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About uCheck

From a family business to industry leaders – our story

Our History

Where we came from

uCheck was started as – and remains – a family business. It was founded by husband and wife Mike and Julie Griffiths, who made it their mission to make it quicker and easier for employers to get DBS and other pre-employment checks for their employees. They created a revolutionary HR Platform that allows businesses to perform various checks in one place – and uCheck was born.

Mike and Julie’s son George always took a keen interest in the business and was taught to uphold the company motto: to always care about getting it right.

Now George is proud to be the Managing Director of uCheck and continues to preserve and
promote his family’s vision. uCheck continues to pursue Mike and Julie’s goal of screening excellence and has recently become a member of the NAPBS (National Association of Professional Background Screeners).

Today, uCheck is the second largest DBS umbrella body in the UK, providing online solutions to over 30,000 organisations. With 17 years’ experience, our team are proud to be considered experts in the field of vetting and screening and thanks to our diligence, uCheck is now an approved supplier on the Government Digital Marketplace.

uCheck is recognised by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS – formerly the Criminal Record Bureau) as a top Responsible Organisation for Basic Checks and a Registered Umbrella Body for Standard and Enhanced Checks.

Our milestones and achievements – a timeline of events

The Start
M G Care Executive became one of the first Registered Bodies to offer CRB Checks in the UK. This was initially via a paper method to around 1,000 clients.
2002
Going Online
M G Care Executive started offering checks online. This revolutionised our customer experience and helped us to expand rapidly across the UK.
2010
The Rebrand
To cater to the increasingly technical DBS market, uCheck was born - aiming to be known for our outstanding service as well as offering rapid, trusted and secure systems.
2013
Innovation
uCheck started developing a unique tool. Inspired by client feedback, the HR Platform launched in 2016 and has processed checks for over 500,000 applicants.
2015
New Home
uCheck relocated to larger offices to accommodate our expanding team and future goals. You can find us at Chiltern House on Marsh Barton Trading Estate, Exeter.
2016
The Future
In a mission to make background checking as efficient as possible, uCheck launched their first app to the Apple App Store - it was used over 3,000 times in the first 6 months!
2018

Why choose uCheck?

  • Rapid. Our simple online Platform allows employers to request checks in minutes, track progress and results via our app and get real-time reporting – saving both time and money when compared to conventional checking methods. Our team of experts can advise on a range of services including DBS, DVLA, Identity, Adverse Credit and Right to Work Checks. This expertise has allowed the uCheck brand name to become a synonym for efficiency, with Enhanced DBS checks typically turned around in as little as 48 hours (our record is 61 minutes!).
  • Trusted. uCheck is proud to be a registered Crown Commercial Service (CSS) provider. As a recognised Responsible Organisation and Registered Body, uCheck is accountable for upholding the DBS terms and conditions and meeting Government processing standards.
  • Secure. uCheck is a trading name of M G Care Executive Ltd and is ISO27001 accredited. The ISO27001 is a government-backed certification provided by the British Assessment Bureau and is a mark of confidence that all our clients’ data is handled responsibly and securely. Our service is protected by Cyber Essentials and we continually work to protect our customers from the threat of cyber attack. We securely screen more than 400,000 employees annually!

Looking for more?

At uCheck we pride ourselves on our customer service and we’re proud to say that over 85% of Trustpilot reviewers rated our service excellent.

If you require assistance please do not hesitate to contact our fantastic customer service team on 0843 178 0818.

See our excellent reviews below!

Some of our clients