An ancient kingdom in the centre of the United Kingdom, merged
with Wessex in 919"...
Agency was originally formed
in 1980, and in it's early days operated from Perry Barr in Birmingham.
Many international cases were completed in these early days,
however, as times change so did the type of instructions
received. The bulk of the workload was moved into the commercial
centre of Birmingham, where criminal defence enquiries formed
a large part of the day-to-day activities. Having moved it's headquarters
to the Worcestershire town of Kidderminster, with a satellite office in Birmingham,
Mercia's HQ has again returned to its Birmingham roots in Great Barr.
John. F. Hope, Private Investigator - Managing Director
Founder of Mercia
Detective Agency, John
was raised and educated in Birmingham and joined the Merchant
Navy upon leaving school. He spent 4 years sailing the world
for a New Zealand Shipping Company and upon leaving became
involved within the International Haulage Industry. John holds
a class 1 H.G.V and a certificate of competence in road haulage
John then became a Project Manager for a
company (STG Limited) specialising in very abnormal shipping
and road haulage movements around the world.
John. F. Hope - Managing Director
After training in surveillance John spent
a period of time as a Territorial Army Trooper , and was on
an operational tour in Malta involving 'close protection'
duties, after which he returned to his home city to form the
Mercia Detective Agency.
Today, as well as the hands on management
of Mercia Detective
Agency, John is a member of Rotary
International & The World Association of Detectives Inc. (lifelong member).
Our Private Investigators
Detective Agency, only
employs operatives that have completed the course with The
Academy of Private Investigation with on site training. The
aim is for each investigator to obtain a GNVQ in Investigation
and a licence to operate.
Our investigators operate anywhere you require,
and with the associations we have formed we can task a suitable
investigator within minutes of receiving your instructions.
John. F. Hope and the Mercia
Detective Agency are members of the following
World Association of Detectives Inc.
International Association of Auto
Theft Investigators Inc. (IAATI) National Association
of Professional Process Servers Inc. (NAPPS)