Close protection (bodyguarding) services
Close Protection is the professional term given to licensed ‘bodyguarding’ within the UK, it covers all aspects of personal security guarding outside the remit of licensed venues. UK Close protection officers or ‘bodyguards’ are considered the highest quality of security guard, trained to deliver personal protection services for high-threat or high-end requirements. Through a rigid selection process Garvian hire the best ex-military close protection officers in the UK ensuring you receive, literally, the best of the best protection.
Garvian provides you with a professional security outfit, from a single bodyguard/driver (low risk), to a complete personal escort section (high risk). Every Garvian customer can rest assured, we are not only here for you during your service, we are here for life.
Alongside your bespoke security package, You will receive;
- A single service manager
- A 24hr operations team
- Access to unlimited resources
- Free range to adapt or change your security detail
- An entire company’s worth of experience and knowledge
Contrary to popular belief, ‘bodyguards’ in the UK are NOT armed. It takes a wide range of advanced skill sets and a lot of prior planning to ensure the safety of our clients, especially when there is an added high risk element. The advanced skill sets of our operatives coupled with well executed communications, is why so many choose us to not only provide security in the UK, but travel and reside with them internationally.
High risk protection services
- Celebrity bodyguards
- Counter corporate espionage
- High threat situations
- Media exposure
Low risk protection services
- Secure facilitation of High-networth individuals
- Bodyguard driver
- Foreign VIP visitation security
- High-end event, Venue, Corporate guarding
The need for residential protection services across the UK, particularly in London has continued to rise over the last 3 years. Our ex-Military personnel ensure your home, assets and lifestyle remain safe and secure, our most popular services include;
- Vacant property protection
- Driveway security/surveillance
- Holiday home security
- Live in/out 24 hour security
- Hotel room security
- Investment property protection (anti-theft/squatter)
- Driveway security/surveillance
- London visit residential security
Close Protection Officers
Garvian is an all ex-British Military company, we ensure all our workforce and management team have served a minimum of 5 years military service including operational tours. There is no ‘on the job’ training, our officers have been selected to represent our company due to their professionalism which comes via countless years of experience and knowledge.
Our bodyguards are licensed and certified in level 3 close protection. Many hold advanced first-aid, driving and martial arts certification as well as risk management qualifications to master’s degree level.
We receive approximately 1000 CV’s per year, from these we shortlist on average 10% close protection officers (bodyguards). Once shortlisted, in order to join our ranks, officers are interviewed under a series of pressure tests (see below). Finally officers are vetted through rigid background and reputation checks.