Advisory and Consultancy

Defuse® has significant proven experience 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 'White Glove' strategic advice and consultancy services to mitigate risks and counter threats.
Project Management:
Defuse® operates as a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for clients who require a complete package of measures managed by one point of contact. Philip's experience as a Counter Terrorist Security Coordinator (CT SEcCO) provides that expertise and experience.
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. 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. 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."  

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. 


Family and Trauma Liaison Service.

Protecting reputations and maintaining business as usual by delivering a personal service during times of trauma

Delivered by former New Scotland Yard Detectives trained and experienced in dealing with the families, friends and associates of those who are either badly injured or have passed away.

  • Overseas support for UK nationals in trauma.
  • Ensure a professional response to repatriation and engagement of UK nationals.
  • Support for family and friends.
  • Reduction is corporate liability when employees or customers are involved in trauma or death. 

When disaster strikes, you'll want the very best supporting you, your organisation and your family




Specialist Investigations  

Defuse® delivers the very best in complex and confidential investigations and provides you with the reassurance that  we can help solve the problem whatever that is.

With extensive investigative experience in conducting investigations and specialist interviewing in:

  • acquisitive crime
  • workplace violence
  • counter-terrorism
  • sexual offences
  • harassment
  • stalking
  • fraud
  • insider threats
  • hostile former employees
  • protests and activists
  • Police and Social Media Liaison
Our investigative capability is led by Philip Grindell, a former New Scotland Yard senior Detective who has extensive experience working in both front line and specialist operation.
Philip has conducted and led investigations with The Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team, The Counter Terrorism Command, The Westminster Robbery and Burglary Unit, Gang Crime Unit, Child Abuse investigations as well as leading a number of proactive crime units. During his career he was the recipient of a number of Commendations, from senior police officers and Judges.


 Due Diligence and Intelligence.

'forewarned is forearmed'.

How much do you know about the key individuals who engage with, be they employees, customers or competitors?

All too often due diligence has been seen as checking what you already know.

Defuse® tells what you don't know, such as:

  • Who is the person behind the profile?
  • Who are they connected to?
  • Is there something findable in their history that may compromise you?
  • What are their capability gaps and points of friction?
  • How vulnerable are they to unwanted influence?

Prior knowledge of possible dangers or problems can deliver a key advantage and prevent time consuming and costly mistakes.

Intelligence Investigations

Intelligence investigations are conducted by former members of the UK Intelligence, military and Counter Terrorism experts, with decades of experience in bringing meaning to the data from Open Source as well as the Deep and Dark Web.

Our specialist team includes experienced investigators, linguists and data analysts

  • Litigation support
  • Social media threats
  • Business Intelligence
  • Digital Forensics
  • Vulnerability & Privacy Assessments
  • Executive Recruitment
  • The Dark Web
Next Steps
If you'd like to talk to us, please call us at
+44 (0) 207 293 0932
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