Intrepid Joins the British Bodyguard Association

In a move designed to enhance its reputational credibility, Intrepid Risk Management has been accepted by the British Bodyguard Association (BBA) to join the organisation as a Corporate Member.  The BBA was formed in 2008 during a period of unprecedented growth in the bodyguard / close protection industry with the aim of setting a high benchmark of quality and providing ongoing support to its members.

 

The Close Protection industry is a vibrant and continually evolving sector that has grown considerably over the past few years.  The role of the Close Protection Officer is a demanding one that requires high levels of dedication beyond those required of most other professions.  Consequently, the BBA has set its own high professional standards of which its members must both achieve and uphold.

 

Jon Moss of the BBA said, “We’re delighted to welcome Intrepid to the BBA, they bring with them a wealth of experience particularly in the maritime and superyacht security sectors.”

 

Ed Hill, Managing Director of Intrepid Risk Management stated, “The British Bodyguard Association is an upstanding organisation that brings a whole range of benefits to the industry and to its members.  Joining the BBA has not only increased the credibility of the company, it has given us access to some of the best close protection operators in the industry”.

Indian Ocean and Somali Piracy by Ed Hill

To read the article Indian Ocean and Somali Piracy by Ed Hill… CLICK HERE

Opinion: Piracy in Southeast Asia

Opinion: A thought-provoking article illustrating how Southeast Asia is now widely regarded as the world’s most piracy infested waters.

Piracy in this region is hardly something new and the author correctly points out that more collaboration is needed between the authorities of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.  Moreover, similar strategies used to combat Somali piracy such as an increased naval presence in the region will undoubtedly have a positive impact on reducing the amount of attacks.

However, the role played by private maritime security companies should not be undermined.  As demonstrated in the fight against Somali pirates, the deployment of warships cannot guarantee the safety of every single vessel.

Although a step in the right direction, increased cooperation involving intelligence sharing and joint investigations into maritime crime will not create an immediate fix.  Therefore, the employment of on board security specialists should seriously be considered. EH

See the full article CLICK HERE

 

Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course coming soon

Intrepid Risk Management will soon be running a SSO course at its classroom in Birkenhead, Merseyside from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th June 2015.  Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment! Bookings can be made by emailing training@intrepid-risk.com

New Website Launched

Intrepid Risk Management have now gone live with our new website. The new website outlines our comprehensive range of maritime services and details the maritime security courses we offer worldwide.

Browse the new website and get a true insight into who we are and learn more about the professional and responsive services we offer.