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Orion Investigations & Intelligence Ltd

BN3, Hove


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19 min response time

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


We are EXPERT Private Investigators you can trust. - You can see our genuine 5 Star reviews on Bark, Trustpilot and on Google
We are rated "EXCELLENT" for overall Customer Satisfaction on Trustpilot with a current 4.7/5 Rating
We do not over-promise.

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33 customer reviews

7 May 2021

Martyn is the epitome of integrity and professionalism. Like many other reviewers, we had never used this kind of service before. We were impressed from the outset by his communication skills, promptness and efficiency. Since undertaking the initial investigation he has kept us updated with every development and has gone the extra mile in checking up on our current situation. Nothing has been too much trouble and we have valued his advice, insight, empathy and support throughout our predicament. We cannot recommend him highly enough. He continues to be involved in our case and we would not hesitate to use him in the future. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

16 April 2021

From the very beginning of the investigation, we had great communication on the strategy on the project ahead. as I had never used this type of service before i wasn’t sure whatto expect, I had spoken with a couple before Orion and was very sceptical with the first conversations. Not the case once I had spoken with Orion. I’m not using first names as I’m not sure if that’s the protocol. But we had a very personable communications. And yes my case was solved and worth every penny More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

19 February 2021

I contacted Orion and spoke with Martyn .He listened to my situation and gave me great advice for what is a very stressful situation . I found him kind and empathetic and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him .Many thanks More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

9 February 2021

I had a good experience working with Martin, he was very understanding, explaining to me what he could and could not do within the law. He kept me informed at all times, he was very pleasant and I would recommend his services. He is a honest man and took on board his boundaries and his suggestions. He deserve 5 stars More...

2 February 2021

Thank you Orion Investigations for your professional and thorough investigation on behalf of our organisation. Excellent client communication throughout and a an extensive and concise report of findings to support our investigation. I would highly recommend Orion for anyone requiring a discreet and proficient service. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

19 December 2020

I've contacted Orion several times over the last couple of years to discuss ongoing cases and investigations.Martyn has always been very helpful and willing to listen and help with a way forward. I have put five stars on the rating. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

9 December 2020

Excellent service, could not fault the very professional service. I was treated with understanding and empathy in a difficult situation. would highly recommend Orion, thank you Martyn More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

3 October 2020

Super professional, kind, meticulous, communicative, responsive, and honest. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Would highly recommend. I tried using a similar service before Orion, which was good; but Orion’s service was next-level and I will definitely use this service again. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

15 August 2020

I highly recommend Orion. Martyn is a true professional, and his work experience speaks for itself. Aside from endorsing high standards of engagement, work ethic and delivery, he takes time to listen, understand his clients and the problem at hand, and has gone above and beyond to assist me.

Reviewed on TrustPilot

29 June 2020

I had a very positive experience all the way through my dealings with them and they went above and beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend them.

Reviewed on TrustPilot

9 April 2020

My initial contact was quickly responded to and work was carried out promptly. The service was top quality in all aspects - my requirements were quickly understood, work was carried out with great efficiency, and the outcome was exactly what I needed. I would highly recommend this company. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

6 December 2019

I am happy to say that I have found Martyn of Orion Investigations and Intelligence Ltd, extremely good value for money, professional and diligent. His integrity and personal attention is refreshing, making unpleasant business more palatable. Many thanks for the second operation smoothly and efficiently conducted. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

22 October 2019

Orion handled my issue in a quick, competent, professional and understanding manner. The work was soon done and to my complete satisfaction. Orion answered my questions well and kept in regular touch with me throughout. I would certainly be happy to use their services again in the future. Another successful case for Orion and another satisfied client - me !JT OCTOBER 2019 More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

7 February 2019

The service from Martyn was excellent. He was discreet, professional and obtained the evidence needed. I would highly recommend him to all.

Reviewed on TrustPilot

29 January 2019

Quality service, discreet and professional. I would recommend Martyn and his team without reservation.

Reviewed on TrustPilot

26 January 2019

I would like to give 5* with the honour for the best and exceeding customer service in every step of the way whilst I needed their services . Definitely trustworthy , confidential and always their to answer any question you need and mosf important they comlleted the job and services I required .I would definitely recommend "Orion investigations "as the best and to everyone -as it's do difficult to choose who and why and the biggest worry I now know thay everyone need is the TRUST. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

8 January 2019

I asked Orion to trace two people for whom I had very scant details. I needed their details quickly and, despite saying it might take three days it took one! The outcome was spot on and the service swift, reliable, courteous and discrete. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Orion to anyone. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

17 December 2018

Orion investigations were nothing but helpful, polite and efficient during my time using them. Their quote for the job was by far the most competitive and fair and I felt that I could trust them from the very beginning. They were not trying to ripp me off as I had felt with some companies and their huge fees. Their turn around was also great and the results were achieved far quicker than I had imagined. I highly recommend using them and if I ever require such services again, or know anyone who was, they will be my first choice for a professional and speedy investigation! Thank you so much. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

4 December 2018

Very swift and professional service. This was the first time I had used a private investigator for some information for safeguarding and I was happy with the result. I would highly recommend the company. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

26 November 2018

Helped with a tracing service. Really clear in all aspects, very quick to respond to requests and ultra-professional. An excellent service, delivered really quickly with great results. Very professional and no hesitation to recommend Martyn and Orion. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

23 July 2018

Martyn is a very experienced and respected professional with a history of working at the highest and most trusted levels in his former career. I have known him for some time through business dealings with Orion Investigations & Intelligence Ltd and have found him to be a highly effective and thorough professional in everything he does. I cannot think of anybody I could recommend more highly than Martyn in providing top level, reliable investigations and intelligence work. For corporate or domestic requirements in this field, Martyn is most definitely your go to man. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

28 May 2018

Fantastic service and extremely helpful staff. I would recommend this company to anyone wishing to pursue an investigation.

Reviewed on Google Maps

6 April 2018

Fantastic service and extremely helpful staff. I would recommend their services to anyone wishing to pursue an investigation. Extremely professional.

Reviewed on TrustPilot

9 November 2017

Very nice people and very understanding, also very professional at what they do.

Reviewed on TrustPilot

4 November 2017

very nice people and very professional...

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Thank you Jason for trusting Orion to undertake the assignment.

16 October 2017

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Having made my initial enquiry, I was contacted almost by return. Martyn was polite and professional. I explained what I wanted and, after investigation, the information was given to me in a fast and efficient manner. I would definitely use this company again should the need arise.
Thank you for all your efforts.

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Reply from Orion Investigations & Intelligence Ltd

Thank you for your 5 Star rating for Orion Investigations & Intelligence Limited. We really value and appreciate the positive endorsement.

16 October 2017

After my initial enquiry, the response was very timely. Having explained my requirements to Martyn, he asked all the relevant questions and the result was swift, comprehensive and professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again if the need arises.Many thanks for all your help. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

28 May 2017

I had the pleasure to work with Martyn during his career with Hewlett-Packard and I am aware of his experience in UK Law Enforcement. As someone who spent 35 years in US Law Enforcement I would highly recommend Orion Investigations and can attest to Martyn being a true professional. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

14 February 2017

I found Orion Investigations to hold the very highest of ethics, to show careful consideration for me as their client, and in the manner the investigation was planned and executed. I also appreciated that Orion had a respectful attitude toward the target of the investigation, for which I had concern. In addition Orion took absolutely no unfair advantage of the situation to gain financially, and their rates are reasonable.Andy J More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

31 January 2017

They did a great job achieving a positive result utilising their skills and years of experience to track down and process the documentation.

Reviewed on TrustPilot

31 January 2017

I was in need of a professional private investigator, to investigate a personal matter, on fairly short notice. Piecing together what little information we initially had, Orion were very thorough and worked closely with myself to uncover new information and draw new, useful conclusions. Using Orion's findings and advice, I was able to make far more effective and informed decisions.Orion are fast, responsive and thorough. I was impressed by their speed and diligence, and I would certainly recommend their services to anyone who needs a private investigator. Should I need a private investigator again in the future, Orion will be my first choice. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

30 January 2017

Orion Investigations were used in a complex investigation where we required an analytical look at particular data that was captured in volume. The evidence collected by Orion was done in fast time owing to constraints we were presented with.The culmination of the work was extremely professional and impressive. We have no hesitation in recommending Orion to others and indeed using them again in the future. More...

Reviewed on TrustPilot

28 May 2016

I've got to know Martyn very well through having done business with him over the past couple of years. I also share with Martyn a past background in professional investigation and I've been genuinely impressed indeed with his level of experience and expertise in his field. He is a true professional in every sense of the word and they don't come any more experienced or capable of obtaining results than Martyn. I can honestly say it's been a real pleasure doing business with him and I truly value him both as a business contact and a friend. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Martyn and Orion Investigations for commercial and private investigations. Without doubt you'll be hiring the most capable and dependable service in the business. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps


My name is Martyn Meekums. I am the founder of Orion Investigations & Intelligence Limited, and the Senior Investigator.
So, what do I enjoy most about my job?
I enjoy the diversity of assignments my clients ask me to undertake. Every investigation presents unique challenges. No two jobs are ever the same and I genuinely want to do my best for those who place their trust in my company, Orion Investigations & Intelligence Limited. This is demonstrated by the sheer number of positive reviews I have received from delighted clients who have entrusted me to work for them.
The Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle said, "Quality is never an accident. It is the direct result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution"
Those words hold true today and they are the Orion mantra. Every member of my Team at Orion continually strives to improve the quality of service and to exceed customer expectations.

I served 34 years as a career detective with Sussex Police. I only left the Police because I was recruited to be the Global Intelligence Manager for a household name multi-national computer company.
I didn't enjoy working in the corporate world, so I decided to set up Orion Investigations & Intelligence Limited in 2014 in order to make the best use of my professional knowledge and investigations experience.
I take pride in always delivering best in class investigations, exceeding customer expectations, and always providing excellent value.

You should choose me because I am a REAL detective who you can trust to get the job done without breaching your confidence, and without charging you a fortune. I have received over THIRTY genuine FIVE STAR Reviews across Trustpilot, Google and Yell and an EXCELLENT customer satisfaction award from Trustpilot with a rating of 4.7/5 underlines that people who have trusted me to work for them are very pleased with my work and the expertise and value I provide.

I take great personal pride in the fact that private and commercial customers place their trust in Orion Investigations & Intelligence Ltd to provide them with first-class service.
I only work with experts who are ex-Police Detectives and ex-Military (many of whom are former Special Forces) who I know personally and who I trust implicitly.
Beware! There are many unscrupulous rogues operating as Private Investigators. Many have no training, no insurance, and no intention of doing any work for the client.
I urge anybody engaging a Private Investigator to make enquiries about their professional background and to be certain that they can trust the people they are trusting to work for them.
I am always pleased to provide details and proof about my professional competencies so my clients can make informed decisions.
Client's considering hiring me are encouraged to check out my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/martyn-meekums-4078215a/.
On LinkedIn, you can see the number of genuine endorsements I have received from fellow professionals I have worked with during my career. You cannot fabricate this sort of information. I hope it gives you the confidence to trust me and engage me to work for you.
Orion Investigations & Intelligence Ltd is fully insured. We have £1m Professional Liability Insurance - Many investigators will have no insurance - Ask them for proof!
I am a Full Member of the Association of Britsh Investigators, which rigorously vets its members to ensure quality standards are met, and which operates a strict Code of Ethics its members must comply with.
Everybody who works for and with Orion holds nationally recognized law enforcement and/or military accreditations in investigation and surveillance and holds a current Criminal Records certificate (proving they have a clean criminal record). I've known all of my Team for many years and have worked with them on complex investigations so I can guarantee they work to the same high standards as me.
You can see some of the genuine testimonials received from satisfied clients on the Orion website at www.orioninvestigations.co.uk, and on Trustpilot

This depends entirely on the nature of the investigation. Some services are conducted online, such as Trace & Locate work and the majority of Background Checks, but other services require enquiries face to face. The pandemic has caused me to re-appraise the way I work. I do not meet clients face to face unless absolutely necessary, which makes it even more essential that I conduct Due Diligence, and satisfy myself about every client's true identity and their true motivations for wanting me to conduct an investigation. I always require proof of every client's ID, and addess. If you are not prepared to prove to me who you are, don't bother asking me to work for you.

I wish to re-assure our clients that I am, as far as possible, operating a “business as usual” approach during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. You will be able to contact me in the usual way either by mobile phone, 07949 212272 or via email, martyn@orioninvestigations.co.uk.
I am operating as close as possible to "normal". I am fully respecting government advice and keeping personal face to face contact with clients to an absolute minimum. However, I am able to provide first-class service by holding meetings via Skype or Zoom if required.


We provide investigative support to Commercial, Legal and Private clients.
As former police detectives, we understand how to conduct investigations and how to obtain intelligence in an ethical manner which will stand the scrutiny of lawyers, courts and tribunals.
We have gathered evidence to assist individuals in taking out private prosecutions. We have also worked on numerous cases for defendants where our expertise has uncovered evidence to support the defence case that the police had overlooked. We have worked on serious crime investigations which we have uncovered evidence which has caused the Police/CPS to abandon the prosecution.

We are former law enforcement accredited surveillance officers. We can provide static observations. We can also provide mobile surveillance teams. We use the same surveillance techniques employed against major criminals to provide a best in class service for all our clients. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and have undertaken work across the UK for major companies, and we apply the same degree of dedication and tenacity to all cases, whether big or small. We use technical surveillance and video to obtain best evidence.

We are experts in bug sweeping. We use state of the art equipment - NOT the rubbish advertised in so-called "spy shops". Our operatives have the very best training and are experts. We do not do this by half-measures. If you want this service we only do it one way - Properly. If you genuinely need this service we will provide a service which best in class.

We are able to provide the evidence you require to give you the confidence to take action. We will provide evidence of a relationship or of cohabilitation, supported by covert video evidence. We provide evidence in support of divorce cases, and if required we can work with your solicitor.

We are experts in providing trace & locate services. We only use ethical, legal means to locate individuals.
We do not have a back channel into law enforcement to find out a criminal history, not do we hack into phone calls or messages...so so don't ask!
We have conducted 100's of searches. Our success rate is well over 90%.
Please be aware we will need to be satisfied as to the true reason why you wish to late an individual.