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‘And who are you today?’ The day-to-day life and adventures of private investigators!

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 19:00 - 20:00 Location: Novotel Reading Centre, 25b Friar Street, Reading, Berks, RG1 1DP Member cost: £0 (including VAT) Non-member cost: £0 (including VAT)

Steven McIntyre & Jamie McIntyre - Stratzen Ltd

From Philip Marlowe to Jason Bourne, our view of private investigators and intelligence agents has been coloured by Hollywood. This evening presents an opportunity to hear from two experienced and accomplished investigators about their work in surveillance, intelligence gathering, covert work and executive support - all on a no-names basis. Discussion will focus on physical security, under-cover work, intelligence and trade secrets, equipment, divorce, and forensic support. They will also look at operational confidentiality, asset tracing, ethics, and the unregulated nature of detective work. This presentation offers an unrivalled opportunity to gain a wider appreciation of important work available to protect your clients. Please note that the event will not be available online and will not be recorded.

Steve McIntyre’s background is in intelligence gathering and operational service. He served in the British Army gaining experience in a wide range of operational roles before joining the Metropolitan Police Service and being selected for special duties in their intelligence gathering operations. In the 1990s he joined the private sector as a corporate intelligence practitioner working with regular and single assignment clients from a range of industries including major international brands such as PayPal, eBay, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, and AstraZeneca. He works for ultra-high net worth individuals and law firms supporting family offices that include strategic planning, field work and research, counselling and supporting and protecting clients during litigation. Steve established a unique arrangement with UK Special Branch in the late 1990s undertaking specialist operations to counter aggressive and unlawful action by the Green environmental movement. He is known for his proficiency in the planning and execution of surveillance, counter-surveillance, and long-term sting operations.

Jamie McIntyne is an experienced film and TV camera operator. He is also a qualified CAA drone operator, proficient in multi-operator surveillance deployments as well as analysing the intelligence material obtained from such operations. Jamie is involved in the deployment of physical security including permitted defence, CCTV and high-end alarm systems and is familiar with modern open-source intelligence research and analysis.

Queries can be directed to David Gwillim – Chairman of Thames Valley branch Ciarb on 07771 946896 or