Close Protection Services


Capricorn Security Group offers a fully licenced, fully insured and
Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor, Close Protection service

We have been supplying the TV & Film industry with licensed Close Protection officers since the SIA was formed in 2003. The bulk of our operational experience is working with key artists working on particular locations, sports stars working on television commercials and news crews working in difficult filming locations and
potential hostile environments.We offer both a one to one protection service or can provide Close Protection teams.

We conduct comprehensive threat and risk assessments to determine the best solution for our customers, ensuring a cost effective service without compromising on quality of service.

Our high level of professionalism and consistently high level of service has helped us grow our reputation and increase our client portfolio. For our commitment to quality of service we have been rewarded by securing and maintaining several significant contracts with key clients over the past decade.

For a number of years we have provided our services to a number of high profile Premier League Football Clubs, in particular players of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton. We proudly sit on the approved list of suppliers for ITV Productions, BBC and SKY TV and have done a significant amount of work for them. We also provide services to a number of main stream independent production companies that operate within the North West and surrounding areas.

We have, in recent years, conducted covert protection accompanying investigative journalists on many
assignments all over the county, on special projects and factual hard hitting documentaries.

We also have significant experience of brand protection working with both national and international brands to ensure that products are protected from being leaked into the public domain before the brand is ready to launch.  We also have a significant track record working on reality TV shows.

Brands we have worked with include:


Individuals have worked with include


  • Sir David Jason
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Alison Steadman
  • Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff
  • Angel Di Maria
  • Angela Rippon
  • Ann Widdecombe
  • Anna Friel
  • Anthony Martial
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Blue
  • Brant Daughtery
  • Christiano Ronaldo
  • Colin Firth
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • David Beckham
  • Elliott Tittensor
  • Erasure
  • Eric Cantona
  • Ferne Cotton
  • Freddie Ljungberg
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Gary Barlow
  • Heather Smalls
  • Holly Willoughby
  • Ian Brown
  • Jessica Enis
  • Jesus Navas
  • Joe Hart
  • Jude Law
  • Kym Marsh
  • Leroy Sane
  • Liam Gallagher & Beady Eye
  • Lisa Stansfield
  • Mario Balotelli
  • Martin Lewis
  • Mary Berry
  • Matt Cardle
  • Michael Le Bell
  • Michael Sheen
  • Mo Salah
  • Paul Pogba
  • Per Morberg
  • Peter Andre
  • Peter Kay
  • Ray Winston
  • Robert Downey Jr
  • Robin Van Persie
  • Rory Mcilroy
  • Samir Nasri
  • Sasha Baron Cohen
  • Sasha Pieterse
  • Sean Bean
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Stuart Pierce
  • Suranne Jones
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Theo Walcott
  • Tim Cahill
  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah
  • Tim Peake
  • Troian Belisario
  • Trevor McDonald
  • Wayne Rooney
  • William Roche
  • Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • Yaya Toure

Our Close Protection company structure is based on our Groups Managing Director as the overall head of Close Protections services. Billy Robinson works operationally with large scale film and commercials. Fellow Director, Dolton Adams heads up our services to news and live programme events.  Senior Manager, Bart Walkinshaw is currently lead Close Protection Operative for TV film and drama.

In accordance with our sector approval for Close Protection, we ensure that proper due diligence is applied to our contractual arrangements with our customers and our Close Protection Operatives.

Confidentiality is key, and all our Operatives are contracted with this in mind. We ensure that our staff are
appropriately screened, highly trained and regularly assessed for performance.

Note to buyers of Close Protection services:

Buyers should consider that the provision of close protection services in the UK is regulated under the Private Security Industry Act 2001.  For a person to provide this service legally they must hold a current and valid SIA close protection license.  However my advice would always be to go beyond this and select a company that sits on the list of SIA ACS contractors with Close Protection specified in their scope.  Buyers doing this will provide your client, yourself and the organisation or brand you represent total piece of mind that the security company itself has been independently checked by a third party awarding body, and approved by the SIA ACS as an approved contractor This means not only is the operative correctly licenced but the company will hold and
maintain correct valid insurance and have fit and proper assignment instructions, operative screening and a valid right to work in the UK.