Introducing Portlyshort Private Investigations Agency

Reggie Brown, dapper and dashing, not to mention daring, founded the firm of Reggie Brown Investigations in 2003. He ran a tight ship with the help of his adoring Private Assistant Beccie who passed the reins to his successor Rupert who runs the operation to this day. Rupert renamed the agency 'Portlyshort Longdog PI Agency' as it adds a certain cachet.

Rebecca as Editor
Beccie at her post, as always

This report has been meticulously cobbled together from notes kept by Beccie, PA to the CEO, to introduce the Agency to the world. It is an auspicious day.

Reggie Brown
Reggie's eagle eye rarely missed anything

He worked closely with his PA Beccie and as time went by and the work load increased he took on an assistant sleuth, a young whipper snapper called Rupert. Reggie was sometimes guilty of sprinkling his client reports with the occasional cliché. Well why not pad his reports a little; he'd learned the trick from a computer consultant some years back that many corporate clients equated the cost of the investigation to the weight of the report, weird. The firm's name was changed to Portlyshort PI Agency when Reggie passed. To this day a fine portrait of Reggie hangs proudly in the boardroom.

Reggie Brown
Reggie Brown. Pride of place in the boardroom.

As well as PA'ing, Beccie's job includes keeping the records in good shape, making sure the taxes are paid on time and catering for Corporate events.

Reggie and Beccie snuggling
Beccie idolised Reggie, and he her.

 

Sharks fans
Reggie and Beccie met in KZN. They were both enthusiastic Sharks supporters. Beccie met Patrick Lambie on one occasion and to this day she sighs when he appears in a Sharks jersey.

 

keeping up with the news
Reggie loved nothing more than settling down with 'Himself' to browse the Sunday newspapers. His first choice had been the Independent.

A wise old chap and a very successful P.I., Reggie loved recounting the tales of their adventures with Beccie. She passed the tales of derring do on to Rupert when he arrived, a gauche puppy. He would sit at her side in thrall while she recounted the tales of Reggie's courage. "Oh the adventures" Rupert thought, "one day I will be big and brave like Reggie was".


Sharing our home with 2 bipeds.

  • 'Her indoors' is the cook and rustles up her famous, and much loved, Cooking Bear Liver Bread which was known the length and breadth of the KZN Midlands before we decamped to the Cape West Coast. Ah, the Liver Bread, well a busy sleuth can't finish a hectic day without a tasty treat or two.
  • 'Himself' spends most of the day playing with his laptop pretending to be a website publisher. Mind you, his typing skills come in useful for proposals and reports, but we couldn't let him near our clients, he's a bit abrasive and he always seems to be in need of a haircut.

reggie
Reggie Brown, bright eyed and raring to go. Protecting his house in Parkhurst before the great Trek.

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Rebecca

Rebecca

Born KZN Midlands. First few weeks in a Puppy Farm. Foul place, rescued by ‘Her Indoors’. Operation for Collapsed Back. I love my food. I am, without doubt, the Portliest and the Shortest in the gang.

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