Our Staff – Executive Protection Associates
A Key component of Guildstone associate’s success in supporting its clients has been its ability to deploy high calibre multiskilled Security Associates to manage and mitigate the threats they face. Many of these Associates will have served in specialist military, law enforcement and private sector organisations.
Guildstone understands that when deployed our Associates will form a key component of clients’ corporate or lifestyle management teams, they are therefore individually matched to clients’ professional and lifestyle requirements. This bespoke approach allows our Security Associates to carry out their duties in a discrete professional manner that enhances client safety without detracting from a client’s ability to freely interact with friends, colleagues, business, and lifestyle associates. This approach can also stand in contrast to more overt and occasionally intimidatory approaches to executive security. Although these more overt approaches may initially offer an element of outward reassurance to a client. They often put clients at greater risk by highlighting the client’s presence and antagonising persons whom the client may wish to engage with at a professional or social level.
Guildstone places a high emphasis on discretion and professionalism. In the case of close protection, once a threat actor has identified a close protection specialist, they will have breached one of the initial protective security layers surrounding a protected person (known as the principal) and will be developing plans to mitigate the specialist’s ability to protect the individuals they are assigned to. This will often be done via distraction and other techniques designed to isolate the principal from the security professional. The mitigation of this threat requires the assignment of high calibre Protective Security Associates who have the behavioural detection and countersurveillance skills to recognise and mitigate this threat.