December 22, 2018

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.


This is a free event and will encompass a wealth of information relating to close prote...

May 28, 2018

The new qualification, fully entitled IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators, is recognised by the SIA and will be the relevant qualification that will be required when applying for the SIA PI licence when it is made available.

October 30, 2016

The changes to the Close Protection Training Course written by security industry expert and international advisor Michael Chandler

August 13, 2016

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 sec...

August 11, 2016

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 ca...

August 10, 2016

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 youn...

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