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Defuse / Diːˈfjuːz/ Verb:
To Make a Situation Less Tense Or Dangerous

Our purpose is to help you be and feel safer. Our consultants have dedicated their lives to helping people feel safer. That means helping you to solve whatever problem is causing you concern, rather than just applying a quick fix.


To enable our clients to flourish, be high achievers, express themselves and enjoy their success free from fear, anxiety and intimidation.

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, security is the ‘protection of a person, building, organisation or country against threats such as crime or attacks by foreign countries’, whilst safety is defined as ‘a state of being protected from danger or harm’.

If you’re feeling anxious or concerned about being subjected to physical, reputational or psychological harm, additional physical security measures, whilst helping to make you more secure, may not help you feel safer.

The security industry is often perceived as being a hard, macho, aggressive industry whose purpose is to stop bad things from happening. We have a different perspective. We believe it is a caring profession.

Our purpose is to help you feel safer. That means helping you to solve whatever problem is causing you concern.

We work with you to understand what it is that is worrying you and then develop a strategy to help solve that issue and give you peace of mind.

We want you to flourish, enjoy yourself, perform at your peak and express your creativity and brilliance.

When you become a client of Defuse, we consider you to be a member of our family, someone we care about and who we want to be safe and feel safer.


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Philip Grindell MSc CSyp

Founder & CEO

Philip Grindell is a true expert in Protective Intelligence, Behavioural Threat Management, and Investigations. With over 30 years of experience as a New Scotland Yard Detective in the Metropolitan Police Specialist Operations Command, he has a unique background in countering unwanted attention from a range of different sources.

Having been taught threat assessment directly by Dr Robert Fein, one of the authors of the US Secret Service’s Exceptional Case Study Project, Philip has unparalleled expertise in the field. He has coordinated security plans protecting events with the British Royal Family, Military and Government, and was instrumental in setting up The Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team (PLaIT), a new protective intelligence and workplace violence team in the UK Parliament following the assassination of Jo Cox MP in 2016.

Philip founded the consultancy Defuse in 2019, providing specialist services for private and corporate clients.

With an MSc in Security Management and being a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), Philip is a true leader in his field.


Philip is available to deliver keynote speeches and seminars at trade events, conferences, networking events, and dinners. The delivery can be tailored to the audience and be of variable length to meet your requirements, and is guaranteed to educate and entertain in equal measure.

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