In the late 1970’s we started life as The Sheriffs Office in Northampton, dealing only with High Court writs within the boundaries of Northamptonshire.
In 2004, the Courts Act made much anticipated changes to a rather antiquated system. Sheriffs Officers were now known as Authorised High Court Enforcement Officers. The geographical boundaries were dropped allowing each officer to conduct enforcement throughout the entirety of England and Wales giving the public a choice.
After this change, now trading as Sheriffs High Court Enforcement, we used our network of experienced Certificated Enforcement Agents executing High Court Writs throughout England & Wales.
In late 2007, due to the rapidly increasing workload, we incorporated, forming Sheriffs High Court Enforcement Ltd trading as The Sheriffs Office. In 2013 we changed our registered name to SHCE Ltd, still trading as The Sheriffs Office (our company registered number remains the same).
Since then, through our continued development, training and attention to detail we have grown to be the most successful Enforcement Officers in the country.
The Sheriffs Office and key members of staff are members of the following organisations:
- High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA)
- Civil Court Users Association
- SIA (Security Industry Association)
- ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office)
- CICM (Chartered Institute of Credit Management)
- London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Sheriffs Office is a member of the High Court Enforcement Officers Association. The HCEOA, formerly known as The Sheriffs Officers Association, was formed over 125 years ago. Its continued aim is to represent all its members and to provide a voice to Government. Peter Watt, our Chairman, and Chris Badger, our Head of Enforcement, are both Board Directors of the HCEOA.
The Sheriffs Office is a Law Society Accredited CPD Training Provider.
The Sheriffs Office has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Charities we support
We are proud to support the following charities:
- Help For Heroes
- Marie Curie Cancer Care
- Born Free - as part of our support for Born Free, we are the proud sponsors of Sinbad the lion
We offset our carbon emissions from enforcement through a project, run by Carbon Footprint UK, which plants trees in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. This project not only provides work for the local community, but also protects the environment for both people and wildlife.