Close Protection Team appointed for Middle Eastern Royal
We regularly appoint hand-picked and highly experienced Close Protection Officers for our UHNW Clients, Embassies and Middle Eastern Royal Families.
A prominent Middle Eastern Royal family, whom we had not worked with previously, approached us as they had large security detail teams based in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. They had a long-established relationship with a couple of ‘Security Companies’ that specialised in supplying Close Protection Officers and Bodyguards, but felt they lacked confidentiality, charge rates were excessive, and, more importantly, some of the CPOs were inadequate.
They were aware that we aren’t a security company but came highly recommended, as a company that gets it right, hand-picks the very best, has no hidden agenda and is reliable. The brief was to appoint two teams to be the personal security of a senior Royal, only required when travelling outside the Middle East but appointed permanently and full-time.
Our selection process was rigorous and thorough, with an initial shortlist of over twenty highly skilled and experienced CPOs. This was then further reduced to twelve candidates, all of whom were appointed and continue to ensure the safety of the Principal. It was not the most straightforward task; the ‘ideal candidate’ list was exhaustive, but we delivered both teams from UK military backgrounds, Royal Marine Commandos, and ex-SBS and SAS individuals.
Due to the success we achieved, we have been formally appointed as their Tier-1 security providers and are currently working with other family members, both in the Middle East and the United Kingdom.