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, especially in the UK. Whether you are looking to hire a bodyguard or for expert advice and commentary on the subject. Westminster Security has over 20 years of experience in providing bodyguard services around the world for Heads of State, Royalty, Celebrity, and Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) clients. As the UK’s top bodyguard company, our wealth of experience and knowledge has seen us grow from humble beginnings providing bodyguards for hire 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 the 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 to Hire a Bodyguard?

Hiring a bodyguard might be a daunting experience given your personal circumstances and reasons for needing bodyguard 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 that…

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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? Bodyguarding is 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…

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Bodyguards are the must-have accessory for a nation on edge

The Times Interviews Westminster Security After the recent debacle regarding BBC Political editor Laura Kuenssberg; being provided with a bodyguard at the Labour party conference! Westminster Security was approached by Lucy Bannerman of The Times Newspaper to offer comment on the situation and the current climate of the close protection industry in the UK. Naturally,…

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Fatal Flaws of the Modern Bodyguard

The skills, training, and common traits of competent bodyguards are extensive. Anyone looking to join the close protection profession can readily obtain a list of all the necessary knowledge needed to qualify as an operator. However, unwanted traits may lie hidden and not surface until after a trial working period. Details of these negative characteristics…

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