Who We Are

The principals of Research Associates are highly qualified intelligence and forensic investigation professionals, with enormous expertise gained over many years. We are fully compliant with (and typically exceed) all regulatory and legislative requirements, as well as enjoying government recognition by virtue of our membership of prominent industry associations. Our staff, consultants and other specialist employees are also fully compliant, and our investigations personnel are Association of British Investigators (ABI) and Security Industry Authority (SIA) qualified in all appropriate fields, enjoying all relevant security clearances.

Our directors are Paul Hawkes and Martin Tomlins-Young, both of whom are industry recognised for their expertise and knowledge. They have frequently lectured on, and given talks about, industry matters, and have been responsible for specialist texts and events that have been widely respected. Journalists and media professionals have regularly consulted them as definitive authorities on their subject, and they have been the subject of numerous positive profile pieces in newspaper broadsheet and other media.