Client Testimonials


Capricorn have been working in the tv/film making industry now for 20 years, and we are very proud of our reputation and the relationships we have built up with our clients. click on a name below to see what they have to say about our security services.

James Muirhead Location Manager

Having worked with Capricorn for over ten years now I am certain in saying the company have been getting better and better each year. Billy & Dolton have now got a good pool of guards to draw on, each man is ticketed and reliable. They have systems in place for unforeseen circumstances and are always able to provide cover for last minute changes. I would not hesitate in recommending them to any production.

Faye Newton Studio Manager

Capricorn have been amazing to work with. Constantly making sure that we are happy with our security and going far beyond the call of duty. I would highly recommend them to anyone! Thank you!

Matt Bowden Location Manager

The unpredictable nature of the TV and Film industry means it is vitally important that a security company is able to meet the requirements of a schedule that changes with little warning. There have been many occasions when I have needed additional security with only a few hours notice, which Capricorn have always managed to facilitate with an enthusiastic and helpful manner. The demanding environment in which the locations department operate whilst filming requires that the security guards become active members of the department, assisting in a way that requires detailed knowledge of the filming process. I found Capricorn staff to be highly experienced, polite and great at dealing with the general public.

Daniel Bankover – Shine TV

A massive thank you. Everyone thought your operatives were fantastic and did a really great job. They clearly knew their jobs inside out and made the crew very comfortable through their professionalism.

Jesse Stagg – Shoot Logistics

Thanks Billy – as ever, you and your crew had all aspects of the operation covered, and working with such professionals always make me feel at ease, knowing that the security is in safe hands.

Paul Bond – BBC Radio Five Live

The job your company did was fantastic and we really appreciated the flexibility you were able to give us on the day as the requirements changed. It was great working with you and I hope we can work together again in the future.

Aaron Sutter – Trying Again

Please pass on to Billy and Dolton glowing reports from us about Colin, Rob and Billy our regular guards for this job. All really on the ball and always happy to go above and beyond. A credit to Capricorn, they’re all keepers!

Ian Barwell – Shield Guarding

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your company for the excellent service you provided The Shield Group. Your patrol guys are a very professional outfit and a credit to you. I look forward to continuing our working relationship in the future.

Hayley – Best Parties Ever Ltd

There was absolutely no issues with Capricorn Security and that all the staff were polite and professional.

Marc Price – Unit Manager

In the fast paced challenging environment of television drama it is vital that the locations department works hand in hand with the security team. In my experience Capricorn Security have always recognised the needs of filming on the street and have always dealt with the crew and the general public in a polite, professional manner.

Shie Geller – Unit Manager

I have always found Capricorn Security easy to work with. Capricorn staff are excellent at dealing with the public and make the process of filming in areas in which we are guests a lot easier. They are enthusiastic and always willing to help with things that are not always security orientated. Schedules can change and locations can be dropped and found at the last minute so it is essential that a security company can provide guards at a moments notice. Capricorn do this with ease.

Paul Sparrow – Production Manager

Just wanted to say a big thanks to you and your team for assisting with our recent shoots for the commercials in Manchester. I know we did lots and lots of changing with the plans but your flexibility was very much appreciated! Looking forward to next time.

Claire Newton – Assistant Location Manager

Capricorn Security provide a friendly, professional and reliable service which I would recommend to any company looking for a security firm in the Northwest area.

Petra Rigby – Production Coordinator

We recently filmed a music video with Heather Small and 4 music items with Manchester University Chamber Choir at Gorton Monastery. Our unit base was 5 minutes away in a residential area of Gorton and it was great to have the peace of mind knowing Capricorn Security were on site. We also had to change one of filming dates at short notice and I was impressed with the reliability and flexibility offered by Capricorn Security.

Sian Davies – Community Leisure Events Officer

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for all the help we received over the bank holiday. I am truly grateful to you all for your effort and commitment. What a great job your guys did at the Fun in the Sun event 2007.It has been a lot of hard work in terms of planning, but your teams professionalism help enormously. I’m sure you would agree It was fabulous to see the Arena so packed full of people, all having a great time. Many thanks – it’s a pleasure to work with you all, hope to see you all in 2008.

Hannah Loma – Producer – Tour of Talent

We worked with Capricorn Security on a two week road show. They were always polite, professional and dedicated. We wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and would recommend them to anyone looking for security during a shoot.

Melissa Cresswell – Administrator

We found Capricorn Security to be very professional and flexible within our needs. We were especially pleased with the calibre of security personnel provided. We will have no hesitation in using them again.

Kate Grant – Location Manager

Filming on location is no easy business; every day finds us in a different place, facing new challenges and mixing with every kind of person. Schedules change last minute and our contractors need to be able to deal with this. There’s only one security company in Manchester with the right training and experience to meet these needs. That’s Capricorn Security.

Sally Maynard – Location Manager

Whilst filming on location in Manchester over the years i have always used Capricorn Security. I find them to be very professional and reliable. The local knowledge and experience that they have helps immensely, and i would highly recommend them for any filming in the North-West.

Laura Cockshoot – Production Co-ordinator

I found the Capricorn team on the Beatles shoot extremely accommodating and very patient.

Lesley Westhead – Location Manager

I have always found Capricorn to be reliable, good humoured and thoroughly well-versed in excellent location support. Capricorn are a delight to work with and I would recommend them without hesitation.

Dr. Stephen Johnson-Davies – Producer/Director

Capricorn Security provided a very high standard of protection for my film: MUSIC AT THE MINSTER; filmed in the City of Preston. Capricorn protected TV Presenter Suzanna Taylor to a very high level indeed. The Minster is located near some rather difficult places which is invaded by drug addicts and drunks. The homeless pester and threaten passers by for money. My film involved external pieces to camera near these places. The very large film crew of over 40: plus a second unit needed to have freedom to film unhindered outside and inside the Minster. Capricorn Security UK provided that peace of mind. Their visual presence and control certainly allowed us to film without incident. The entire shoot over several days saw millions of pounds of technical vehicles and equipment convert the Minster into a film set. Capricorn provided an outstanding 24/7 protection. Saturday 24th November required a particular high level of close protection to Talent and VIPs. Capricorn provided this to a very high level indeed. During the evening of 24th November Capricorn dealt with an medical emergency worthy of any full-time medical team. The husband of a cast member collapsed with an heart attack. Team members dealing with close protection and crowd control enshored that the patient received on the spot care and movement to hospital via Emergency Ambulance.

Claire Pugh-Williams Mr Blooms Nursery

Hi Billy, The security services you provided at Reddish were perfect thank you. I understand from our Art Department team that everything went well and that they were really pleased with your presence so thank you very much. We’ll be sure to contact you for future productions!

Katrin Lewis -BBC Production Coordinator

Billy and Dolton were courteous, helpful, and on-the-ball throughout. We didn’t have any incidents of note during the debate or after, but it was helpful to have discussed areas of concern with Billy, and we benefitted from his advice. I would certainly use Capricorn Security again if the need arose.

Lahra Tynda – BBC Stoke

There was absolutely no issues with Capricorn Security and that all the staff were polite and professional.

Liz Millman

I am impressed with Capricorn Security’s ability to consistently provide an excellent and efficient service each time we call upon them, usually with little or no notice. Capricorn often exceeds our expectations, even during the difficult and sometimes hostile situations news coverage can bring, all personnel are highly competent professionals. And I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.Lizz Milman, Operations Manager – ITV News.

Kayleigh Cruickshank

Thank you so much for your help over this production. As always it has run really well and the guards have been excellent.Kayleigh Cruickshank – Unit Manager Jamaica Inn October 31, 2013.

Clare Wade – ITV Productions

All was brilliant as usual on the day for Pride and you guys were fab.  Clare Wade Manchester Pride – ITV Productions. August 2, 2011.