John. F. Hope, Private Investigator – Managing Director
Founder of Mercia Detective Agency, John was raised and educated in Birmingham and joined the Merchant Navy upon leaving school. He spent 4 years sailing the world for a New Zealand Shipping Company and upon leaving became involved within the International Haulage Industry. John holds a class 1 H.G.V and a certificate of competence in road haulage industry management.
John then became a Project Manager for a company (STG Limited) specialising in very abnormal shipping and road haulage movements around the world.
After training in surveillance John spent a period of time as a Territorial Army Trooper , and was on an operational tour in Malta involving ‘close protection’ duties, after which he returned to his home city to form the Mercia Detective Agency.