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Security Services & Security Consultancy

Research Associates is one of the UK’s leading providers of security services & security consultancy. Operating in many specialist areas within the UK security profession, Research Associates employs only qualified personnel of the highest calibre. We also ensure the specific operative skill-set matches the exact requirements of the presenting situation, ensuring the highest standards of service are employed and maintained.

Close Protection

  • AGM and Public Meeting Protection
  • Close Protection: Bodyguards & Close Protection Teams
  • Residential Security Teams
  • Witness & Court Appearance Protection Personnel

Security Consultancy

  • Loss Prevention Services and Consultancy
  • Security Consultancy
  • Security Risk Assessment
  • Procurement Advice

Event Security Consultancy

  • Music, Media & Concert Security
  • Sporting Event Stewarding/Security and Consultancy

Specialist Services

  • Specialist Security Consultancy
  • Specialist Security Services Worldwide

Attention to Detail

Close communication with clients and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Research Associates’ service, allowing us to provide one of the best all-round services available within the security industry. In addition, all security staff employed by Research Associates are fully licensed and often exceed the Security Industry Authority (SIA) standards.

What next?

Since every investigation is unique and because of the delicate nature of all we do, before commencement of any assignment we suggest you call and speak with us. We find by talking through the outline of your current circumstance in confidence and asking just a few non-intrusive questions, we become fully able to comprehend your specific requirement. This will also enable you to get to know how we work and for us to give a clear plan of action, costs, turnaround time and to decide whether you wish to instruct us.

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How It Works

Our Investigation Process

We offer a confidential consultation, tailored investigation strategy, and rapid, detailed reporting.


Contact Us

Get in touch for a FREE, no-obligation, private consultation. Discuss your circumstances, the obstacles you encounter, and the objectives you aim to fulfill through your investigation.


Set the Plan

We will propose a tailor-made approach and specific tactics for your situation, utilising our extensive array of services. Transparent pricing will be provided, and your plan will be agreed upon before we proceed with the investigation.


Get the Information

Our expert private investigators will carry out a discreet, comprehensive, and professional investigation, providing a detailed report within 24 hours of completion, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the findings.


Frequently Asked Questions

Security consultancy services are beneficial for a wide range of clients, including corporations, high-profile individuals, government agencies, event organisers, and any entity facing potential security risks. It’s particularly important for those who have assets, information, or operations that could be targets for criminal or unauthorised activities.

We address a variety of security risks, including physical threats to property and personnel, data breaches, cyber-attacks, internal threats, and other forms of security vulnerabilities that can impact our clients.

Our approach involves conducting a thorough risk assessment to understand the specific security challenges and needs of each client. Based on this assessment, we develop a customised security plan that addresses these unique requirements effectively.

Yes, we offer security consultancy for both domestic and international concerns. We understand the complexities of operating in different regions and can provide strategies that cater to various international security challenges and regulations.

Since 1977, we’ve been known for our outstanding quality of service, which includes professional and experienced investigators, access to legal intelligence, state-of-the-art techniques, comprehensive coverage, fast response, and excellent standards of practice.


Credible Legal Investigation

Research Associates is proud to be associated with prestigious organisations in the field of investigation and forensic sciences. As a distinguished member of the UK’s Association of British Investigators, we uphold the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical practices.

Furthermore, our affiliation with The Institute of Professional Investigators and the World Association of Detectives Inc. underscores our commitment to global excellence in the investigative industry.

We also take pride in our membership with the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, which demonstrates our dedication to advancing forensic science and maintaining the highest level of expertise in our field.

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    Research Associates

    It is important to discuss the nature of your situation and agree, strategy, timeframe and cost before moving forward. If you are unable to call now on 020 7243 1000, use our contact form.

    Meet the Team

    Leadership Team

    Paul Hawkes

    Director (MD) / Principal Investigator

    Martin Tomlins-Young

    Director / Senior Investigator

    Harry Gottlieb

    Director / Senior Investigator