Sarah Cone - Founder & Managing Partner. Social Impact Capital - Venture Capital - New York City
When you are targeted, it’s both terrifying and unclear what you should actually do about it. Yes, you have legal recourse but it’s slow, expensive, and a large distraction for your organization to pursue.
Philip and his team specialize in this situation and have dealt with hundreds of other cases. They were invaluable in guiding us. Most importantly, the course of action they recommended proved correct.
Baroness Shami Chakrabarti - CBE, PC Former Shadow Attorney General - London
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.
Philip met with me and reassured me that he would take care of the matter. He facilitated a full security review of my home and reviewed my online presence further identifying opportunities to mitigate any further vulnerabilities.
Throughout this process, Philip kept me fully informed and ensured that I felt safe, reassuring me where necessary and prompting me to act where appropriate.
Since then, there have several occasions when I met with Philip to discuss security matters, some personal, some in respect of the Labour Party. One of these meetings prompted a joint meeting with the Director of Public Prosecutions to discuss evidential issues and case management with respect to Politicians.
Throughout my interactions with Philip, I have found him to be a 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, and 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.
Kim Leadbeater MP and Jo Cox’s sister
I met Philip Grindell in February 2019 through my work as an Ambassador for The Jo Cox Foundation. He explained how he had been involved in setting up Operation PLAIT after the murder of my sister Jo in June 2016. I was instantly impressed with his calm demeanour, professional approach, and sensitivity to my situation.
Philip has been a huge help in advising both The Jo Cox Foundation and me personally on any concerns regarding safety and security.
For our family, having someone we can turn to in this way has provided a great deal of comfort and reassurance, and I could not have asked for a better person than Philip to turn to for advice. He is honest, straight-talking and does what he says he will do. I am hugely grateful for the guidance Philip has given me so far, and I would recommend his services without hesitation.
Simon Causer - Head of Security at The City of London Corporation
Philip is an expert in problem-solving threats emanating from the online environment. He has a unique skill set derived from several years of work with Members of Parliament and other high-profile individuals. There are few, if any, individuals in the country with the experience of Philip in this field of work.
Paula Sherriff - former Labour MP:
I was a female Member of Parliament and during my last 18 months I was been subjected to a sustained period of harassment and abuse which made me fear for my safety. I was assisted significantly by Philip Grindell who headed up the Parliamentary Police Team. Phil’s professionalism, integrity and approachable nature were a considerable reassurance to me during what was a difficult period, where my security was compromised. I occupy the Parliamentary seat adjacent to where Jo Cox was murdered, and this added to my feelings of vulnerability.
He has a compassionate, yet pragmatic approach and I felt confident that the issues at hand were being appropriately actioned under his supervision. He always kept me up to date with various aspects of a number of investigations and facilitated contact with other relevant agencies and Police Services where necessary.
I would not hesitate to recommend Phil, for the reasons outlined above. He would unequivocally provide a professional, confident service which would undoubtedly meet your requirements.
Sarah Champion MP
I have worked with Philip Grindell for over several 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, it was then my choice if I decided to ignore it. I am hugely grateful for the support, protection and guidance Philip has given to me and recommend him without hesitation.
Kim-Adele Randall - Board Adviser, (previously Platts) Leadership and Business Advocate and Speaker
I can't recommend Philip highly enough, he is extremely experienced, calm and knowledgeable. At a difficult time, he was able to cut through the noise and provide clear and practical advice, immediately putting you at ease and giving you confidence in the future. Thank you just doesn’t seem, enough Philip.
Rick Mounfield - Chartered Security Professional and former CEO of the Security Institute
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. 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.