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and then there were ten.

and then there were ten.

We are so proud of our team members Victoria Hague, Ken Robson, Fiona Nicholson and Emilie Smith who all became qualified investigators this week after months of hard work and successfully passing The IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators exam.

Tremark now boast a team of ten in house qualified investigators. Meet our team by clicking here.

Credibility, integrity and competence.

The Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators is based on the SIA specifications of core competency training for Private Investigators. It covers the skills and understanding needed to operate as a professional investigator, including planning and gathering information for investigations. Attainment of the award provides evidence that the holder understands the law and ethics as they relate to private investigations and that they demonstrate credibility, integrity and competence.

Statutory regulation

Professional investigators do not currently require a licence to practise. However, in 2013 the Home Office announced its intention for the SIA to regulate private investigation activities. This is expected to come into force shortly.

In the absence of statutory regulation Tremark continue to demonstrate self-regulation though the attainment of certifications BS102000 ‘Code of Practice for the provision of Investigative Services’ and the internationally recognised quality management system (QMS) ISO9001. Tremark are subject to in-depth 12 monthly audits by UKAS accredited certification body SSIAB.and

About The Author

Mark Hodgson is the Managing Director of Tremark Associates, one of the UK’s leading providers of investigative services. Mark formed Tremark aged just 25 in 1995 and has over 30 years experience in private investigations and commercial debt recovery industries. He is a leading figure and a campaigner for regulation of the Industry and past President of the Association of British Investigators, a member of the World Association of Detectives, The Chartered Institute of Credit Management, The Institute of Paralegals and an associate member of R3 -The Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Mark splits his time between the Leeds and London Offices. He is a dad of two, a keen runner, cyclist and a Leeds United season ticket holder.