There are many reasons why a person would hire a private investigator, you may suspect your staff from stealing from you, faking an illness, using company property in a way in which it shouldn’t be and so much more.  

Some businesses may look to fix the above problems their selves but making that choice can have a big effect on your business. Getting these situations wrong can cost you thousands and could even open you up to legal problems.  

If your Bristol business is in need of a private investigator please get in touch as we can help, but if you want to know the benefits of hiring a private investigator keep on reading.

We have access to the tools you don’t.

As a business, you need to hire the right people to grow your business but most companies don’t have access to data that can help them when hiring. The hiring process is often flawed as you have to rely on past references which are persons who often favour the interviewee so it doesn’t paint a true picture of your potential hire.

A private investigation company in Bristol like ours can conduct background checks on potential employees and report these findings back to you. We can recover more data on the subject and which can help you make a more informed choice. This is very valuable as it cuts down on the number of hires your company needs to make and helps keep the fees down that you pay to recruitment agencies too.

We can handle sensitive information

Loose lips sink ships, and we believe that. If you are conducting an investigation on an employee yourself and other members of staff find out it’s not long until you have gossiping at your company which can destroy morale.

Hiring a private investigation company in Bristol can help with that as we can keep all of your information confidential and we will conduct our surveillance in a discreet manner so your staff will never know they are being investigated. A private investigation company like ours has the experience needed so no one will suspect a thing.

We can gather vital evidence

As someone who runs a company, we know how infuriating it can be if we suspect someone we employee of stealing or being fraudulent in any way. When you own a company it’s difficult to keep a clear head and often this leads to directors or managers calling out the person before vital evidence has been gathered. When this happens it’s difficult to collect this evidence as the person usually changes their behaviour.

Hiring a private investigator to gather evidence is a great way of catching someone out while being able to keep a clear head. It also protects you from making the wrong choice of accusing someone who hasn’t done anything.

We understand the importance of evidence retrieval and the legal process

Different situations will need to be handled in certain ways. Our founders are ex-police and understand the importance of evidence retrieval and the legal process.  

At your Bristol business, you may not have the knowledge of how this works and any evidence collected by your team or your staff could not be used in a court of law. If you are unsure of how you should proceed with your situation please contact our Bristol branch and we would love to speak with you to see if we can help.

We are cheaper than you think

Our private investigation fees differ from one case to another but we find we are more affordable than if you try to carry out an investigation yourself. By taking on all of the needs of the investigation yourself you then don’t have time to concentrate on the things that make your business successful. If you want to save time, money and improve your business please consider hiring a professional private investigator.

Bristol businesses can save money too by having us work in the shadows. This way your staff don’t suspect a thing and it won’t cause them to leave. Hiring costs of new staff can cost thousands and ask yourself who wants to work at a company in Bristol where the management accuses their staff of committing fraud without the proper evidence? I know I wouldn’t want to work in a place like that.


There are many benefits your Business in Bristol can have if you choose to hire a private investigation company. Some of the benefits above would be worth hiring one alone. If you need help with a problem in your business please get in touch with us either by phone, email or live chat on this website. Our private investigators have many years of experience and would love to help your business with the problems you are facing.

With all of the changes businesses are going through right now saving money is probably at the top of everyone’s agenda. Trying to keep afloat while the pandemic is closing down small businesses is a challenge for all of us.  

While some businesses may think of cutting staff, changing office space or outsourcing services many don’t think of hiring a private investigator. As a private investigation firm in Bristol, we can save you money and in this article, we will take a look at some of the ways in which you could save money by hiring us.

Employee Fraud

No one likes to accuse someone of stealing from them, especially in a business environment but the truth is it happens more that you would like to think about. Employee fraud is hard to prove and if you get it wrong you could end up with an unhappy workforce.

A private detective in our opinion is the best way of finding out if an employee is committing fraud against your business as it allows us to keep an eye on your staff without them suspecting a thing. Our surveillance services have helped many businesses with the same problems.

Vehicle fraud

If you are a business in Bristol and you allow your staff to take company vehicles home we could be saving you money. Vehicle fraud costs businesses thousands a year and is one of those situations that your staff may not realise they are committing fraud.

Some Bristol businesses will have a clear vehicle usage policy and some may have a relaxed policy, however, some businesses don’t have one and expect the staff to use common sense and only use the vehicle for work purposes.

So firstly, you should have a policy that clearly outlines what is expected from your staff when it comes to company car usage. When you have this policy you can then act on the employees who are not sticking to it.

Some staff could be using your vehicles outside of work purposes. It’s not uncommon for people who use vans to run odd jobs for others. This may be ok for you but for many, this drives up the mileage on your vehicles and also uses company fuel. If your company vehicles are leased this will increase the mileage on your vehicles and often lead you to pay fines on over-usage.

A private investigator in Bristol can install GPS devices on your vehicles and track them to make sure they aren’t being misused. A private investigator can also monitor your employees to make sure that no fuel is being stolen either. Fuel being stolen is a common problem that businesses face. If you suspect someone at your Bristol business being fraudulent when it comes to your fuel usage please get in touch with us.

Delivering sensitive documents.

If you are a law firm in Bristol or any other company that handles or receives sensitive documents we can help. We can deliver sensitive legal documents via our process serving service as we have operatives up and down the country who can retrieve these documents from you and serve them to the correct person.

Some companies trust their staff with this process but it does waste their time if they don’t have the correct experience. At Covert LTD we understand the importance of the legal process and can help deliver documents in a court-approved way.

Employees faking sick

Employees faking sick can have a huge impact on a business as not only do you have to pay them but you also have to pay someone to do their work too. In small businesses, this may not be possible and will cause your other staff to be overworked. This is a vicious cycle as one member of staff faking being sick could have a chain reaction on others in the office causing them to be overworked and stresses which can ruin their production and mental health.

Having healthy and happy staff is key to running a business and this shouldn’t be something your business should have to deal with. Unfortunately, some people will fake being sick and it can be costly to your business.

The biggest problem with employees faking sick is that it’s hard to prove. Some staff may well be sick and your suspicious could be false. If you accuse someone who is actually sick it will cause tension and morale will go down, eventually leading to a staff member leaving.

A private investigator can monitor a member of your staff and report back their findings. If for example your member of staff is off with back pains but then we find them dancing on tables on a night out it doesn’t look good for that member of staff who would be clearly faking sick.


If your business in Bristol is finding it tough and is looking for ways to save money during this pandemic or even after it, we would highly recommend hiring a private investigator as there are multiple ways in which we could help save your business money.

As private investigators in Bristol, we often get hired in situations where a partner believes another to be unfaithful. Some of the time this is true and can lead to separation. However, sometimes when a partner is found to be unfaithful this can save a marriage. This may sound crazy to you but once a problem is identified it can then be worked on.

Of course, not all marriages can be saved but in this article, we will give you some tips on how you can save your marriage and also some of the best Marriage counselling services in Bristol that we recommend.

Signs your marriage can be saved.

If both spouses want out of marriage then there isn’t much that can be done or there isn’t a point of doing so. In this instance, it would be much better to separate amicably and go their separate ways. However, if both spouses are willing to work on the marriage and the cheating partner is willing to admit their problems then the problem can be worked on.

Knowing there are problems and that you aren’t perfect is a good start. It’s good, to be honest about this too, look at the reasons why you cheated, or why you performed a certain action and communicate it with your partner. Lack of communication can have a knock-on effect. If your partner does something that changes your mood or vice versa it can be a vicious cycle.

If you are both open and honest about this it is a good sign your marriage can be worked on.

Being cheated on or cheating on your partner can have devastating effects on your relationship but it doesn’t have to. The person being cheated on or the person doing the cheating doesn’t have anything wrong with them and it’s often the sign of a problem in a relationship.

You need to find out what the problem is and then work on that.

As a private investigation firm in Bristol, we feel we have given you some tips on how to work on your relationship. But we would encourage you to seek out professionals in marriage counselling if you do want to save your marriage.

As a company that has offices in Bristol, we have a list of recommended marriage counselling services in Bristol below.

Recommended services

Here is a list of workshops and services in the Bristol area you can use to help with the problems in your marriage.

Imago Relationships

Imago relationships run a practical martial counselling workshop in Bristol and is run by Harille Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. Couples around the country have used their services to help save their marriage.  

They offer relationship therapy and marriage counselling sessions year-round.

You can find out more on their website:

Bristol Counselling Practice

The Bristol counselling practice is also another good choice for couples looking to save their relationship. The Bristol counselling practice is run by Caroline Sutton and she is a registered BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

You can find out more about Caroline and the services she offers on her website:

Paul James Counselling

For couples with Marriages or relationships on the rocks, Paul James is an excellent counselling option.  

Paul uses a wide variety of strategies that can help you as a couple communicate more effectively and he also looks into past issues which are being brought up so you can move forward as a couple.

Paul is Relate trained and BACP qualified. You can find out more information about Paul on his website:


As a private investigation service, it’s never nice for us to see people being unfaithful when they hire us for our surveillance services but unfortunately, that’s part of our job. If we do catch your partner cheating at least you now know there can be ways of saving your marriage if you both want to.

Thank you for reading and if you need help with any private investigation needs please get in touch with us.

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