London House continues to meet clients’ demands

A specialist in financial and commercial investigations, London House International provides a comprehensive range of investigative services to a blue chip client base including many of the major financial and legal institutions in the UK and overseas.

To meet its clients’ demands for new initiatives to improve their profits and reduce unnecessary losses, London House is continually improving the services it provides via its extensive network of offices in the UK and agency network across Europe.

The company’s latest development has seen London House form a new partnership with Concateno, one of the UK’s largest and best-known companies providing drug and alcohol screening, laboratory testing and expertise, and winner of the Queen’s Award for Innovation in this field.

This partnership will help London House’s clients combat the increasing cases of theft, fraud and accidents in the workplace as one of the underlying reasons is drug and alcohol misuse by staff.

However, drug and alcohol screening is just one of the many professional services that London House can provide to its clients to reduce risk, save money and give its clients’ businesses an even further competitive edge. All London House Managers are trained to give corporate clients best advice in the following areas:

Trace Enquiries
This involves finding debtors, tenants, individuals and businesses that have “disappeared” owing clients’ money.

Commercial Debt Collection
The collection of outstanding debts from evasive customers.

Process Serving Legal Documents
Serving legal orders throughout the country.

Discreet Enquiries
Evaluating information that is not available on databases.

Surveillance Operations
Observing and reporting on certain activities.

Fraud Investigations
Providing clients with preventative consultancy to reduce the risk of fraud.

Internal Theft and Undercover

Staff Investigations
Gathering evidence before taking action.

Statement Taking
Providing an experienced investigator to take statements.

Mystery Shopper
Monitoring customer service levels and staff integrity.

Credit Control
Help with cash flow, as a sale is not a sale until payment is received.

Tenant Screening
Cutting risks with checks on credit, employment, County Court Judgements and previous landlord reports.

“Our reputation is unparalleled in our market place and we have a very stable franchise owner base with our longest serving franchise owner remaining with us for 14 years and many more well into their second term of five years.”
Managing Director and co-founder, Godfrey Lancashire

Summary of Operation

London House is a financial and commercial investigation franchise. As a London House franchise owner you will be a banking, legal and insurance consultant and investigator, providing a range of services to banks, finance houses, law firms, insurance companies and the rest of the credit industry. As a commercial investigator, your core business will be gathering information to advise clients on the prevention and recovery of loss caused by fraud and bad debt.

Franchise Owner Testimonials

Keith Palmer (Cleveland) (pictured right: top)
“The company’s level of expertise is unsurpassed. The network really works as a team – always willing to share advice and experience to help.”

Ray Bushell (Exeter) (pictured right: centre)
“I liked the fact that London House had a good business model in place – tried, tested and proven to be a success and they provide very good training and support.”

Jim Davis (Bournemouth & Solent) (pictured right: bottom)
“The support has been great – if there is anything you need they are there. I’m still expanding from my current turnover of £70,000.”

Ideal London House franchise owner

London House is looking for franchise owners with a professional background – they do not have to come from a related sector, so they don’t have to be police or investigators, as London House provides two weeks’ residential training at its Milton Keynes head office.

The company is looking for people who have good interpersonal skills together with commitment and enthusiasm to build their own business.

“Prospective franchise owners don't need direct technical experience but it is helpful if they have some understanding of finance and have good street sense,” explains London House Managing Director Godfrey Lancashire. “However, our training is a very professional programme in which they are provided with the technical guidance that they need.”

Key Benefits

  • Brand reputation and credibility
  • Some client business referred from head office
  • Established for some 15 plus years
  • A portfolio of blue-chip client companies
  • Professional white collar operation
  • No money invested in stock
  • Can satisfactorily work from a home office
  • Great lifestyle of variety
  • Flexible hours of work
  • Minimal overheads

Franchise Package

London House, established in 1995, offers two investment level options for aspiring franchise owners. Its Standard package provides a town-sized exclusive territory and can be secured for £10,750 + VAT, while its Premium package covers a larger, regional territory combining a number of population centres for an investment starting at £19,750 + VAT. Both packages include the same level of comprehensive training, ongoing support, full marketing launch programme and access to a Franchise Help Desk, plus introductions to known clients and recommendations about local networking events.

The Facts:

  • One person is declared bankrupt or insolvent in the UK every five minutes
  • UK debt grows by £1m every eight minutes!
  • Amount of interest paid in the UK every day: £263 million

Branches Nationwide Include:

Aylesbury and High Wycombe
Brighton, Crawley & Redhill
Bristol & Bath
Bromley & Croydon
Central & West London
Chelmsford & Southend
Exeter & Torquay
Harrow & North West London
Ipswich & Colchester
Maidstone & North Kent
Milton Keynes
Preston, Blackburn & Fylde
Southampton & Portsmouth
St Albans
Tonbridge & Canterbury
Wolverhampton & Shropshire