Melton, Spixworth, Bawburgh, Sprowston, Costessey, Mulbarton, Stoke Holy Cross, Brundall

Private Investigator Nottingham

Areas covered: Arnold, Clifton, Bulwell, Cotgrave, Beeston, Burton Joyce, Sandiacre

Private Investigator Oxford

Areas covered: Marston, Horspath, Cummor, Radley, Littlemore, Garsington, Appleton, Cassington, Farmoor, Boars Hill, Horspath, Yarnton

Private Investigator Peterborough

Areas covered: Orton Southgate, Farcet, Eye, Whittlesey, Yaxley, Bretton, Gilnton, Ailsworth, Helpston, Farcet, Woodston

Private Investigator Plymouth

Areas covered: Millbrook, Antony, Peverell, Saltash, Eatower, Tamerton Foliot, Woolwell, Wembury, Plympton

Private Investigator Portsmouth

Areas covered: Cosham, Gosport, Portchester, Hardway, Lee-on-the-Solent, Fratton, Widley, Purbrook, Hayling Island

Private Investigator Preston

Areas covered: Bouroghton, New Longton, Hutton, Ribbleton, Ingol, Leyland, Bamber Bridge, Lea, Clifton, Samlesbury, Much Hoole, Whittle-le-Woods

Private Investigator Ripon

Private Investigator Salford

Areas covered: Urmston, Broadheath, Risley, Birchwood, Hale, Sale, High Leigh, Lymm, Thewall

Private Investigator Salisbury

Areas covered: Alderbury, Downton, Amesbury, Larkhill, Durrington-Bulford, Fordingbridge, Shrewton, Alderholt, West Wellow, Tidworth, Cadnam, Upper Clatford-Abbotts Ann

Private Investigator Sheffield

Private Investigator Southampton

Areas covered: Hythe, Shirely, Nursing, Hedge, Sholing, Bursledon, Marchwood

Private Investigator St Albans

Areas covered: Sandridge, Park Street, Abbots Langley, Shenley, North Mymms

 Private Investigator Stoke-on-Trent

Areas covered: Tunstall, Hanley, Longton, Fenton, May Bank, Werrington

Private Investigator Sunderland

Areas covered: Witherwack, Ryhope, South Hylton, Penshaw, Doxford park, Castletown

Private Investigator Truro

Private Investigator Wakefield

Areas covered: Wrenthorpe, Normanton, Crofton, Walton, Crigglestone

Private Investigator Wells

Areas covered: Langton Green, Pembury, Groombridge, Frant, Bells Yew Green

Private Investigator Winchester

Areas covered: Kings Worthy, Compton-Otterbourne, Eastleigh, Bishopstoke, Bishops Waltham, Romsey, Swanmore, Botley, Southampton, Andover, Totton, Marchwood, Ashurst-Netley Marsh, Upper Clatford-Abbotts Ann

Private Investigator Wolverhampton

Private Investigator Worcester

Areas covered: Hallo, Bransford, Norton, Powick, Leigh Sinton, Warndon

Private Investigator York

Areas covered: Huntington, Fulford, Dunnington, Acaster Malbis, Acomb, Nether Poppleton, Haxby

To find out how much our private investigator costs simply contact our office today on 0208 123 9239.