Accreditations, awards and associations

HCE Group promotes and supports the involvement of our management and staff with relevant professional associations to develop individual knowledge and help shape legislative and industry change.

The company maintains membership of the following professional bodies through either corporate or individual membership:

High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA)

The national association representing High Court Enforcement Officers provides a voice to Government and works with Government to improve and implement industry changes.

The Authorised High Court Enforcement Officers of HCE Group are all full members of the HCEOA. Martin Leyshon, our Group Director, was chairman from 2010 to 2016 and Alan J Smith, Director of Corporate Governance, is the vice chairman.
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Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA)

CIVEA is an independently funded association that represents all private certificated bailiffs (enforcement agents) in England and Wales.
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Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM)

Europe’s largest association for the credit management profession. Providing educational training, recruitment and advisory services.
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Association of British Investigators (ABI)

The ABI has been upholding professional standards for over a century and campaigns for regulation and promotes excellence, integrity and professionalism.
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Civil Court Users Association

The Civil Court Users Association lobbies on behalf of its members to improve both civil court performance and service.
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Credit Services Association

The Credit Services Association are the UK trade association for the debt collection and debt purchase industry.
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The Authorised High Court Enforcement Officers of HCE Group are all Full Members of the High Court Enforcement Officers Association. Martin Leyshon, our Group Director is the current Chairman and Alan J Smith, Director of Corporate Governance is the Treasurer of the High Court Enforcement Officers Association.


HCE Group was the winner of the “Learning and Development Impact Award” at the CICM’s British Credit Awards 2018, and was Highly Commended at the Modern Law Awards 2018.

In November 2018, HCE Group was the winner of the “Best Landlord Legal Services Provider” at the Landlord Investment Show Awards 2018.

CICM British Credit Awards 2018 winner

Modern Law Awards

British Standards Institute

HCE Group maintains the very highest standards and has undertaken the most stringent accreditations available through the British Standards Institute.

Our constant quest to improve the accessibility, reliability and credibility of our services has been acknowledged through five awards of the respected BSI Kite Mark.

  • Quality Management – ISO 9001: 2015
  • Information Security Management – ISO 27001: 2013
  • Health & Safety – OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Environmental Management – ISO 14001: 2015
  • Integrated Management – PAS 99:2012

Data Protection Registration Number Z7731904

Membership of the Institute of Leadership & Management