The Frank Martin Award

The Award goes to a prominent member of the Association of British Investigators who is considered to have served the Association or the Private Investigator profession above and beyond the call of duty.

Kevin J Regan was voted in as the 2019 recepient at the Association of British Investigators Annual General Meeting and Black Tie Celebration at: Chateau Rhianfa, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales on Saturday, 11th May 2019.

The award nomination was from the previous winner: Mr John McNulty of Nottingham Investigations. It read:

Regan holds a BA Hons degree and is the Managing Director of Burton Regan Limited a full time, front line Professional Private Investigator, Process Server and Enquiry Agent. In his 30 plus years, Kevin has worked for: Associated Detectives; London, Anglo European Private Detectives Limited; Leeds, Nationwide Investigations Group; Manchester and more latterly he is the MD of Burton Regan Detective Bureau (Now: Burton Regan Limited).

He has only missed two or three Branch meetings since his interview in 2011 and has occupied every position at the Northern branch since then. As the current Chair he has organised meetings at venues in Manchester and at Wetherby for the past two years. The latest meeting was a resounding success – well attended with excellent speakers.

As a founding member of the Association of British Investigators Academy in 2014 he continues to serve the academy by running Process Serving master classes and offering the IQ Level 3 Award for Processional Investigators, indeed, over 100 ABI members have achieved this Award from Kevin’s training company, to date.

Kevin proofread The ABI Process Servers’ Guide by Nicci Ashby. He proofread and contributed to Alan Blaney’s / Focus Training (UK) Ltd training material which was adopted by the Academy / Association and available to learners until 2016.

Regan was appointed by Pearson PLC as their Lead Examiner for the Professional Private Investigator Sector in October 2013 after a nationwide selection process. Kevin writes the specification for the Pearson Professional Investigator qualification and “Credits” and “Levels” other Pearson qualifications amongst his ongoing duties.

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