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Investigations by design is a specialist provider of HR investigation services. Its award winning, expert practitioners have first-hand experience of conducting many complex (and often highly sensitive) high profile investigations involving multi-faceted employment matters which ensure compliance with core legislation and ACAS guidance. Our ‘by design’ ethos means that we are committed to working with our clients to provide a bespoke service, tailored to individual requirements whilst ensuring exceptional standards of quality.

IBD work symbiotically with a highly experienced employment law team, and as such we ensure a thorough, forensic independent investigation which will withstand Employment Tribunal scrutiny.

Furthermore, IBD is able to support your organisation to conduct workplace investigations with confidence and assurance. Please visit our training page for more information on our expert, in-house investigations training.


“…the case manager has commented on the quality of the work and was impressed with the level of detail and analysis which was evident within the report and also the clear and concise format.”

Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

“IBD assisted the High Peak Theatre Trust with two confidential and sensitive case investigations. One case involved a complaint made against colleagues. IBD assisted the directors by providing expert HR advice and guidance through each stage of the investigation process. In the second complex case, IBD led the investigation process on behalf of the company. In both assignments, IBD impressed us by their ability to quickly focus on the relevant issues and shape the process. IBD established trust and a rapport with all parties and the manner in which the organisation was provided with pragmatic and helpful guidance enabled a speedy and constructive conclusion to the process. The written reports and guidance IBD produced for us were completed on time and to a high standard. I could have no hesitation in recommending IBD for assignments of this nature.”

High Peak Theatre Trust

“We appointed Linda Pritchard at Investigations By Design to handle an independent, external, investigation for us into a series of whistle blower allegations.  We couldn’t have been more satisfied with her overall approach and the thorough and measured way that she set about understanding the organisation and the background to the allegations that were made.  She worked quickly and produced an excellent report at the end of the process.  I would certainly use IBD should we find ourselves needing these services again.”

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