Paul Read Consulting - Investigations, Intelligence Services, Security Management & Protective Services, IT Security Management and Risk Management.

Why you should choose us

PR Consulting is a specialist security, investigation and risk management company based in London UK with national and international reach. The services offered are based on 36 years operational experience in the Military, Police and Law enforcement.

We provide confidential and professional services across a broad range of disciplines, individually tailored for the need of the client. Excellent service is what our brand name seeks to achieve in every task undertaken. We provide professional comprehensive solutions to complex and challenging problems. If our own initial resources are not able to meet the client’s requirements, we engage the services of only trusted and reliable contractors, known and used by us for a number of years.

Our clients demand and expect a professional bespoke service that meets their needs. We pride ourselves and have a passion in exceeding delivery where other providers have failed. Clients that use our services include: multi-national corporates, lawyers/solicitors, PLC and ltd businesses, high net worth individuals, Government services and of course private citizens.

About Paul Read Consulting

With a career spanning nearly 40 years in the Police and Law Enforcement, including military, Paul’s breadth of knowledge and experience within the industry is truly extensive. Paul served in the military seeing active service in the Falklands war and Northern Ireland. During his 36 years in the Police (Thames Valley Police) and Law Enforcement, principally as a Senior Detective he was commended 14 times, seeing duty abroad on both National and International investigations into Serious Organised crime regularly. He is an accredited and vastly experienced Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) having attended and passed both the Home Office National Level 3 PIP-Professionalising Investigation Programme and the SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) SIO Covert Law Enforcement Programme.

He has held appointments as Head of Thames Valley Police Crime and Drug investigation unit, SIO on Major crime, Operational Head for intelligence and security on SOCA and as an Operational Head of both SOCA/NCA (National Crime Agency) investigation teams for proactive covert and reactive major investigations including fraud and money laundering (AML).

Paul completed the last 6 years as a Senior Operations manager at the National Crime Agency. This involved being nationally trained and accredited in the management of serious crime, including major fraud, money laundering and corruption. He is a nationally trained SIO, accredited and experienced in both Kidnap and extortion and further nationally trained with vast experience in the management and use of undercover officers. He is adept in project work in that he wrote and implemented the TVP force policy for kidnap and extortion as well as providing valuable training for commercial organisations in the prevention and best practice in the management of such investigations. He has strategic management experience as the change manager for Berkshire East BCU, in the implementation of the newly formed crime management and reporting process, for a Force wide initiative to improve effectiveness and efficiency for the public.

His additional skills and experience are: (CHIS) Covert Human Intelligence Source Controller and handler, fully trained surveillance operative, team leader and manager (Level1) including being advanced driver trained.

Paul is also Developed Vetted to Government security clearance.

You can also find us at Bracknell Private Investigators and Slough Private Investigators


Notable and Recent Submissions

  • "Paul Read is a highly experienced investigator, well used to unravelling complex investigations and using cutting edge techniques to achieve high quality results for his clients. He has an extensive background in investigations on both the national and international stages. His key strong personal strengths include determination, tenacity and discretion."

    Trevor Symes - Former G1 Head of Investigations SOCA / National Crime Agency

  • “I had the pleasure of working with Paul as a fellow intelligence manager and know him as someone with a comprehensive knowledge of the full range of intelligence gathering techniques and the ability to apply them effectively. Later I worked with him as a highly effective investigation manager. Paul’s energetic and determined character coupled with his deep experience of investigations at all levels enabled him to lead his team to achieve considerable success, including innovating by securing the first prosecutions under new legislation.“

    Steve Cooper - Former NCA Intelligence Manager

  • “I have worked with Paul Read for the last nine years, on both major and complex investigations. He is extremely focussed on achieving excellence and delivering positive results. Paul is an experienced and able investigator with a proven track record. I have no hesitation in recommending him to your business. “

    Dave Shorey - NCA Branch Commander

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Telephone (9-5 GMT): 07535 323 770


22 Pitts lane, Earley, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1BT

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About Us

Paul Read Consulting provides a plethora of services relating to Law Enforcement, Investigations, Fraud and Compliance, Security Management & Protective Services, Due Diligence, Vetting and Prevention, Risk Management, Specialist Services and much more. We aim to provide quality customer care and an outstanding service that goes above and beyond your expectations. Our brand and reputation is based on going that extra hurdle to ensure that any given task is completed to your entire satisfaction.