Bodyguards

Bodyguards

The UK public generally refers to close protection operatives as bodyguards. On this page, you will find several articles answering the most popular questions on bodyguards, as well as expert advice and commentary on the subject. Westminster Security has over 20 years of experience in providing close protection services around the world for Heads of State, Royalty, Celebrity, and Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) clients. Our wealth of experience and knowledge has seen us grow from humble beginnings providing bodyguards in London, to a globally astute company recognised worldwide for our exceedingly high standards and attention to detail. We have created and shared these articles to help raise the standards throughout the private security sector for both the client and operative.

Celebrity Bodyguards

If you asked someone to describe a bodyguard, they will almost certainly think of a tall, heavily built bodyguard protecting a celebrity. In fact, “biggest celebrity bodyguards” is a common Internet search term. But these big bodyguards are really in the minority of close protection operatives (CPOs) providing celebrity close protection services. Celebrity Bodyguard Services…

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Female Bodyguards

Traditionally, the close protection industry has been a male-dominated industry. But in recent years the landscape has changed dramatically, with an ever-increasing demand for female bodyguards. Many celebrities, CEOs, Royal family members and Government officials are now opting to hire female bodyguards instead of males to protect them and their families. But this begs the…

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How Can I Hire a Bodyguard?

Hiring a bodyguard might be a daunting experience given your personal circumstances and reasons for needing close protection services, it may be a completely alien experience to you if you have not hired a bodyguard before. These days, it is a lot easier than you might think. Still, there are many pitfalls and rogue companies…

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How Much Do Bodyguards Get Paid?

There are many elements to the close protection sector which dictate how much close protection operatives or bodyguards can or could earn. Firstly, we need to look at the operative themselves, what is their background, experience, and training? Many ex-military operatives believe that they should be paid a premium rate just because they have a…

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How to be your Own Bodyguard

Personal Protection in London Not everyone can afford bodyguards. So, sadly, in today’s current climate people need to know more about how to protect themselves in case of an attack. Close protection, personal protection and self-defence can take many forms. Naturally, we all think of the physical aspect of defending ourselves. However, our personal security…

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How to Become a Bodyguard

As featured in the Sunday Express. We’re often asked: ‘How do I become a bodyguard?’ First and foremost, why do you want to be a bodyguard? It’s not a quick and easy career path, there are many considerations to make before stepping onto the path to becoming a Bodyguard; also widely known in the UK…

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Close Protection Services

Westminster Security provide close protection services in London, throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.