Hawkins Group

Hawkins is a growing organisation, constantly looking for ways in which we can better serve the needs of our clients.  As well as Hawkins & Associates Ltd, the Hawkins Group includes:


Hawkins & Associates Limited - is our parent company, its head office being in Cambridge, with seven further offices located throughout the UK, and offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Hawkins International

Hawkins (International) Ltd - situated in Dubai, enabling us to field instructions throughout the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia.


Gardiner Fire Investigation

Gardiner Fire Investigation (GFI) - since the closure of the FSS in 2011 fire investigation within the public sector has been in a state of flux and uncertainty.GFI was established in 2012 to provide a consistent, high quality fire investigation service to the Police and other public sector clients.Most cases involve fatal fires or those suspected to be of deliberate origin and all GFI investigators are experienced in working with the Police, Scenes of Crime officers and Fire Service investigators, from the earliest attendance on scene, right up to appearance as an expert witness in the criminal courts.

Gardiner Associates Training & Research

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 scenes are created and then burned to make real fire scenes for training andassessment 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 numbers among its client list UK Police Forces and Fire Brigades, together with a wide range of overseas law-enforcement organisations.

GATR’s fire ground is available for use by insurer clients both for demonstrations and tests and also for training of claims’ handlers.


Hawkins is a growing organisation, constantly looking for ways in which we can serve the needs of our clients better.

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