About Us

AIS was founded in 1994. The Company has grown with over 70 Investigators and operates nationwide, including Northern Ireland and the Channel islands, with its head office in Cardiff.



Established in 1994, AIS is a leading professional, private and commercial sector investigation company. With its head office in Cardiff, the company boasts over 50 investigators, strategically placed across the UK, including Northern Ireland, adding local knowledge as a substantial asset to their wealth of detection and investigation skills.

With a proven track record and maintaining leading industry standards, all AIS investigators have been trained to the highest professional levels and come with impeccable references. The company carries out regular update training in legislation, procedures and methods. With such an experienced team of professionals, we are able to undertake the widest range of cases; including, criminal and civil investigations, case reviews, surveillance, corporate loss or fraud, you know your business we’re just here to help.



  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Ireland

Managing Director


 Paul Champion

Since retirement from the Police service Paul has operated ‘AIS 2000, the investigation specialists’.  The company  investigates on average in excess of 1500 cases per year.

AIS has grown substantially under his direction and are proud to be the chosen investigative specialists for a wide range of clients including FTSE 100 nationally and internationally known Insurers and businesses, local authorities, the legal profession, and will carry out corporate and individual investigations of all kinds.

Whilst taking an active role in many  ‘hands on’ investigations, Paul  believes in delivering with Alacrity, Integrity and Service.

Through his membership of Professional bodies, he has worked tirelessly with others in raising the bar for professional investigators, he is a firm advocate of official regulation or licensing within the industry.

See more on this subject here Professional Security Magazine Page 36



You’ll need quality when you are in a situation or scenario which might require our help.

You’ll need to know who you are dealing with, can they be trusted? are they proficient?  will my confidentiality be respected?

Here at AIS quality is our watchword.  We want you, our clients, to know that these are not just empty words, but sound professional values; we maintain 3 UKAS accredited standards, something that not many businesses in our line of work possess.

ISO 9001-2008. Quality Management Systems

BS 102000 – 2013. The Code of Practice for the provision of     investigative services

BS 7858 – 2012. Security screening of individuals employed in a security environment

Having these standards is no mean feat, to maintain them we have to be annually audited by an independent body who scrutinise every aspect of our work and business practices.  You can’t just ‘buy’ these accreditations you have to earn and deserve them.

At AIS every case is appointed a lead investigator, overseeing the case process from start to finish, and always under the watchful eyes of the AIS quality control team. Not only are we voluntarily subject to UKAS audits we are regularly audited by several of our larger clients…. we were once described by a Senior Insurance Claims Manager  as…

” The best kept secret in the insurance industry”.


AIS are notified (Registered) under the Data Protection Act 1998, the Company and its management are proud to hold association with the following professional bodies.