Expert Investigations Ltd celebrates 15 years in business

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Expert Investigations Ltd celebrates 15 years in business

Leading West Midland’s commercial detective agency Expert Investigations Ltd, is celebrating 15 years in business. From instant success to surviving the recession, the company recently reported a tenfold increase in profits and continues to go from strength to strength, gearing up for further triumph in years to come.

The nationwide agency carries out investigations for small, medium and large companies across all sectors. From investigations such as Trojan Horse to Shakespeare Classic Line (fraudulent narrow-boat timeshare) and Julie Nickerson fraud – where an employee stole over £2m from the company, Expert Investigations Ltd has demonstrated its strong skills and expertise over the years.

David Kearns, Managing Director (Centre)
David Kearns, Managing Director (Centre)

The company was originally established in 2000 by former Warwickshire police intelligence officer David Kearns, who felt there was a need for a quality investigation company. Employing a team of two others, the firm was the first of its kind to offer a full range of services including surveillance and observations, computer data forensics, undercover investigations, covert vehicle tracking, and debugging for the commercial, public, legal, and housing sectors.

The company became an instant success and within weeks were appointed to carry out work for a solicitor’s firm who, 15 years later they still work closely with.

Following great results over the years, Expert Investigations Ltd was quickly appointed to work on multiple high profile covert operations and the business enjoyed strong growth, therefore by 2003, the team grew to ten people.

Despite its continued success, cutbacks in the manufacturing and commercial sector led to lean times for the firm, but between 2012-2014 Expert Investigations soon reported a tenfold increase in net profit, once again taking them to the forefront of detective investigations.

Expert Investigations
Expert Investigations

With two offices based in the West Midlands (Birmingham and Coventry), Expert Investigations Ltd specialise in providing confidential investigations into issues such as fraud, theft and employment issues, including breach of contracts and restricted covenants.Over the years, the firm has expanded and now boasts further offices in London and Leeds. The team of 38 investigators, includes an extensive group of former Police Detectives from the National Crime Squad, Special Branch and Economic Crime Teams and former Military Officers from the Special Air Service and Royal Marines.

In the future, Expert Investigations is looking to expand its UK footprint with the opening of an additional office in Bristol next year, to develop closer links with the South West region of the country.

Eileen Schofield, Principal Solicitor of Schofield & Associates and former President of the Birmingham Law Society, said: “Schofield & Associates was one of the first to call upon the services of Expert Investigations Ltd and over the years, we have continued to work together.

“The nature of the investigations undertaken by Expert Investigations Ltd is highly confidential and sensitive and the company always applies the highest integrity in their work. I have always found the team to be consummate professionals; they simply get the job done with the least amount of fuss.”

David Kearns, Managing Director of Expert Investigations Ltd said: “I am immensely proud of what my team has achieved through dedication and hard work. We’ve been through tough times but we have managed to come out the other side in a very strong position and we’re looking forward to the next 15 years with just as much enthusiasm.

“Expert Investigations Ltd prides itself on its customer focussed, professional approach. The company’s extensive knowledge comes from using investigators who have only come from a police and military background, so are well versed in the law and how best to tackle an investigation in the strictest of confidentiality”

For further information about Expert Investigations Ltd, please visit, or call 024 76 630 498 to speak to a member of the team in confidence.

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