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
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