My TSCM Training World Tour.
I am very excited to announce that my TSCM course is going on an international tour. Before I continue, I would like to thank everyone at Active Countermeasures for contracting me to deliver the programme in Sydney because it marked the beginning of what has now become a global expedition. Throughout my career I have had the privilege of making some, arguably, significant announcements. From the launch of my first course to Vanquish becoming a registered trademark however, in
Close Protection Training Presentation
On Saturday 2nd February 2019, I will be making a presentation at the joint open day hosted by Vanquish® Training Academy and The Security Academy. OPEN DAY TICKETS CAN BE BOOKED HERE This is a free event and will encompass a wealth of information relating to close protection, door supervisor, surveillance and private investigator training courses. My aim is to address some of the more frequently asked questions to attendees which will be followed by a question and answer ses
Changes to my Close Protection Course
The new qualification, fully entitled IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators, is recognised by the SIA and will be the relevant qua
Security Jobs with Vanquish
So the training course is the 21-day or the 15-day vanquish close protection course and obviously, people want to know if they are investing
Vanquish® In 2016
As with 2015, a lot happened this year at Vanquish. I feel that after 5 long years we are really starting to head in the right direction.
The 5th Year Anniversary of Vanquish®
Today marks the 5th year anniversary of the incorporation of the first Vanquish® company. Vanquish Security and Investigation Consultants Ltd was originally created to provide celebrities and high net-worth individuals with personal and residential security services. Because the security industry is so competitive, I decided on a unique selling point which was to offer investigation services which would give us the ability investigate any threats that a client or principal mi
Is it really all about who you know and not what you know?
In a nutshell, yes. Unfortunately in the security industry, as with most industries, my honest opinion based on my experience is that you are able to and will succeed if you know the right people. I've seen people who do very well in the close protection/ bodyguard sector purely based on their contacts and nothing to do with their personality, performance or professional background. So should personality play a big part on whether or not you ascertain contracts as a freelance
Firearms Training in the UK
I am often asked why the close protection training course that I wrote does not include firearms training. The answer is simple but relatively long and that is, the course I wrote was to be used by Vanquish Training Academy from which Vanquish Security would recruit candidates from. The type of close protection tasks that Vanquish® deploy operatives onto are usually for two main principal types; celebrities and high-net-worth individuals and are more often then not, low threa
What's Missing From Close Protection Training Courses
When I started my close protection course, I was overwhelmed by the other candidates/ course attendees because of their age, military/ policing backgrounds and general confidence. I was bar far the youngest on the course. In fact, if I remember correctly, the next youngest person was 9 years older than me which at 22, is a big difference. If you would have asked me before the course started the type of people I hope will be on the course, I would probably have chosen people t
First Blog Post
So I’ve been advised recently and over the last few years to create a personal blog that is slightly separated from my work at Vanquish giving me a platform to speak personally about decisions that I’ve made and why I made them, my personal and professional opinions about elements of the security industry and possibly even business related dilemmas that I’ve faced in my career. This is something that I’ve been considering for a while and I’ve learnt from experience that somet