Aimsiu Incorporated was established in 2015 as a company built on the premise of providing our clients with an excellent and timely service, accurate information and good value for money. With this in mind we offer a professional, thorough and cost effective service which we feel surpasses that of our competitors.
We are proud of the name Aimsiu, which is an ancient Gaelic word meaning to find or discover. In modern English, Aimsiu implies direction (Aim) and purpose (SIU – Special Investigations Unit).
The founder of Aimsiu Incorporated is James Meadway. James has a wealth of experience gained from working as an investigator on three continents. He started his career in the military and was first licensed as a Private Investigator in Ontario in the late 1980's. In the mid 1990's he relocated to England where he worked for a major investigative company before undertaking a long-term undercover position in South Africa for a major pharmaceutical company. Upon the successful conclusion of the undercover assignment he remained in South Africa operating his own business until returning to Canada in the latter part of 2006. Until late 2014, James continued his career, working as the Assistant Vice President of Investigative Services for a Markham, Ontario based investigative service provider. James is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a CPIO certified Master Investigator, in good standing.
Aimsiu is a full-service company offering Investigative services on a local, national and international level. Aimsiu Inc. is licensed with the Ministry of the Solicitor General of Ontario and carries full insurance.
1. Who should use an investigator?
Anyone can use the services of a private investigator as long as the purpose of the investigation does not contravene any civil or criminal laws. At Aimsiu we have experience working for major corporations, insurance companies, lawyers and even private individuals.
2. Why should I use an investigator?
A private investigator is by definition a person who can help you find clarity to your situation by investigating the matter and determining the facts as they are. At Aimsiu we pride ourselves in our methodical approach to investigations that leave our clients with a clear and unambiguous picture of the events.
3. Can an investigator help with my (or my company's) problem?
Private investigators, depending on training and experience can assist in many area's. PI's are most famous for matrimonial disputes when in fact such investigations make up a tiny fraction of the work undertaken by most investigators in todays world. At Aimsiu we have many years of diverse experience along with additional training in area's such as dedicated fraud investigation. In all probability, if you need answers Aimsiu can help, just call, all initial consultations are free.
4. What do the services of a private investigator cost?
Each assignment has it's own requirements in time commitments, resources, etc. At Aimsiu we discuss this with our client and outline exactly what our costs will be to reach a mutually agreed budget. We rarely exceed a budget and would never do so without the prior consent of our client. As such our client can rest assured that they are receiving the best value for money possible with no hidden "extra's".
5. Can I hire a private investigator instead of a lawyer or chartered accountant?
If you have a legal matter, you should consult a lawyer. If you have a financial matter that needs addressing immediately you should consult an accountant. That said, in many cases, we work along side the lawyers and even accountants to investigate legal and financial matters including fraud. There are occasions when a private investigator with a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) designation can provide you with the initial help you require in determining if a fraud took place (and if so, how, who and when) for a fraction of the cost of a chartered accounting company. Call and speak to our trained staff - all initial consultations are free.
6. Are investigators qualified?
In many jurisdictions it is necessary for private investigators to be licensed and registered. In Canada each province has it's own licensing body. Aimsiu, being based in Ontario is licensed and registered with the Ministry of Correctional Services, has investigative body status and all of our investigators are licensed.