About LocalPI

Established in 1999

Bristol Detectives is part of LocalPI, the UK's largest private investigator group, serving Bristol and all surrounding areas.

Bristol Detectives

Bristol Detectives is part of LocalPI, the UK's largest private investigators. We have an unrivalled track record in private and business investigations. Because we are local you will not be charged for fuel or travel time to get to the location of the assignment. So whatever you need us for, you can relax knowing your investigation is in safe, expert hands.

Professional Investigation

LocalPI is a national company and our head office is based in Nottingham. Operating through our local websites we cover 158 towns and cities throughout the UK. We are not a franchise which means that the quality and standard of our customer service is maintained throughout the UK.

Our Managing Director, Jon Riding, established the company in 1999. Back then it was known as Riding & Sons Investigations. Jurek Piasecki was appointed Chairman of LocalPI in 2012. Since then LocalPI has quickly expanded to become the UK's largest investigation company for private individuals and businesses.

Using industry leading techniques and combined with our high level of customer care, LocalPI provide an unrivalled service when it comes to investigations, research and evidence collection.

Legally Obtained Evidence

By choosing to work with LocalPI, you will benefit from a professional investigation company that delivers results and keeps you in the picture. You will have 24/7 access to a secure online portal where you can view evidence, secured on your behalf – in real time.

All evidence gathered on your behalf is done so legally to ensure you can use it with confidence. Our private and business clients are our best advocates and testimonials are available on request for you to review.

Whichever branch you choose to instruct you can be assured that we will operate with the utmost professionalism, integrity and always legally and within the law.

No Hidden Costs

LocalPI has been providing investigative services for businesses, legal sector, insurance and private clients for nearly two decades. We have experience of investigations into a multitude of issues.

Using our unique portal system ensures that evidential reports are delivered directly to the client within 48 hours of the task being completed.

As a national company we can cover anywhere in the UK without additional travel charges. Our agents are local to you and therefore there is no charge for fuel or travel to and from your job.

Our clear and simple pricing structure means that you know exactly what you will be paying for. There will be no hidden costs or unexpected charges to pay.

Contact Us

In the first instance we always recommend that you contact one of our Case Managers to discuss the most cost-effective way forward.

For Free Advice Phone: 0117 366 0977

Bristol Detectives offer services to cover all eventualities. To book a service today or to find out more information, call 0117 366 0977.

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About Bristol

Bristol Detectives have been operating in Bristol and the South West for almost 20 years.

  • As well as Bristol's nautical connections, the city's economy is reliant on the aerospace industry, defence, the media, information technology and financial services sectors, and tourism.
  • Bristol is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England.
  • Bristol is 105 miles (169 km) west of London, and 24 miles (39 km) east of Cardiff.
  • Bristol has an estimated population of 421,300 for the unitary authority in 2008.
  • Bristol is England's sixth, and the United Kingdom's eighth most populous city.
  • Bristol is one of the group of English Core Cities and the most populous city in South West England.
  • Bristol received a Royal Charter in 1155 and was granted County status in 1373.
  • Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment and education in the region.
  • Bristol's prosperity has been linked with the sea since its earliest days.
  • Bristol has a tradition of local political activism, and has been home to many important political figures.
  • Bristol is unusual in having been a city with county status since medieval times.
  • The county was expanded to include suburbs such as Clifton in 1835, and it was named a county borough in 1889.
  • Bristol is in a limestone area, which runs from the Mendip Hills to the south and the Cotswolds to the north east.
  • The rivers Avon and Frome cut through this limestone to the underlying clays, creating Bristol's characteristic hilly landscape.
  • The Avon flows from Bath in the east, through flood plains and areas which were marshy before the growth of Bristol.
  • Situated in the south of the country, Bristol is one of the warmest cities in the UK.

Bristol Detectives

Professional, efficient and discreet private investigations in 158 UK cities, backed by an extensive UK network. Bristol Detectives serve Bristol and localities throughout the South West.

Bristol Detectives, leading providers of surveillance, polygraph examinations, trace services and vehicle tracking in the South West, since 1999





Bristol Detectives - 95% Success Rate, 100% Legal

By choosing to work with Bristol Detectives, you are choosing a professional, efficient and reliable detective agency with a strong local knowledge of Bristol, the South West and surrounding areas. Our in-house private investigators, operatives and managers are trained to the highest standard. Our equipment is best-of-class. Bristol Detectives are industry leaders in customer service.

All of our private detective services are conducted discreetly and in total confidence.

Last - but not least - you can rest assured that our private investigations services are 100% legal - they comply with all relevant rules and regulations.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about our private investigations services in Bristol, or private detective packages, then don't hesitate to call our friendly team on 0117 366 0977 or contact us via the website.

Bristol Detectives - The No1 Detective Agency in Bristol

7 Unity Street, Bristol, BS1 5HH

Serving Bristol, Kingswood, Mangotsfield, Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Almondsbury and Easton in Gordano and all areas in and around the South West