Advisory and Consultancy

Defuse® has significant proven experience working safeguarding UK Politicians, members of the UK Royal Family, Senior military figures, Private Family Offices, Globally recognised artists and corporate brands. 
This experience enables us to foresee the risks prominent, powerful and wealthy people experience. We deliver strategic advice and consultancy services to mitigate risks and tackle threats. We know what works and what is smoke and mirrors.  When we say we understand the need for confidentiality and privacy, that is because of clients we have worked with, we understand that that is a critical aspect. Defuse's team have been vetted to the highest Government standards and have been exposed to unsupervised access to matters of national security and Top Secret material. Our Governments have trusted us, and so can you. 
Defuse® has a black book of expert advisors that we work with, all of whom are experienced, trusted and vetted.  

 "I have known Philip since October 2016 when he contacted me having identified media activity which revealed personal details and photographs of my home, increasing my security vulnerability. Throughout my interactions with Philip, I have found him to the consummate professional. He is an expert in respect of threats to public and high-profile figures and managing risk through practical solutions, and perhaps because of his long and distinguished policing career, understands the need to be compassionate, calm and the respect for privacy and confidentiality. Philip has helped to make me feel safer and am very happy to recommend his services to others in public life."  Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE, PC (Shadow Attorney General)

"I have worked with Philip Grindell for over two years. He first became active in my protection following a series of newspaper stories which led to extensive hostility and threats including on social media and internationally. When something like this happens, you feel vulnerable at every level. I could not have asked for a better person than Philip to look after me. You are emotionally exhausted and scared, plus being in a high state of anxiety leaves you physically drained. Whilst he’ll hate me for saying this; Philip is steady, and that is what you want. He realistically assesses the threat, applies practical precautions and – of key importance – explains it all to you. There is no fuss, no drama and no false expectations. Philip tells it to you straight and does what he says he will do. Because he didn’t flap, I didn’t flap. Because he delivers what he promises, I could trust him. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t always like what he told me, but I knew he was telling me the truth based on his extensive experience in the field"  Sarah Champion MP & Chair of the International Development Committee

 Defuse® can carry out a full review of your existing security arrangements, led by specialists with unrivalled experience of protecting senior politicians and the UK’s Royal Family at high-profile events

An independent audit of your security arrangements and protocols is essential to highlight strengths and identify areas for improvement. 

Bespoke Training Programmes

At Defuse®, we passionately believe that sharing our knowledge and expertise is key to achieving our mission to offer effective risk management for high-profile individuals and businesses. We draw exclusively on methods and philosophies that are researched and operationally proven.

We have extensive experience of delivering bespoke training in protective intelligence and cybersecurity to some of the world’s leading security providers and close protection operatives. Our training can be delivered formally in face-to-face settings or via high-quality webinar masterclasses
.Defuse® Behavioural Threat Assessment Training.
We have developed a full day workshop and two half days workshops to share our methodology which we have run as internal training with exceptional feedback.

It was this methodology that enabled Philip to identify and assess the threat to Rosie Cooper MP from National Action as credible, and articulate why to the head of the National Domestic Counter Terrorism Unit.

Our workshops will share:
- Identify the different violence risk and threat assessment approaches
- Understand the Pathway to Predicted or Targeted Violence
- Describe the differences between affective and predatory violence
- Describe the dynamics and risk management implications concerning stalking
- Assess direct threats, leakage and warning behaviours
- Understand the difference between those who make a threat from those who actually pose one.
- Communicate risk findings to other professionals in a scientific, legal and ethical manner.

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 "I have had the pleasure of meeting Phil & invited him to do a presentation on threat management to my fellow colleagues at Kroll in London. We had a huge turnout & the presentation was interesting, informative & lasted double the time we had initially allocated for it, due to the interest shown by my colleagues. Phil has a wealth of knowledge about threat management"  Nick Doyle,  MD & Head of Security Risk Management,  Kroll
"Philip has presented his craft to members of the Security Institute and there is no doubt that he is a master of this niche area of security advice. Stalkers and fixated people are often unpredictable, but as far as it can be predicted, Philip has a solid expert viewpoint that only comes from experience and academic rigour. There is no one else I would seek advice from if I found my family, friends or colleagues being victimised by such a stalker"  Rick Mounfield, (Formerly) Chief Executive, The Security Institute

speaking engagements

Our experienced security consultants are 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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