25-year-old Charlotte Thornber aims to be a motivated, focused and keen individual driven and dedicated to ‘crack cases’ and search for resolutions to help others. Her motto is ‘there is only one truth’.
After graduating with Criminology degree, she joined the police force in South Yorkshire during her course. Fast-forward to 2015 and Charlotte’s passion for investigations seemed to drive her to do more than the bureaucracy of the police.
Starting completely alone, being new to business, Charlotte setup her own practice, Taylor Investigations . The challenges of her own business have offered her many valuable growth opportunities and welcoming learning experiences in various investigative and security situations. Today Taylor Investigations are a nationwide private investigation and close protection company for both private and corporate clients and have staff throughout the UK and internationally to deal with all enquiries.
The services offered include; matrimonial and pre marital investigations, surveillance, disappeared people, debtor tracing, beneficiary and policyholder tracing, background and pre employment checks, robbery and impersonation of persons investigations, employment physical impairment investigations, lie detector tests, insurance investigations, close protection security, asset protection and residential protection. They also connect with local counsellors and persons of interest to assist in the aftercare of any case ensuring a streamlined package.
the Jupital had the opportunity to talk with Charlotte about her passion for private investigation:
1) What motivated you to become a private investigator?
After joining the police force at the young age of 19, it opened my eyes to world I was unaware of. Shortly after I developed a particular skill set and the passion for investigation grew from there. It was particularly interesting as it got more complex with investigations from working on them start to finish aiming for a productive end result. After 5 years in the police, I decided to use my investigation skills elsewhere and away from the police. From there I embarked on researching the industry of private investigation and making connections, learning all I was able to which lead to my business being born.
2) What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is certainly getting the end result for the client, in effect ‘cracking the case’. There are times when it may be far from the answers they are looking for however for them it is closure. I work with counsellors and solicitors to ensure aftercare for the client and they are supported throughout, as the cases may be quite emotive.
3) How does private investigation help others?
Finding the answers people are looking for. Whether it is investigating an individual to support a legal case, tracing a debtor or finding a long lost loved one. Our clients are searching for a resolution and an answer and this is what I am able to provide which is invaluable. My motto is ‘there is only one truth’. I also provide legal services to solicitors assisting in their cases and provide validation to any information a client may have already received.
4) What makes Taylor Investigations unique to other investigative and security companies?
Taylor Investigations is the one access shop to all investigation and close protection requirements. Our team is highly trained in various aspects of the industry making us highly recommended by our clients. Persons of interest and high net worth individuals have acquired our close protection services, as we are trusted to ensure maximum protection. We have got the result and offered the continuous aftercare to our clients, which we pride ourselves on.
- Know it may be a challenging beginning and ensure you are fully supported to deal with all the cases, which may come your way. There are professional bodies to assist with this.
- Do your research and understand who may be the unproductive sources in the industry. Every industry has them and aims to find other surroundings to be more associated with the correct people.
- Determination is key. In business and in private investigation be as determinate to solve the case at all times which is a win.
Charlotte has recently launched a crowd funding campaign to generate funds and interest in her business. 10% of pledges are to be donated to the “Missing People Charity”. Charlotte believes they are an innovative charity supporting those affected by loved ones who have disappeared. The funding generated is to be used for training, marketing, advertising and in particular a video campaign.
Charlotte states” If everyone pledged £2 we may soon reach our target offering more job prospects, as we are constantly looking for talented staff, help to reach potential clients who need to find a loved one or require our services as well as supporting our chosen charity which support loved ones who have disappeared.”
For further information on how to get involved with supporting Charlotte’s venture: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/private-investigation-close-protection
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