There’s more private personal bodyguards in London, than anywhere else in Britain. The melting pot that is teeming London is England’s, and Britain’s, most populous city. Add to that the millions of tourists who eagerly flock to our capital city each year, and we’re talking about an awful lot of folk. They all need to eat somewhere, sleep somewhere… and also to feel safe, with some requiring an enhanced level of protection. That’s why demand for close protection bodyguard services in London is always so high, which is good news for bodyguards, and also for those looking to pursue that line of work. Is that you?

Protection against direct and general threats

Whether a client resides in London, or is visiting for an event, if they have a need for personal protection from a direct threat, or due to having a general safety concern, they need to know that their close protection team is up to scratch. But what does that mean exactly? What’s expected of a licensed and insured personal bodyguard, be they male or female? And how did they even get to become a professional personal bodyguard in Central London in the first place? Can you only become a professional protector if you’ve got a strong background, in, say, the police, the military, in corporate or civilian protection, or in martial arts instruction?

What it takes (and what it doesn’t)

Lots of people, both men and women, want to break into the personal protection field, but not everyone is the right fit. It takes more than muscles, Ray-bans and a smart suit. As well as looking the part, you need to have ‘the right stuff’ in terms of temperament, flexibility, the ability to work alone or in a team…

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The best course of action for any wannabe bodyguard is to enrol upon a formal course of training: Security Industry Authority (SIA)-approved training. That’s not just optional, it’s essential, and it has certainly proved to be an excellent choice made by many people across the UK who are now working regularly in the private personal protection field, and earning a fair wage while they’re at it. And it does need to be a justly paid job: you’re risking life and limb professionally protecting someone else, after all.

Protection. It’s not what you think. Actually, that’s exactlywhat it is!

Those hiring bodyguards (usually an agency rather than clients themselves) will be looking to see if you’ve undertaken professional protection training and have all your paperwork in order, in terms of your CV, qualifications and a license: to become a bodyguard in the UK, you need to have been granted a close protection license by the SIA.

Be in no doubt, background checks will be thorough. You’ll also be expected to carry yourself with the right demeanour, to be intelligent, and to show some good old common sense when needed! What’s more, ask yourself this: have you got it about you to show initiative should the need suddenly arise, or are you someone who’s only comfortable taking direction from others, with being left to make critical decisions yourself (often in highly pressurised situations) seeing you stressing big time, caught up in a maelstrom of confusion and anxiety as you quietly flounder in your own personal panic zone?

Sure good health and physical strength is important, but don’t you think it’s fascinating how so much of this is all in the mind? When it comes to making a success of working as a personal private bodyguard Central London clients use regularly, it’s not all about background, brawn, and black belts; it’s about the brain too — about how you think.

Have a think!


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