Looking to hire the UK's best private investigators?
Vilcol is a long-standing and highly trusted private investigations agency with more than 38 years' know-how behind us.
Our expert detectives are conducted in a highly discreet and reliable manner by professional private investigators who have solid expertise.
Our team abides by the highest legal standards, which is what you should expect from an investigations agency.
There are boundaries in place when carrying out private investigations, and it's important you choose a trustworthy firm that operates strictly within the law.
Trusted private investigators with a high rate of success
Our team of private investigators takes on a variety of cases and will work closely with you to determine what is needed and what you want to achieve when instructing a private detective.
This goes for any case, whether you want information on a personal or business issue. A Vilcol private investigator will conduct discreet surveillance, data retrieval and interviews, as well as a host of other services. Whatever your UK private investigator needs are, we have you covered.
Types of information our private investigators can obtain
Vilcol's private investigators are trained to the highest professional standards and can help you obtain information in many different areas.
We handle cases of suspected infidelity, undercover operations, financial investigations, background checks and so much more.
Our team of private investigators has experience in information and data gathering, statement taking and presenting evidence in court. The full list of areas where a private investigator can help are listed below.
Vilcol's private investigation services
- Accident investigations
- Tenant reference checks
- Insurance claims
- Personal information
- Matrimonial issues
- Employment references and CV verification
- Electronic and corporate fraud
- Divorce private investigations
- Cheating partners
- Background checks on individuals or companies
- Evidence gathering
- Witness interviews
- Undercover operations
- Close protection
- Security consultations
- Corporate or financial investigations
The work that a Vilcol private investigator will carry out on a client’s behalf meets the most exacting industry standards. When you deal with us, you’re dealing with the professionals.
Hiring a professional investigator in cases of suspected infidelity
There’s little in life more disturbing than infidelity.
You may have suspicions that the person you love and trust is having an affair. Or you may simply be caught in a whirlwind of confusion, knowing something is wrong but unable to pinpoint what exactly.
It may sound cloak and dagger but hiring a UK private investigator could be your best option in helping you uncover the truth and achieve the clarity you need in order to take the appropriate action.
How a private investigator can ease a difficult process
Our professional private investigator team can help speed up what is often a slow and emotionally draining time if you are trying to establish the truth yourself.
Our methods are efficient and within the law and drawn from years of experience. Our services are affordable and we have a 98% success rate.
Discretion is paramount when private investigators are looking into suspected cases of cheating partners and infidelity. Be assured, the person we will be investigating will not be made aware of it.
Skilled and highly competent private investigators
Our private detectives are skilled and highly competent professional investigators.
While the truth may be painful, the evidence a private investigator can uncover can bring an end to the agonising uncertainty that blights lives so badly in cases of infidelity.
Being presented with hard facts by a private investigator can also help people to accept an outcome, however undesirable, which assists recovery in the long-term.
And of course, if your spouse or partner is found not to have been unfaithful, your concerns will have been allayed and you can enjoy peace of mind once more.
Our fees and blended private investigation services are determined by each individual case. Please get in touch to discuss your investigator requirements and for an estimation of our fees.
Quality and compliance: our watchwords
Vilcol is one of the leading private investigation agencies in the UK.
Using the most sophisticated information-gathering techniques and a network of private detectives and investigators throughout the country, hiring our services can help you pursue the relevant avenues quickly and efficiently.
In financial investigations, Vilcol is a market leader in adopting the very latest technologies; quality and compliance are our watchwords.
We are ISO9001 accredited for our internal compliance standards. We are one of the longest serving members of the Credit Services Association. We were crowned British Small Business Champions by the Confederation of British Industry.
Vilcol has established connections to a range of databases and contacts around the world, enabling us to become one of the only British tracing agents to offer a truly global footprint.
In short, Vilcol is a private investigator company that you can rely upon – to get you the results you seek while staying within all relevant legislation.
Can Vilcol’s private investigators legally perform covert surveillance?
Yes – all our surveillance techniques are within the law.
Once a private investigator is instructed on a case, they will use a range of covert surveillance techniques to gather evidence for a client. All our surveillance tactics are within the law and carried out by professionals who are highly discreet and professionally trained private investigators.
Vilcol’s detectives are skilled and trained in mobile, static and rural surveillance methods.
What evidence do private investigators gather?
Our private investigation services collate photographic and video evidence, as well data recovery of deleted messages, emails, phone calls and other hidden data. Our private investigators may also use GPS surveillance tracking as part of an investigation.
Whether you’re looking into employment references, financial investigations or divorce proceedings, we have a private investigator who can help you.
We are a reliable and trusted company who's been operating for 38 years with impressive results.
Hiring a private investigator to trace people
Every year people go missing and thousands of debtors default on their financial responsibilities, leaving landlords and businesses out of pocket.
If you’re looking for a UK private detective agency to help you find missing people, trace a debtor, recover an outstanding debt or maybe trace someone for probate, then look no further than Vilcol. Based in London, but with a nationwide network of agents, our proven track record of tracing people both within the United Kingdom and internationally is unrivalled.
Vilcol boasts over 38 years of hands-on experience. Little wonder, then, that as one of the most established and sophisticated British tracing agents, clients such as Transport for London and government sponsored Start Up Loan Company have recruited our services.
Private Investigator FAQs
Q: Is it illegal to hire a private investigator?
A: Hiring a private investigator is perfectly legal as long as you choose a professional and regulated agency like Vilcol. There are boundaries when it comes to private investigation and therefore it’s important you choose a private investigator agency that abides by the law. Get in touch to find out more.
Q: What is a private investigator allowed to do?
A: An authorised and regulated private investigator will only use legal methods to carry out their investigations.
A private detective can follow people, use GPS tracking, perform background checks, use social media and use public databases and open sources.
A professional detective agency will also have access to sophisticated software to help them track down the relevant information they need for their specific investigation.
Q: How do your investigators find missing people or debtors?
A: Our private investigators are often instructed to find missing people be they old friends, lost relatives, estranged siblings or debtors. This may be for cases of probate or other legal procedures like settling a debt.
Members of the public face restrictions in locating details on missing person cases like dead-ends, limited records of dates of birth and phone numbers, or no access to professional people tracing tools like those we use.
With access to numerous databases, combined with investigative experience, Vilcol offers unparalleled rates of success. Besides sourcing and confirming the address of individuals we can also often provide other contact information such as telephone numbers and email addresses.
Q: When should I hire a private investigator?
A: If you want to obtain information on the whereabouts of someone or the credibility of a person or company then a private investigator can assist with this.
In addition, many people enlist the help of a private investigator to run a check on potential employees or to find out if a spouse is being deceitful. A private detective is usually able to get results quickly and effectively, using methods that are not generally available to everyone.
We pride ourselves on being the most progressive and reputable private detective and collections company.
Based in London but with a nationwide network of agents, our proven track record of private investigations success and people tracing services both within the UK and internationally is unrivalled.
Q: What other services can a UK private investigator agency provide?
As well as tracking missing people and debtors in the United Kingdom and internationally, a private investigator will also provide a range of other services like debt recovery and serving legal notices like court orders.
A Vilcol detective will be highly experienced in carrying out financial and corporate enquiries including due diligence and the production of credit check and pre and post litigation reports. From just a small amount of data we can usually find and verify contact details, current and past employment and directorships, together with property ownership.
We provide credit control services for businesses looking to recover outstanding invoices and help boost cashflow. All our detective investigation work is carried out in a professional and business-like manner, ensuring the very best financial and reputational outcome for your company.
Contact us to find out how a Vilcol private investigator can help your case.