“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. During the last 6 months, Philip has been a huge help in advising both The Jo Cox Foundation and myself 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”
Ambassador for The Jo Cox Foundation
Chair, More In Common, Batley & Spen
“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, 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”.
Sarah Champion MP
Philip is an expert in problem solving threat 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.
Simon Causer CSyP, MSyl, Tech IOSH
Head Of Security at City of London Corporation
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.
International Speaker, Executive Coach.
Very pleased to recommend Philip. A highly skilled, knowledgable and experienced security professional, offering wise advice strategically and tactically. I have benefitted, as have colleagues, from Philip’s expertise.
Kathryn Stone OBE, FIoD
Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards at House of Commons
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.
Philip met with me and reassured me that he would take care of the matters. 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 take action where appropriate.
Since then there have a number of occasions when I met with Philip to discuss security matters, some personal, some in respect of the Labour party. One of these meeting prompted a joint meeting with the Director of Public Prosecutions to discuss evidential issues and case management with respect of Politicians.
More recently I requested advice from Philip in respect of a private event I was hosting, where a significant number of high-profile guests were invited. The advice given was practical and very helpful and aided in the event running smoothly.
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)