Hawkins is a growing group of organisations specialising in forensic investigation, cause and origin investigation, and training for professional investigators. The organisations complement one another so that we can better serve the needs of our clients.
The Hawkins Group includes:
Hawkins & Associates Limited
Our parent company, specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis. Established in 1980 in Cambridge, the company is solely-employee owned, enabling us to build on our strong culture and business ethics. We have eight offices located throughout the UK and an ever-increasing number of experts covering many disciplines.
Gardiner Associates Training & Research (GATR)
Founded in 1995, Gardiner Associates became part of the Hawkins Group in 2013 and is Europe’s foremost provider of fire investigation and crime scene training. The Company’s operations are based on its live fire site in Essex, where rooms are built and then burned to make real fire scenes for training and assessment to current standards and qualifications. GATR represents the only place where you can obtain a modern qualification in fire investigation involving practical testing on a real fire scene. GATR’s fire ground is available for use by insurer clients both for demonstrations and tests and also for training of claims’ handlers.
Hawkins (International) Ltd
Situated in Dubai, Hawkins International - established in 2014 - is ideally located to field instructions throughout the Middle East, Africa and South America. Our team in Dubai is able to offer a wide range of forensic services.
Hawkins & Associates (Hong Kong) Ltd
Formerly HFS-Asia, Hawkins Hong Kong joined the Hawkins Group in 2016. Our Hong Kong office allows our forensic scientists and engineers to provide Expert Witness services throughout South-East Asia.
Hawkins & Associates (Singapore) Ltd
Hawkins Singapore opened in late 2016 in order for us to provide a better cause and origin investigation service to our clients in this region.