The definition of a bodyguard is a person or group of people employed to escort and protect an important or famous person.

The word is synonymous with the movie starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Huston in which he is charged with protecting Whitney, her family, and their property.  In many ways, this portrayal is correct barring the knife fighting in the kitchen and falling in love with your client, it is a bodyguard or Close protection operatives (CPO) “as we prefer to be known in the UK” job to protect their principle (Client) from harm. This is done in many ways as depicted in the movie, researching your client followed by a full risk analysis, identifying potential threats, weaknesses and any particular areas that you can act upon. Hiring qualified and experienced staff to carry out specific duties and, in this modern age in-depth background checks of the original staff and in some cases any family where necessary. Installing Physical, electronic barriers like gates, cameras, and sensors, but overall putting in place procedures that will endeavor to make an attack on your client so difficult it’s not worth doing. 

Training, or educating is something that is lacking from both sides of this equation, training oneself to avoid any rust and working with your principle on the actions that will be taken in case of emergency and, understanding soft skills that avoid escalating a situation.

Finally, the best CPO’s are, dedicated, drilled individuals constantly vigilant, resourceful and prepared for every eventuality. A person with a plan for each situation they encounter and not just a beefed-up Doorman pretending to play the part.

The Cheshire Group provides government-level security for Business leaders, celebrities, and sports personalities throughout the UK.

For more information call 01625 251702

Our stand-alone dog handler teams are professional, diligent and, trained to the highest standards. Drawing on years of experience in the armed forces and private sector, dealing with real-life situations and threats gives us an advantage over our competitors, each unit can operate covertly or as a high profile deterrent reducing manpower to whatever suits our clients’ needs 

Our teams are trained in building searches, tracking, handler protection, and each operator come with a background in close protection, manned guarding, closed-circuit monitoring. With years of experience in residential security at times, our operators work closely with the client as a personal protection officer offering far more than your regular security officers and, the canine unit is personally selected and vetted by us to our exacting standards, each task is planned with the uppermost safety in mind.

Vehicles meet BS8517 standard
Our teams are all Nasdu accredited
All operators and canines received regular continuation training making sure we are ready at short notice to provide nothing short of an excellent standard.

The Cheshire Group, Leading the standard in security.

 

For more details call 01625 251702.

Don’t mistake her for a nanny or a personal assistant. Emma Probert is the Lady chosen to protect the Dutchess of Cambridge. 

The stereotypical image of a tall burley intimidating male character is being challenged by the highly professional yet more inconspicuous female (EPO) executive protection operative. The demand for women within the security industry has risen dramatically, we at The Cheshire Group have a some of the best in the industry.  having seen a shift in preference from our clients requiring female EPO’s to protect themselves and their families, means we have recruited former military, police, and government members to provide close protection, surveillance and investigation service to our clients.

The Cheshire Group provides government level protection like Emma for HNWI, business leaders and celebrities alike. 

For more information contact 01625 251702