About LocalPI

Established in 1999

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

Cardiff Detectives

Cardiff 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: 029 2029 0469

Cardiff Detectives offer services to cover all eventualities. To book a service today or to find out more information, call 029 2029 0469.

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About Cardiff

Cardiff Detectives have been operating in Cardiff and Wales for almost 20 years.

  • Cardiff was a small town until the early 19th century, its prominence as a major port for the transport of coal following the arrival of industry in the region contributed to its rise as a major city.
  • Cardiff is the capital, largest city and most populous county of Wales.
  • Cardiff is Wales' chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales.
  • According to recent estimates, the population of the unitary authority area of Cardiff is 324,800.
  • Cardiff's metropolitan area has a population of nearly 1.1 million, more than a third of the total Welsh population.
  • Cardiff is a significant tourism centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 11.7 million visitors in 2006.
  • Cardiff is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan (and later South Glamorgan).
  • Cardiff is part of the Eurocities network of the largest European cities.
  • Cardiff Urban Area covers a slightly larger area, including Dinas Powys, Penarth and Radyr.
  • Cardiff was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed capital of Wales in 1955.
  • Since the 1990s Cardiff has seen significant development with a new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay which contains the new Welsh Assembly Building and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex.
  • Cardiff's city centre is undergoing a major redevelopment.
  • Cardiff was awarded with the European City Of Sport in 2009 due to its role in hosting major international sporting events.
  • In 1536, the Act of Union between England and Wales led to the creation of the shire of Glamorgan, and Cardiff was made the county town.
  • The town grew rapidly from the 1830s onwards, when the Marquess of Bute built a dock which eventually linked to the Taff Vale Railway.
  • Cardiff became the main port for exports of coal from the Cynon, Rhondda, and Rhymney valleys, and grew at a rate of nearly 80% per decade between 1840 and 1870.
  • By the 1881 census, Cardiff had overtaken both Merthyr and Swansea to become the largest town in Wales.[
  • Cardiff's new status as the premier town in South Wales was confirmed when it was chosen as the site of the University College South Wales and Monmouthshire in 1893.
  • Cardiff faced a challenge in the 1880s when David Davies of Llandinam and the Barry Railway Company promoted the development of rival docks at Barry.
  • Cardiff is built on reclaimed marshland on a bed of Triassic stones.
  • Cardiff is bordered to the west by the rural district of the Vale of Glamorgan.
  • Cardiff is situated near the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, stretching westward from Penarth and Barry.

Cardiff Detectives

Professional, efficient and discreet private investigations in 158 UK cities, backed by an extensive UK network. Cardiff Detectives serve Cardiff and localities throughout Wales.

If you are in need of confidential and discreet investigations, our team of dedicated Case Managers and experienced Agents are at hand to assist you. Providing private and corporate investigations in Cardiff and Cymru.





Cardiff Detectives - 95% Success Rate, 100% Legal

By choosing to work with Cardiff Detectives, you are choosing a professional, efficient and reliable detective agency with a strong local knowledge of Cardiff, Wales and surrounding areas. Our in-house private investigators, operatives and managers are trained to the highest standard. Our equipment is best-of-class. Cardiff 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 Cardiff, or private detective packages, then don't hesitate to call our friendly team on 029 2029 0469 or contact us via the website.

Cardiff Detectives - The No1 Detective Agency in Cardiff

The Maltings, East Tyndale St, Cardiff, CF24 5EA

Serving Cardiff, Culverhouse Cross, Lisvane, Rumney, Pentwyn, Llanrumney , Cyncoed, Radyr and Rhiwbina and all areas in and around Wales