Vanguard Associates UK is a detective agency established to provide efficient, expert solutions to businesses and individuals, assisting our clients in those areas of private investigation which fall outside of the remit of traditional law enforcement agencies.

As a private detective agency, we offer a host of specialty services to cater to the unique needs of our clients. Our private investigators maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality while adhering to the provisions of the Data Protection Act and the general principles in law for effective investigation.

We are an energetic company drawing experience from former Detectives of the Metropolitan Police Service, National Crime Squad, Officers of HM Revenue & Customs, Home Office and the Special Forces providing a unique blend of expertise and talent capable of undertaking the most challenging of issues in a timely manner.

The deployment of proven traditional investigation techniques, computer forensics and the obtaining of good intelligence through surveillance, data analysis and research provide a sound base upon which our private investigators can produce an evidential package as befits the circumstances and our client’s requirements.

All of our team have the drive and determination to explore all lines of investigation through creative and lateral thinking processes. This is achieved while maintaining confidentiality, discretion and client confidence that enquiries will be conducted expeditiously and sympathetically by our private investigators.

Vanguard Associates offer practicable and cost-effective solutions which are flexible and founded on a philosophy of willingness to achieve. Vanguard Associates have successfully conducted client investigations throughout Europe, Russia and the Balkans, North and South America and the Middle East.

Our new operational office is located in Caterham, Surrey and is ideally located for our local clients in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and South London. Through our network of similarly trained and experienced private detectives, we are readily able to cover private investigations throughout the UK and beyond, all of whom are fully vetted and in possession of Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificates.

Professional Associations

  • The Association of British Investigators
  • Ex Police in Commerce
  • National Association of Retired Police Officers
  • British Agents
  • United Kingdom Private Investigators Network
  • The International Investigation Agency