2020 – March – COVID 19 – Team building continues during lockdown

With NZ in lockdown and a National State of Emergency, Paragon builds their team, ready for the startup, with the addition of a full-time Investigations Manager based in Auckland.

2019 – Another big year

Paragon was again a finalist in the Safest Place to work Awards (two years running!) plus we were awarded another preferred provider contract for a major lending institution.

2018 – November

2018 – November

Paragon named in the top 10 Safest Places to Work Awards, over some 1200 business in the small business category https://www.safe365.co.nz/news/2018-sptw-finalists-announced/

2018 – October

Paragon awarded another nationwide 6 year major contract


Paragon wins a long term nationwide contract that reinforces our network of agents throughout New Zealand


Paragon open our full-time South Island office, run by Steve Williams with agents to assist throughout the entire South Island


Paragon give expert opinion on TV, Radio and Newspaper media covering topics such as Employee Theft, Court Process, the life of a PI and other industry topics


New Website launched to reflect our evolving business and growth in the marketplace

2014 – June

Paragon opens a new office in Tauranga


Wayne Kiely appointed as General Manager responsible for the day to day running of the Paragon team


Paragon reappointed as preferred provider to Employers and Manufacturers Association


New ‘Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010’ commences and Paragon feature on TV3 with specialist surveillance operators and equipment ready for the new Act


Memorial service for Lee Sheppard, a 6 year Cold Case solved by Ron McQuilter and re-affirmed by a Jury Inquest in London in Feb 2011


Paragon partners with several other websites and appoints dedicated vetting officers to Paragon’s in-house secure Vetting Services


Paragon wins top award by National Business Review


Ron McQuilter wins the IBANZ ‘Insurance Investigator of the Year’ award


Paragon responsible for a $3 Million recovery for a client


In New Zealand Paragon plays a significant role in identifying and capturing one of the world’s biggest welfare cheats with $3.6 Million recovered


Paragon awarded several national contracts


Paragon expands its network of investigators, now able to deal with investigations in any part of New Zealand


Bryan Mogridge is appointed as chairman of our Board of Directors, Atul Mehta, partner at Markham’s Accountants, is appointed a Director of our Board


Paragon moves into the ‘Paragon Building’ in Albany


Ron re-brands ‘The Investigation Bureau’ as ‘Paragon Risk’


Ron’s business, ‘The Investigation Bureau’, now the largest private investigation agency in New Zealand


Ron McQuilter arrives in New Zealand and starts working as a private investigator


Legislation is enacted to form the ‘Private Investigators and Security Guards Act 1974’