The Annual General Meeting 2021 - Tortworth Court

Date: Saturday 24th April, 2021 - Venue: , GL12 8HH

The Association of British Investigators (Limited by Guarantee) will hold its AGM at De Vere Tortworth Court Tortworth, Wotton Under Edge GL12 8HH on Saturday 24th April 2021 for all members and their guests.

HOTEL:  Alternative hotels in the locality to the De Vere Tortworth Court:

Best Western Bristol North The Gables Hotel Bristol Road, Falfield GL12 8DL [1.1 miles from De Vere Tortworth Court]

Days Inn by Wyndham Michaelwood M5 Northbound Michaelwood Service Area Mule Street | Dursley, Lower Wick GL13 9JS [1.8 miles from De Vere Tortworth Court]

Swan Hotel 16 Market Street, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AE [3.9 miles from De Vere Tortworth Court]

TORTWORTH COURT - Its architect was Samuel Sanders Teulon. The house is situated in the civil parish of Tortworth, near Thornbury in South Gloucestershire, England. During World War II the mansion became a naval training base for coding and signals, under the name of HMS Cabbala, and a mast was erected in the high reception hall.

FRIDAY 23rd April 2021

ABI Secretariat samples shoot

Clay Pigeon Shoot & Archery sponsored by

Conflict International


Blue Moon College

13:30 Rendezvous at Tortworth Court Hotel for prompt departure to shooting ground or meet direct on site

14:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Shooting ground is situated just outside Wotton Under Edge

[51.61253 degrees North, 2.3541 degrees West.]
The Kingswood Shoot is found by taking the side turning by the Dinnywicks pub in Kingswood (by the Spar shop) and following this for about a mile and we are approximately 150 yards after the 90 degree left hand bend.

Chairman's wife samples shoot

Click to view Chairman's shoot
Click to view Secretariat's shoot

FRIDAY 23rd April 2021

18:30 ABI Drinks Reception with Super Recogniser Quiz hosted by Mike Neville MCSFS at Tortworth Court Hotel sponsored by 

Bluemoon Investigations

VTK Investigations

Mike Neville MCSFS is the Chief Executive Officer of Super Recognisers International Ltd and the Managing Director of Neville Forensic Recognition Ltd. At New Scotland Yard, he was the Detective Chief Inspector in charge of solving crimes with CCTV or surveillance cameras. He also set up the world’s first “Super Recogniser Unit” using officers with fantastic, innate, face memory skills to identify offenders and link crimes by the images. Having retired from the Met in 2017, Mike works closely with academic partners to further develop the Super Recogniser tactic for the private sector. He is the only member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, who is an expert on Super Recognisers.

FRIDAY 23rd April 2021

19:30 Dinner at Tortworth Court Hotel (dress casual ...ish)

21:30 Nightcap at Tortworth Court Hotel

SATURDAY 24th April 2021

09:00 Registration Tortworth Court Hotel

10:00 Annual General Meeting 

11:00 Coffee break sponsored by Amber Client Ltd

12:15 Seminar Speaker 1

Behavioural ProfilingChristina Strang

Ghost Tree specialise in handwriting analysis for behavioural profiling and questioned signature work. This short presentation will give you the opportunity to understand the factors to look for initially when presented with alleged forged handwriting. Ghost Tree works with investigators, and solicitors, accountants, finance and payday loan companies enabling them to identify potential forgery.  An international speaker on resource management, upskilling and behavioural patterns,  Christina has been supporting businesses and their development of people for over 18 years and has a worldwide reputation for the incisive profiling she provides for organisations and individuals. 

13:00 Lunch sponsored by 

Amber Client Ltd

Ash (UK) Process Servers Ltd

14:00 Seminar Speaker 2

Courtsdesk Searcher - Kim Crossley

The ABI has secured the first commercial access to this new digital Courts Data Search of companies and persons in the UK and Ireland on behalf of its members.  ABI users report that it searches many more courts than can be done by conventional means at a fraction of the time and cost.  Courtsdesk will demonstrate how to use the service via the ABI website and present some interesting and unexpected search findingsClick here to read more and see members' testimonials.

14:30 Seminar Speaker 3

Neotas OnLine Due Diligence - Vipul Mishra (AF/048)

Neotas specialise in deep dives into all publicly available data across social media and the dark web to pinpoint people risk. We harness this wealth of untapped intelligence at speed, through a unique blend of cyber intelligence skills, machine learning technology and analytical expertise. Neotas works with investigators and also governments, banks, insurance companies to help mitigate and prevent fraud risks.

15:20 Coffee break sponsored by Amber Client Ltd

15:50 Seminar Speaker 4

Blue Door Software - Chris Hill

Introducing the Case Management System covering everyday templates (Proposals, Reports, DPIA etc), GDPR compliance and a secure data sharing programme ring-fenced and exclusive to ABI membership

16:30 End of Business

16:30 Governing Council Meeting

SATURDAY 24th April 2021

19:00 President's Drinks Reception sponsored by Specialised Investigation Services Ltd

20:00 Banquet [Masked Ball - prize for best mask] dress Black Tie / formal, sponsored by

IP Forensics GB



Conflict International

- AND -

Don't miss out on the opportunity to win the ABI Patron, Peter James' latest and shortly to be published book:

2019 Photo Albums:

Friday rib ride and drinks reception

AGM business day

President's drinks reception

Banquet - Murder Mystery