Close Protection (Personal Protection)

Close Protection Services

VIP Specialist Security for situations and moments of crisis or the nature of your life style and business activities, that make that person require protection as a necessity, not just a need.

Recent global events and the world wide economy downturn have caused an ever increasing threat from terrorists, anarchists, criminal gangs and on occasions from the general public.  The need for close protection is paramount, especially when dealing with such threats as assassination, kidnapping, blackmail, publically embarrassing situations and threats of violence.

VIP Security Services have been employed in covert & overt security operations worldwide for various clients and establishments.  Due to the highly complex and personal nature of close protection services, the Director of VIP Security Services, Darren Hyde, who has 26 years experience in this field, offers a private and personal consultation with you on all aspects of your personal security needs.

We can protect you, your family and Property during:

  • Business activities
  • Pleasure & social outings
  • Within the UK or when abroad
  • Residents or on the move
  • Personal crisis, matrimonial and difficult situations
  • Close protection security services
  • Corporate
  • Dignitary
  • Royalty
  • Celebrity
  • Witness protection
  • Matrimonial surveillance & protection
  • Counter stalking
  • Diplomatic

We have experienced and trained security operatives to give you all round close protection services whether it needs to be discreet or highly visible, with extensive planning we ensure your business day or event runs smoothly.  Everything is analysed and risk assessed to find the best protection, which allows you to get on with your life with the least intrusion possible.

We are an accredited ISO 9001:2008 Quality management company.

Our Services

  • Asset Protection

  • Bodyguards

  • Chauffeuring
  • Matrimonial Investigations & Sureveillance

  • Permanent Long-Term Security
  • Escort Security
  • Residential Protection

  • Close Protection Security Services
  • Temporary, one off events or functions
Darren Hyde“As soon as something can be gained, it must also be protected”


Darren Hyde, Director

Our motto here at VIP is “Working With You”