Personal Services

Matrimonial Specialists

Research Associates has specialised in matrimonial investigation (cheating partners/cheating spouse) since being established in 1977 and continues to broaden its well documented sensitive capabilities.

Surveillance & Observation

Since 1977, Research Associates have been providing covert surveillance and observation to the private sector. Whatever the presenting situation, we provide appropriate and unobtrusive surveillance professionals.

Debtor Tracing

Research Associates was first established in August 1977 as a private intelligence agency specialising in locating missing debtors and tracing missing persons. Over time we have evolved into an approachable, highly professional intelligence and investigation agency.

Missing Persons

Research Associates was first established in August 1977 as an agency specialising in locating missing people and has evolved into an approachable, highly professional agency with a reputation for delivering results.

Process Serving

Research Associates are an established company providing Process Serving services throughout the UK and internationally. We act directly for both for law firms and for private and commercial clients.

Close Protection

Research Associates offer bespoke specialist security provisions, specialising in close protection/body guarding. Based out of central London and offering security services throughout the UK, the European Union, Africa and the Middle East arena.

Computer & IT Crime

Research Associates offer government grade forensic examination to both corporate and private markets. Forensic IT requires a high degree of technical know-how, combined with an up to date understanding of the legal system.

Due Diligence

Research Associates recommend bespoke solutions to due diligence, allowing our clients to minimise risk, enabling better informed decisions when requiring intelligence reporting.

Polygraph/Lie Detection

Research Associates offer Polygraph services throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide. We are members of the British and European Polygraph Association (BEPA).


Research Associates enjoy approved conditional access for electronic access to DVLA keeper records via membership of the Association of British Investigators (ABI).

Global Business Reports

Research Associates have provided tailored confidential Company Reports and Country Risk Reports since 1977. Research Associates offer comprehensive international Company Reports with an immediate delivery.


Research Associates offer small, discreet and powerful live tracking GPS devices allowing client’s to track assets, vehicles or people worldwide. All our devices are ultra-lightweight and water resistant.

Camera Systems

Research Associates install only covert camera systems; either on a temporary or permanent basis; covering, both hard-wired or wireless camera systems, whichever is most appropriate, and suitable for both rural and urban environments.

Monitoring Software

Research Associates act as consultants in providing only highly tested monitoring software for Windows based PCs, Macs, Android and BlackBerry smartphones, as well as small Windows Networks, and multi-user corporate Networks.

Security Consultancy

Research Associates is one of the UK’s leading providers of security services & security consultancy. Operating in many specialist areas, Research Associates employ only qualified personnel of the very highest calibre.