LANDING A JOB IN SECURITY IS NOT EASY


BUT...

There is a way to get regular work, ad hoc assignments, and a pipeline of referrals for upcoming jobs, WHILE connectING with otheR CPOs.

 THE SECURITY INDUSTRY CAN BE A TOUGH ENVIRONMENT TO OPERATE IN

Does any of this sound familiar...

  • You know you’ve got what it takes to make it in the security industry, but you have no clue where to start, who to train with, or how to break into the industry
  • Or you worked hard, passed your training with flying colors, and have your licence in hand… but now you face the hard task of finding a job
  • Or you’ve sent out a million CVs into the black hole of the internet, chased down false empty leads, and are losing sleep, staring at glowing screen late at night still left empty handed

THEN YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT A MINEFIELD IT CAN BE

TRYING TO GET QUALITY ADVICE & SUPPORT



THAT'S WHAT INSPIRED US TO CREATE THIS

We were fed up with hearing stories about...

  • Bad training companies who promise you the world but deliver very little once they pocket your money…  
  • Toxic forums & communities on social media where every Tom, Dick, and Harry is an “expert” with an opinion & advice to give…
  • Overly-competitive and cut-throat career where some “professional” CPOs will tear each other down to get a leg up on a job.

WE HEAR YOU

Thankfully, all of that can be behind you...

 

Introducing the British Bodyguard Association

The British Bodyguard Association is the leading membership association for professional, working operators in the security industry. 


The BBA is packed with in-depth, practical training and resources on all aspects of working in security. It is the working operator’s go-to source, packed with helpful advice, practical training, useful resources, and real job vacancies.


PLUS, we connect you to a community that you can reach out to anytime, wherever you are. Because in our line of work…


Who You Associate With Matters!

The British Bodyguard Association is the leading membership association for professional, working operators in the security industry. 


The BBA is packed with in-depth, practical training and resources on all aspects of working in security. It is the working operator’s go-to source, packed with helpful advice, practical training, useful resources, and real job vacancies.


PLUS, we connect you to a community that you can reach out to anytime, wherever you are.

because in our line of work…



Who You Associate With Matters!

MEMBERSHIP IN THE BBA WILL GIVE YOU:

Credibility

The BBA is the longest-running association of protectors. Membership in the BBA puts you in a clear category above the rest. 

Community

Tap into the collective knowledge & experience of a community of real, working operators and industry experts who are there to support each other.

Career

Don’t leave finding your next job to chance and instead get access to hundreds of active jobs listings and insider referrals.

WHAT MAKES THE ASSOCIATION DIFFERENT?

UNRIVALLED REPUTATION

Build your career on a solid foundation shoulder to shoulder with serious professionals who are dedicated to being the best in the industry. 

PEER SUPPORT NETWORK

Grow your network, expand your opportunities, and get insider access to the latest industry events, trainings, and news and information.

Valuable Career Resources 

Take the guesswork out thriving in your career by accessing career tools, resources, and step by step roadmaps to follow

THE TEAM BEHIND THE BBA


Hi, we’re Shaun West and Jon Moss and we’re the guys behind the BBA. We started the BBA many years ago after realizing there was a need in our industry for reliable and trustworthy source of support for operators. And for the last decade and half, we’ve worked tirelessly building the Association from a small online forum into a strong internationally recognised industry body. 


When we started the BBA as working operators on assignment in overseas hostile war zones, we had one mission in mind:


SERVE OTHER WORKING OPERATORS


Now years later, the vision of the BBA has grown from its humble roots to include a top industry magazine, podcast, industry training/events, and a thriving and active community app. Despite its growth, the mission of the BBA remains the same which is to be a platform –


FOR OPERATORS BY OPERATORS


But the real strength and value of the Association comes from its members and the legacy and standards that each and every member proudly upholds. We’re now several thousand strong with members from a diverse background and wealth of experience from the military and the private security world. 


We’re extremely proud to be a part of such a well-respected organisation and we’re constantly humbled by the people we’re lucky enough to have met through the association.


We’re delighted to welcome you to the British Bodyguard Association, and if you have any questions just reach out to us.

THE TEAM BEHIND THE BBA


Hi, we’re Shaun West and Jon Moss and we’re the guys behind the BBA. We’ve spent the last 10 years building the Association from a small forum into an internationally recognisedindustry body that has served thousands of members over the years.


We each bring a wealth of experience with a combined 20+ years of military and private security experience. But the real strength and value of the Association comes from its members and the legacy that each and every one has left behind.


We’re delighted to welcome you to the British Bodyguard Association and if you have any questions just reach out to us.

THE TEAM BEHIND THE BBA


Hi, we’re Shaun West and Jon Moss and we’re the guys behind the BBA. We started the BBA many years ago after realizing there was a need in our industry for reliable and trustworthy source of support for operators. And for the last decade and half, we’ve worked tirelessly building the Association from a small online forum into a strong internationally recognised industry body. 


When we started the BBA as working operators on assignment in overseas hostile war zones, we had one mission in mind:


SERVE OTHER WORKING OPERATORS


Now years later, the vision of the BBA has grown from its humble roots to include a top industry magazine, podcast, industry training/events, and a thriving and active community app. Despite its growth, the mission of the BBA remains the same which is to be a platform –


FOR OPERATORS BY OPERATORS


But the real strength and value of the Association comes from its members and the legacy and standards that each and every member proudly upholds. We’re now several thousand strong with members from a diverse background and wealth of experience from the military and the private security world. 


We’re extremely proud to be a part of such a well-respected organisation and we’re constantly humbled by the people we’re lucky enough to have met through the association.


We’re delighted to welcome you to the British Bodyguard Association, and if you have any questions just reach out to us.

"

“In order for the industry to continue moving forward, I firmly believe that it requires an organisation such as the BBA to be able to: inform, develop, and most importantly, hold the industry, from top to bottom, to account.”


Bob Shepherd Best-Selling Author "The Circuit"

4 WAYS THE BBA CAN HELP YOU

  • Events & Workshops
  • leading industry publication
  • podcast
  • weekly newsletter

CIRCUIT EVENTS


Deep-dive workshops, events, & trainings from leading security experts


Looking for in-depth insights on specific tactics and strategies? Our expert workshops have you covered!

 

We bring you seasoned industry experts to teach you everything from conducting physical security risk assessments, to tactics for protecting your clients in a cyber world, to building your personal brand and reputation as an operator, and much more!

ALL ASSOCIATION MEMBERS GET ACCESS TO

Jobs board


We utilise our extensive network to bring you all the latest vacancies across the security industry. The BBA is the first and sometimes the only place to find these job opportunities. 


We work around the clock to land the latest vacancies as soon as they become available, so you never miss an opportunity for your next assignment.

industry directory


Clients who want a skilled, experienced bodyguard come to the British Bodyguard Association - it just makes sense!


Put yourself in front of industry recruiters and employers who are looking for operators like you to fill their pressing vacancies and roles.

Circuit magazine


For more than a decade the Circuit Magazine has been informing, educating and connecting security professionals across the globe.


Starting out as the BBA newsletter it is now the best-known publication of its kind in the industry. Written for operators by operators.

industry toolkit


Our Toolkit is a collection of industry packs which contain all the templates, forms, resources and aide memoirs you need to perform any assignment you embark upon.


From Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) to checklists and cheat sheets for essential risk management tasks, including security audits and surveys you’ll find what you need at your fingertips!


connected community


The strength of the BBA is in our members and the collective knowledge and experience of other working operators. Tap into the thriving, supportive community of security specialists on our BBA Connect app as a go-to source for all your questions, feedback, support and getting to know other like-minded professionals.


With a whole range of skills and expertise, the BBA community is a trusted resource you can turn to 24/7. 

BACKED BY the bba


Our emblem is more than just a logo, it represents the standards and ethics of operators who aspire to be the very best.


All members get a unique and smartly designed BBA lapel pin badge that you can’t get anywhere else. Backed by the BBA brand and worn with pride!

…All of this and much more when you join the Association


REAL OPERATORS, REAL CAREERS, REAL SUCCESS

Joe Buckle

MD, Security Concierge Group

It is a fantastic professional network for the industry thanks to the experience, knowledge, wisdom - and passion - of the dedicated team behind the BBA.

Andy Clark

Owner, G6 Global

G6 is proud to have the BBA as a critical partner and trusted resource in the close protection industry. 

Paul Tyler

CPO

It’s good to know you’re part of an organisation run by guys who really know the industry and look out for each other."

GUARANTEED PROTECTION FOR THE PROTECTOR

We're confident that you'll find the Association useful because it’s created with you in mind, first and foremost. And because it’s the powerful network, resources, and career tools we wish we had access to as busy, working operators. With support of a powerful community, access to valuable career resources, and the strong backing credibility of the BBA, the value you get will speak for itself.


But if you ever feel you have not gotten real value from your membership, then reach out and let us know. As fellow working operators on the security circuit, we truly appreciate every single member and value your feedback. And we will always do whatever we can to do right by you. Just drop us an email at Kari@the-bba.org.uk anytime! 

GUARANTEED PROTECTION FOR THE PROTECTOR

We're confident that you'll find the Association useful because it’s created with you in mind, first and foremost. And because it’s the powerful network, resources, and career tools we wish we had access to as busy, working operators. With support of a powerful community, access to valuable career resources, and the strong backing credibility of the BBA, the value you get will speak for itself.


But if you ever feel you have not gotten real value from your membership, then reach out and let us know. As fellow working operators on the security circuit, we truly appreciate every single member and value your feedback. And we will always do whatever we can to do right by you. Just drop us an email at Kari@the-bba.org.uk anytime! 


Choose a Membership that's right for you

£

60

/yr

  • Global Security Jobs
  • Standard Circuit Subscription
  • Standard Directory Listing
  • BBA Resume
  • 1 x Industry Resource Pack

£

180

/yr

  • All Lower Tier Benefits
  • BBA Annual Conference Pass
  • Premium Directory Listing
  • 3 x Industry Resource Packs
  • CV Review
COMPANIES, TRADE & ORGANISATIONS

Are you a business serving or operating within the security industry? Find out how partnering with the BBA could help you.

NOT SURE IF THE ASSOCIATION IS RIGHT FOR YOU?


The Association is NOT for everyone, and truth be told we’d prefer to help you figure out if it’s not right for you BEFORE you join rather than waste your time. So, let’s cut to the chase….

WHO THE ASSOCIATION IS FOR

  • People who’ve never worked in the industry before, but who are considering a career in protection and are looking for practical guidance and tips into the exciting challenge, freedom, and income a CPO career can provide - and are willing to put time and energy into making their professional ambitions a reality.
  • Operators who are just starting out in the profession and want to build a name for themselves and who want to get out of the job-to-job mentality and start building a network that generates a recurring pipeline of referrals for a lasting career in protection.
  • Operators who’ve been in the in the security sector for a while and want to better leverage their time and knowledge, by accessing a valuable network and worthwhile and valuable industry resources, trainings, and events to stay at the cutting edge of their career.
  • Seasoned, professional operators that are the “veterans” of security who have strong reputation, want to mentor others, and leave a lasting professional legacy to take their career to the next level.

WHO THE ASSOCIATION IS NOT FOR

  • If you’re a James Bond wannabe and drawn to a career in protection solely for the the glitz and glamour, the BBA is not right for you.
  • If you are so full of yourself that you don’t have room to hear anyone else’s ideas or you don’t like constructive, collegial support of other professionalsthen the BBA is not right for you. 
  • If you are disruptive just for the sake of it and are petty and toxic and like to argue and complain rather than offer something of real valuethen the BBA is not right for you.
  • If you are not passionate about CP work or you are not serious about a career in security and just dabbling in it on the side, then the BBA is probably not for you.
  • Iyou want everything handed to you on a silver platter and are not prepared to put in the work to make something of your careerthen the BBA is not right for you.
  • Iyou lack standards of professionalism and are looking for cheap wins by associating yourself with a professional body like the BBA, then the BBA is most definitely not right for you.

It might seem strange, us trying to talk you OUT of becoming a member – but truly if the Association is not the right fit then neither of us benefit.

We have a vested interest in making sure the Association is right for you before you join.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Can’t find what you’re looking for here, drop us a line with any questions you have…

I am new to the industry and don’t even have a job yet and you’re asking me to sign up to a professional association?

I don’t know if I’ve got what it takes to break it into this industry and make a career out of it? 

What if I don’t have a military or police background, can I still make it in the security industry? 

I don't have an SIA licence yet, is the Association right for me?

I am overseas and not British. Is the BBA still right for me?  

 Aren’t all bodyguards 7ft knuckle draggers? What if I am not young, or built like a brick outhouse, or a man for that matter? 

I’ve been in the industry for a while now and don’t really see the need to join an Association. 

Is the investment worth it? 

If there’s anything at all that you’re not certain about, anything we haven’t made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us at support@britishbodyguard.org and we’ll help you out.


GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL BY ENROLLING IN THE BRITISH BODYGUARD ASSOCIATION

£

60

/yr

  • Global Security Jobs
  • Standard Circuit Subscription
  • Standard Directory Listing
  • BBA Resume
  • 1 x Industry Resource Pack

£

180

/yr

  • All Lower Tier Benefits
  • BBA Annual Conference Pass
  • Premium Directory Listing
  • 3 x Industry Resource Packs
  • CV Review